Colorado Governor Signs Gun Control Bills After Massacre
April 28, 2023 9:49AM PDT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor has signed four gun control bills months after a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub.
The new laws enacted Friday include raising the buying age for all firearms from 18 to 21 and installing a three-day waiting period between the purchase and receipt of a gun.
The state’s red flag law also has been expanded.
The changes allow teachers and councilors to petition a judge to temporarily remove someone’s gun if the person poses a threat.
Another measure allows gun violence victims to sue the firearm industry, which has long been protected from litigation.
Republicans have decried the laws as onerous encroachments on Second Amendment rights.