Colorado House passes three radical gun control bills

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Colorado Politics
Article date: 
23 April 2024
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Colorado News
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House Democrats voted to pass three gun bills late on Saturday night, including one that would require gun owners to obtain a liability insurance policy for their firearms...

House Bill 1270 mandates that firearm owners must have liability insurance and requires insurance companies to offer firearm liability coverage in homeowners and renters insurance policies to cover injuries caused by accidental firearm discharge. The bill faces opposition not only from Republicans but also from some Democrats, with 12 of them voting against it, including representatives from rural areas and Colorado Springs...

House Bill 1353 requires firearms dealers in Colorado to obtain a permit, adhere to sales regulations, provide annual employee training and report suspicious activities.

Under the proposal, violations may result in fines up to $250,000 and felony charges.

Opponents argued that the bill is redundant, as firearms dealers are already required to have federal licenses. They also claimed it would not effectively deter crime, citing statistics showing that less than 2% of guns used in criminal acts were purchased from licensed dealers...

House Bill 1349 proposes an 11% excise tax on firearms and ammunitions sales, with several exemptions.

Revenue generated from the tax would be allocated to various funds, including support for crime victim services and shooting range safety programs. Because the vote proposes a new tax, it needs to be approved by the voters. If it passes through the legislature, it will appear on the November ballot...


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