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Firearms FAQ

A NO, according to recent Colorado Legislation, effect July 1, 2013 (HB13-1229) a background check is required for all private transfer of firearms which must be conducted through a licensed firearm dealer (FFL).
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According to the Federal Firearms Regulation Reference Guide:
The identification document presented by the purchaser must have a photo of the purchaser, name, address, and date of birth, and must be issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of identification of individuals. (e.g. Drivers License) Currently, Colorado Concealed Weapons permits do not constitute a valid ID for the purposes of the firearms background check. However, a Colorado Concealed Weapons permit with a current address may be used to establish residence when the valid ID does not.

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The State of residence is the State in which an individual is present with the intention of making a home in that State. A member of the Armed Forces on active duty is a resident of the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located. If a member of the Armed Forces maintains a home in one state and the member's permanent duty station is in a nearby State to which he or she commutes each day, then the member may purchase a firearm in either the State where the duty station is located or the State where the home is maintained. A resident alien who is legally in the United States is considered to be a resident of a State only if the alien is residing in that State.

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18 years of age for long guns, 21 years of age for handguns, and 21 years of age to purchase an "other".

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Yes, any person who:

  • Has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
  • Is a fugitive from justice.
  • Is a unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance.
  • Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution.
  • Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the U.S. or an alien admitted to U.S. under a nonimmigrant visa.
  • Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions.
  • Having renounced their citizenship to the U.S.
  • Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing , stalking, or threatening an intimate partner; or
  • Has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. [18 U.S.C. 922(g)]
  • Was adjudicated as a juvenile for an act that would have constituted a felony if committed by an adult.
     
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Yes, this law applies to convictions on any date before or after the law passed.