Colorado House Passes Mandatory Storage Law Amid Heavy Opposition

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On March 9th, the Colorado House passed heavily debated Mandatory Storage Legislation, House Bill 1106. IMG: NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 9th, the Colorado House passed heavily debated Mandatory Storage Legislation, House Bill 1106.  Despite thousands of emails and phone calls in opposition, the measure was passed by a 40 to 25 vote after evoking a heated exchange on the House Floor.  HB 1106 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.  Please contact your State Senator and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1106.

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House Bill 1106 imposes government-mandated standards for storing firearms, rendering a person’s firearm useless when needed for self-defense.  This should be a matter of personal responsibility, as everyone’s situation is different.

As previously reported, this measure places an undue burden on law-abiding gun owners, while touting “crime prevention.”  Littleton, CO recently passed a similar storage ordinance for gun dealers, mandating certain storage procedures and devices that have created huge financial restrictions for business owners.  Further, the financial and physical requirements for abiding by this ordinance are nearly impossible to comply with.

Again, please contact your State Senator and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 1106.


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TEEBONE

“Held:

“3) …the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.” – D.C. v. Heller (2008)

Dicta:

“[A] statute which, under the pretense of regulating, amounts to a destruction of the right, or which requires arms to be so borne as to render them wholly useless for the purpose of defense [is] clearly unconstitutional.”

Finnky

Your choice.
I chose differently because I tend to be a bit clumsy and most long-arms are not drop safe. Given how quickly I can rack an AR, 30 vs 31 rounds is really quite meaningless. If I need firepower faster than I can rack an AR, I just need my pistol.
I rarely use long arm outside gun range. I don’t have much faith in security of a vehicle, so if I’m going shopping my long arms remain secure at home instead of in the car. Pistol IWB will have to suffice.

ForsakenConstitution

My house is my safe. Everything in my safe is secure and protected. You have no business in my safe unless I invite you.

Last edited 10 months ago by ForsakenConstitution
Levelhead

Every one of my guns is secured in one of three safes, except the one I am carrying, or is under my direct supervision. I don’t need a law to tell me to do that. If you own a firearm rather than buy the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th buy a safe. Then you can buy as many as you want and they will all be secured properly. Aside from your kids, or friends being unjured with your unsecured firearm you will not have to answer the door to a policeman telling you someone was killed with your stolen gun. Just… Read more »

Finnky

Just how secure do you consider a safe? Do a few internet searches and you will discover just how easily safes can be defeated. I view a safe as primarily a fire protection device, providing only a slight delay for a determined thief, though it should deter children.

StLPro2A

A safe or a lock only keeps the honest and the terminally stupid out. Favorite saying of an old Harley riding buddy who was a professional locksmith.

MICHAEL J

Sounds like California, but we already have that stupid law. Want to know how they enforce it here? The gun clerk at the store asks what kind gun safe you own: model and make. He writes it down and gives you your gun. The laws in California are as ignorant as the people who wrote them.

popeye77

that’s because of all the stupid californians that have moved to colorado.

MICHAEL J

Not all but certainly too many.

191145

Asking this for “a friend”, but didn’t the SCOTUS judge these type of laws unconstitutional in the HELLER VS DC decision some years back ?

Steel Pot Army

I just looked at the bill and it is fairly stupid as far as these bills go. I didn’t really see anything about enforcement, if I missed it can someone point it out(excluding the fines there is much) But I did see that there are a few huge holes in it. If you don’t give permission to your children, others etc. and they have access then you are in violation. However, if you give permission, you are not. Seems to be that all you have to do is to grant permission to whomever you wish and there you go. The… Read more »

Ryben Flynn

Hiccupblooper forced MagPul to leave the States along with employees and the tax revenue over magazine size.

KDad

And Hickenlooper got elected Senator! Go figure!

popeye77

they don’t care because the sell marijuana on every street corner, lots of tax dollars there.

Grigori

WOW! I had no idea that two adult males could do that to each other at the same time. Not my thing but an amazing video, nonetheless.

RoyD

LOL!

Get Out

These buffoons spend a lot of time debating and then passing an anti-gun bill that’s unenforceable. Next they’ll be coming to your home demanding entry to check your storage arrangement without a warrant in the the name of your children’s safety. If you have children at home, teach them, don’t just talk about guns, teach proper gun handling and that they are not toys. Let them handle them, clean them and shoot at melons so they can see the destructive power of the bullet if the firearm is handled improperly. Take the mystery away concerning firearms and you’ll never have… Read more »

Get Out

An acquaintance put up a “No warrant, No entry” sign on his front and back doors next to his No Solicitors sign.

Last edited 10 months ago by Get Out
musicman44mag

That’s it. Make the laws where you will be in trouble for not storing your gun according to how they want them stored so you might just give up and not want to have a gun. That’s the whole point . Make it to where it is impossible to use it or where you don’t want it or to be bothered for having it or the possibility of fines or being a felon for not following the new laws. Next will be the government offering rewards for turning in your fellow neighbors for not following the new laws. You think… Read more »

DC

Maybe the state senate should amend the bill to also require that the state police guarding the legislative chambers and officers be locked in the basement of the building, and only let out after a violent attack has occurred.

swmft

I like that ,but you forgot the body guards need to be locked in trunk of car or at least their guns, police guns in trunk safe locked with ammo stored in safe inside car