DENVER (AP) – A Republican proposal to repeal an antiquated law on out-of-state rifle and shotgun purchases has been approved unanimously by the Colorado Senate.
The bill would undo a 1969 law that says Coloradans may purchase, but not take possession of, a shotgun or rifle unless they buy it in Colorado or a contiguous state.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rural Hospitals Worry About Staffing As Vaccination Deadline Approaches
The provision means that some out-of-state rifle purchases require a transfer to a gun dealer before the Colorado owner can take possession. The law predates federal regulation on interstate gun transfers.
A state fiscal projection said the repeal would have only a minimal effect on state sales taxes.READ MORE: Focus On New Moms, Pregnant Women In Colorado Naloxone Project Expansion
The proposal was approved on a unanimous unrecorded voice vote and faces one more vote before it heads to the House.
LINK: Senate Bill 135
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