The deadlines for the introduction of bills has passed in both houses, so we don’t expect any more BAD bills to be introduced. Introduction of bills heretofore will require leadership permission. Just coming in under the wire were three additional gun-related bills:
The above bills are added to two others where hearings have yet to be scheduled.
Demise of HB22-1033
A bill to allow Permitless Concealed Carry (HB22-1033) failed on a party line 5-8 vote in the Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday afternoon.
The bill would have:
Tidbits of the debate:
The head of the RMGO proclaimed that gun violence prevention advocates had traded their “red coats for red T-shirts” defaming the Moms Demands Action.
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Ceasefire have produced a short video that explains the basics of Colorado’s ERPO law. View it here and share it with your friends and colleagues.
Boulder King Soopers Reopens
Last March 22nd, ten individuals were shot and killed at a Boulder King Soopers. On Wednesday, that grocery store reopened to the public.
The alleged shooter has been ruled currently ineligible to stand trial due to mental condition. Unfortunately, his family wasn’t aware of the ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Orders) law (see video), which could have been used to disarm the troubled young man. Dave Perry of The Sentinel marked the opening of the store by editorializing that it is about the guns.
HB22-1106 Guns in Schools VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED