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Colorado Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Polis Signing Final Bill in Suite of Gun Safety Legislation

June 23, 2021

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action released the following statement after Governor Jared Polis last night signed HB21-1255 into law — the final bill in a suite of gun safety legislation. HB21-1255 will help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers by strengthening the rules for firearm relinquishment.

“We are thrilled and grateful that Governor Polis signed this bill into law,” said Holly Cheng, a volunteer with the Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action. “There is no doubt that this legislative session was a historic year for gun violence prevention in our state — but the fight doesn’t end here. We cannot rest until the gun violence crisis is a thing of the past.”

“With yesterday’s bill signing, we are one step closer to ending gun violence,” said Hannah Sanders, a lifelong Colorado resident and volunteer with Students Demand Action at University of Colorado Boulder. “I am proud to live in a state where our leaders are committed to tangible, lasting change that will keep us safe. This trend cannot stop here — we need to continue to push forward until all Coloradans are protected from gun violence.”

This new law marks the signing of a final bill in a suite of legislation to prevent gun violence in Colorado — a historic commitment to gun safety. Last weekend, Governor Polis signed three new bills into law introduced after the mass shooting in Boulder. Colorado lawmakers also passed two additional gun violence prevention bills earlier in the legislative session that were also signed into law. 

Statistics about gun violence in Colorado are available here, and information on how Colorado’s gun laws compare to other states’ overall is available here

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