Timeline of Colorado Ceasefire Accomplishments
Six new gun reforms enacted:
- Gun Victims Access to Judicial system – repeals gun industry immunity and creates of a cause of
action for lawsuits by those harmed by gun violence
- Minimum Age – stablishes a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases
- ERPO extensions – Adds educators, licensed health professionals, mental health professionals,
the attorney general, district attorneys and city attorneys as petitioners
- Waiting Period for gun transfers – 3 days
- Domestic Violence cases in municipal courts must follow firearm relinquishment procedures of
district and county courts
- Ghost guns – bans unserialized firearms and establishes a felony for possession of a machine
gun converter kit
Two new gun reforms enacted:
- Vote without Fear – prohibits openly carried firearms within 100 ft of a ballot drop-off box or
- POWPO fix – returns over 60 felony crimes to being POWPO eligible (POWPO: possession of
weapon by previous offender)
- 100% of political committee contributions went to winning candidates.
Six new gun reforms enacted:
- Safe Storage – gun owners must securely store firearms so they are inaccessible to juveniles and
- Reporting Lost and Stolen Firearms – must report to law enforcement within five days
- Domestic Violence Relinquishment Enhancements
- Expanded Background Checks – prohibits purchase of guns by those convicted of violent
misdemeanors within past 5 years; requires purchaser to successfully pass a background before
gun transfer (i.e., closes the Charleston loophole)
- Empowers local governments to pass stronger gun laws than state or federal laws
- ERPO passed by House (38-25) and Senate (18-17). Governor signed into law. Allows household members and law enforcement to petition the courts to suspend access to firearms by those dangerous to self or others.
- Initiated Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) bill. Passed house 37-23. Failed in Senate.
- Election: 90% of PAC monies went to winning candidates in game changer election.
- Held forum on Extreme Risk Protection Orders with Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Mental Health Colorado primarily for law enforcement, prosecutors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other therapists.
- Formed Colorado Ceasefire Outreach – educational branch (501(c)3)
- Five new gun regulations enacted:
- Universal Background Checks
- Gun buyer pays for the Background Check (instead of taxpayer)
- Ban on High Capacity Magazines
- Domestic Violence Surrender of Firearms
- In-person training required for CCW permit
- Successfully worked for defeat of 9 bad bills.
- Worked tirelessly against the recalls. Two senators recalled, another resigned over bills.
- Election: 97% of political committee contributions went to winning candidates.
- Ceasefire PAC mailed out supportive information for John Buckner, who unseated an incumbent
with 54% of the votes.
- Convened meeting of gun violence prevention advocates 4 days after Aurora shooting.
- Stakeholders monthly meetings (Ceasefire lobbyist initiated)– consensus set of bills 12/14
- Repealed sunset of “deny on arrest” provision in CBI background checks. The sunset would have
allowed the 2000 measure to expire. Persons who are under arrest for a prohibitive crime can
not purchase guns.
- Tightened reciprocity rules on Concealed Carry (CCW) permits. Reciprocity rules allow persons
from other states with CCW permits to carry concealed in Colorado. For a new Colorado
resident, an out-of-state permit is only valid for the first 90 days of their residence here.
- Ceasefire PAC successfully defeated NRA lobbyist running for HD1 through powerful door-to-
- Concealed Carry shall issue law enacted – requiring sheriffs to grant permits to carry hidden
handguns to any person legal to possess a firearm. Training class required.
- Preemption enacted – prohibits any municipality or county from enacting gun laws stronger than either federal or state laws. Denver sued and won a partial waiver from the preemption.
- Formed 501(c)4 arm for advocacy at the capitol.
- Law enacted to require clerks of courts to transfer information on adjudicated mentally ill to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. NRA fought it.
- General Assembly defeats bill to Close the Gun Show Loophole.
- SAFE Colorado takes initiative to Close the Gun Show Loophole to the voters …wins 70%-30%
- Colorado Ceasefire forms as a Political Action Committee (originally called Colorado GAP) to
unseat those legislators responsible for defeating common sense gun laws.
- Ceasefire had a hand in turning 6 seats at the legislature. First Democratic Senate in 40 years.
Some of the bad bills we have defeated (many of these come up year after year)
- Stand Your Ground (business)
- Allowing people without permits to carry a concealed weapon
- Guns in Schools
- Arm Felons
- Allow people with CCW permits to skip Background Checks for gun transfers
- Repeal of High-Capacity Magazine Ban of 2013
- Repeal of Universal Background Checks
- Ease process for Machine Gun and Silencer Certificates
- Bills to override federal gun laws. This is not possible because of the Supremacy Clause of the