Colorado Needs Safe Storage Law
As a result, children and toddlers have accessed guns and wounded themselves or other children. Teens have accessed guns in their home to kill others or themselves.
In school shootings, the vast majority of shooters used a firearm they found in their home.
In homes with guns, the risk of suicide is five times greater. The risk of homicide is three times greater in households with guns.
Keeping guns unloaded and locked away while storing the ammunition separately in a locked place will save lives. That’s why Ceasefire proposes legislation that would make it an unclassified misdemeanor if:
Ceasefire believes such legislation should outline exceptions to the crime, including
We believe that legislation should also require licensed gun dealers to provide a written warning regarding storage requirements for a firearm to each person to whom the dealer sells or transfers a firearm and to post the same warning at each purchase counter. It would also require gun show promoters to post the same warning at each entrance of a gun show.