Colorado Democrats have introduced a long-awaited bill that would ban the sale or purchase of “assault weapons” in the state.
House Bill 23-1230, introduced Friday night by Rep. Elisabeth Epps, D-Denver, and Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, adds to a list of firearm restriction bills that Democratic lawmakers have introduced this legislative session.
“A ban on knowingly manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, offering to sell, or transferring ownership of an assault weapon … in Colorado is in the best interest of the citizens of our state,” the bill’s legislative declaration reads.
The bill defines “assault weapons” by certain features – such as whether they have threaded barrels, pistol grips, or flash suppressors – rather than by manufacturer and model. Read more…