Colorado: Monday Hearing Scheduled for Gun Bills in Senate Committee

On Monday, March 19, the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider two gun bills. Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 51 and to SUPPORT Senate Bill 52.

Senate Bill 51, sponsored by Senator Michael Merrifield, would make it a crime to knowingly possess a “multi-burst trigger activator” that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm. The broad and overreaching provisions in this legislation could potentially criminalize firearm modifications such as competition triggers, and ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.

Senate Bill 52, sponsored by Senator Owen Hill, and Representatives Lori Saine and Stephen Humphrey, seeks to repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold. By removing this restriction, law-abiding Coloradans are not limited in their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Please contact members of the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 51 and to SUPPORT Senate Bill 52.