Colorado generally prohibits the knowing possession of a “dangerous weapon,” which includes a machine gun.1 However, an exception applies for any person with a valid permit to possess a machine gun.2 Federal law generally allows the possession of machine guns manufactured prior to May 19, 1986 so long as they are registered.

See our Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-102(1), (3). ⤴︎
  2. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-102(5). ⤴︎