Colorado governor signs two gun measures into law nearly a month after Boulder shooting

Colorado governor signs two gun measures into law nearly a month after Boulder shooting

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, signs into law a bill from the state Senate to tighten gun regulations on Monday, April 19, 2021, in Denver. Washington (CNN)Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills tightening gun regulations into law on Monday, nearly a month after the mass shooting in Boulder , Colorado, left a police officer and nine others dead. Both measures were introduced before the mass shooting occurred on March 22 at a grocery store, but the tragedy added to the public pressure and urgency to act on legislation, lawmakers have said. Democrats, who control both the Colorado House and the Senate, passed both bills this month without Republican support in either chamber. Senate Bill 78 , renamed the Isabella Joy Thallas Act in honor of a 21-year-old woman shot and killed in Denver last summer, requires a gun owner to report their lost or stolen firearm within five days or be subject to fines. Thallas was shot and killed in June 2020 with a stolen weapon that was never reported, according to CNN affiliate KCNC . "While of course this legislation can’t bring any of our fellow Coloradoans back who are no longer with us, we know that this not only can prevent future loss of life, but can also be part of the healing for the Thallas family and so many others impacted by gun violence by a stolen gun," Polis said in remarks Monday before signing the bills. House Bill 1106 mandates gun owners to "responsibly […]

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