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Safe Storage

What is Safe Storage?

Safe Storage means storing firearms locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition. Securing firearms protects children and adults by preventing unintentional shootings and gun suicides.

Why is Safe Storage Important?

An estimated 54 percent of gun owners don’t lock all of their guns securely. Every year, nearly 350 children under the age of 18 unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. 

Colorado’s Safe Storage Law

This law, Statute C.R.S. 18-12-114, was passed in 2021. It requires gun owners to store firearms in locking devices out of the reach of children or prohibited persons.  Safe storage saves lives and reduces accidental shootings among children.