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New bill would prevent gun sales to Coloradans convicted of violent misdemeanors

TIMOTHY A. CLARY

DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado lawmakers are considering a new bill that could prohibit people convicted of certain misdemeanors from purchasing a gun.

The Expand Firearm Transfer Background Check Requirements is meant to tighten the background check process.

House Bill 21-1298 would prevent licensed gun dealers from selling a firearm to people that have been convicted in the last five years of a misdemeanor for the following offenses:

  • Assault in the third degree
  • Bias-motivated crime
  • Child abuse
  • Crime against an at-risk person
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Harassment
  • Menacing
  • Possession of an illegal weapon
  • Sexual assault
  • Unlawful sexual contact
  • Unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile
  • Violation of a protection order

Additionally, HB21-129 makes it unlawful for licensed gun dealers to transfer a firearm before receiving a background check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in the Department of Public Safety. The violation would be a class 1 misdemeanor.

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  1. This is just more government overreach by the radical Marxist Democrats who want to continue to Chip away at the second amendment until it is completely gone. Come on ACLU and do your thing.

    1. No this is government doing what the people should have done, trying to get the guns out of unstable peoples hands…… your either part of the solution OR your part of the problem…which is it?

      1. Taking away gun rights from people who have never committed a felony or a gun crime or intend to commit a gun crime is not a solution. What it is is an attempt to ban guns from all law abiding American people.
        You always sound like you are either drunk or just have a low iq.. which is it?

      2. He’s part of the problem. He can’t see any solution that may require a compromise of his extremist personal views.

  2. These are all crimes many murderers and serial killers commit prior to The Big One(s). Many are domestic violence related whose perpetrators frequently end up as cop killers and family murderers. Glad to see some proactive solutions.

    1. Then why not legislation to more seriously punish the people who commit these crimes, and not just legislation to control guns?

      1. because that would take more time and resources to change the current laws than it would to enact a new one.

  3. Criminals don’t follow laws. You would think even the dimmest Democrats would understand that, as they are the ones most likely to be victimized.

    1. you may be right but while criminals dont follow laws this will make it more difficult to obtain a legal weapon to use….as for illegal weapons that’s another chapter in this story. baby steps one foot in front of the other.

  4. These are some real gun wielding felons who care nothing about gun laws.
    https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2021/05/09/disabled-veteran-says-armed-blm-protesters-beat-him-during-portland-demonstration/
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    Biden the demented fraud puppet along with criminal radical Marxist Democrats that now occupy our government support these domestic terrorists.
    Marxist Democrat Governor Polis recently reduced the sentencing requirements for murderers and the Marxist radicals in our government are flooding America with criminal immigrants and releasing felons early from prison.
    I have no interest in what the marxists have to say about gun control and what is good gun control for all Americans.
    The Marxist real interest is in one thing only banning guns completely from all Americans.

    1. I guess everyone who doesn’t agree with your extremist views is a criminal radical Marxist Democrat.

  5. “Unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile”
    .
    Why is it OK to unlawfully provide a handgun to a juvenile?

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