State Law Background

In 2012, Colorado experienced the horrific mass shooting in a movie theater in the City of Aurora. In 2013, Colorado significantly upgraded its gun laws.  Now Colorado:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

Colorado still does not, however:

Local governments in Colorado, with the exception of Denver, generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition.

In 2016, Colorado had the 20th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. 812 people died from firearms injuries in Colorado that year.

Colorado Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Colorado, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.