Last Friday, May 2, Senate Bill 135 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper (D). SB 135 enacts a long-overdue alignment of Colorado with forty-two other states that allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law. SB 135 takes effect on August 6, 2014.
SB 135, sponsored by state Senator Greg Brophy (R-1), repeals restrictions in state law relating to the purchase and sale of rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, and will permit the purchase and sale of firearms in states not bordering Colorado by both residents and non-residents. SB 135 is an important pro-gun reform which repeals outdated restrictions, providing Colorado residents the freedom to purchase long guns in states beyond their immediate borders.
While this legislation is a step in the right direction, critical reforms are still needed after last year’s egregious anti-gun laws were passed, making this election year one of the most important in years.
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