Colorado Needs Safe Storage Law
This Bill Would Require:
Failure to safely store weapons would result in a misdemeanor.
Exceptions occur if:
If passed, this law would be the first in Colorado requiring adult gun owners to keep guns safely stored out of the hands of minors.
Without a safe storage law, 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.