COLORADO POLITICS – March 1, 2020 – A new education campaign launched Monday to ask firearms owners to keep their weapons locked up when not in use, but Democrats at the state Capitol are going to push for more than an ask when they come back later this month. Attorney General Phil Weiser and law enforcement partners from around the state released two public service announcements around the issue of safe gun storage.
“Across the state, law enforcement professionals know that responsible and safe gun storage saves lives,” Weiser said in a statement. “Together, building off of a model developed by the Larimer County Juvenile Gun Safety coalition, we encourage Colorado gun owners to safely secure their firearms. Securing firearms appropriately means that they can’t be stolen or misused by persons—especially children—who should have no access to them. In Colorado, we are dedicated to looking out for our neighbors and taking responsibility; safe storage of firearms is a part of that tradition.” The announcements focus on not leaving unlocked firearms in cars and putting guns in safe storage devices indoors when not in use. [full article]