Interactive Timeline of Colorado Ceasefire Accomplishments

Six new gun reforms enacted:

  • Safe Storage
  • Reporting of Lost and Stolen Guns
  • Domestic Violence Relinquishment Enhancements
  • Expanded Background Checks
  • Local Regulations of Firearms
  • Office of Gun Violence Prevention


  • ERPO passed by House (38-25) and Senate (18-17). Governor signed into law.


  • 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.


  • Formed 501(c)3 Colorado Ceasefire Outreach.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Mailer for John Buckner – ousted Republican incumbent with 54% of 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  • Repealed the Sunset on “Deny on Arrest” provision in CBI Background Checks


  • Tightened reciprocity rules on CCW permits


  • Successfully worked to defeat NRA lobbyist running for HD1 – powerful door-to-door leafletting.


  • Concealed Carry shall-issue enacted
  • Preemption enacted (Denver sued and won a partial overturn.)


  • 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.


Defensive Work

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