This week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed a bill banning custom-made firearms, referred to as “ghost guns.” As amended, the measure will go into effect on October 1st, 2022.
Last year, Governor Polis signed SB21-256 into law, giving cities and local governments in Colorado the authority to establish their own gun regulations that are more stringent than state law. Using this authority, the Denver city council has now criminalized custom gun makers and their customers by passing a bill banning “ghost guns.” Repealing the state preemption law gave the anti-gun-controlled city council the opportunity to push their encroachment on the Second Amendment, instead of tackling the real issue of crime.
Thank you to our NRA members who continued to contact their City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock to oppose the “ghost gun” bill. Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates on Second Amendment issues in the Centennial State.