Biofire founder Kai Kloepfer says his goal in creating this 9mm smart gun is to “have an incremental positive impact on sort of the uniquely American challenge of gun deaths.” Photo: Biofire NPR.org | Ryan Lucas | April 29, 2023 A #SafeStorage story; 26-year-old Colorado inventor, Kai Kloepfer, CEO and founder of Biofire, created safe solution
Tom Mauser, father of Columbine High School shooting victim Daniel Mauser, left, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, parents of Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, and gun control supporters gather after Gov. Jared Polis signed four gun control bills at Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 28, 2023. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)
SB23-168, 169, and 170 and HB23- were signed into law April 28, 2023 by Governor Jared Polis. This milestone received international media coverage.
Denver, Colo., April 28, 2023—For Immediate Release—Today at the Colorado State Capitol, Governor Jared Polis signed a suite of four gun safety bills meant to address numerous aspects of gun safety and gun industry accountability. Afterwards, bill sponsors were joined by gun violence prevention advocates with a gathering on the Colorado Capitol west steps recognizing the progress in making Colorado safer.
“We can save lives from preventable violence. Let’s join together for the America we love without fear of not returning home from an Independence Day Parade on Main Street,” said Eileen McCarron, co-founder and president of the 23-year-old Colorado Ceasefire, the longest-running gun violence prevention organization in the state.
“This milestone of gun violence prevention legislation marks several years of tireless efforts by Colorado Ceasefire with fellow members of the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence (CCAGV),
Giffords/Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Colorado Faith
Communities United Against Gun Violence (CFCU), Everytown for Gun Safety (with Moms Demand Action/Students Demand Action), Blue Rising, PTA and the League of Women Voters and so many others in our shared mission,” McCarron noted.