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:

Colorado still does not, however:

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

In 2015, Colorado ranked 22nd in the number of gun deaths per capita among the states. 701 people died from firearms injuries in Colorado that year. Colorado is also a source of guns used in crimes in other states. Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in 2009, Colorado ranked 19th in the number of crime guns exported, and exported guns used in crimes at almost twice the rate at which it imported them.

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.