Category: Weapons

The laws regarding weapons and firearms in our state are constantly changing, and the debate about our second amendment rights rages on. Because of this, it is vital that all people who own firearms and other weapons to keep themselves updated on the laws.

 

To that end, this blog post will offer refresher on some basic laws and rules about using and owning weapons in our state. Still, knowing

 

The phrase “deadly weapon” might conjure images of a semi-automatic rifle or hand grenade.

While these certainly constitute dangerous weapons under Colorado law, our state’s definition of a deadly weapon is not limited to firearms – or even other objects designed to cause injury. Under Colorado law, any type of object, instrument, device, material, or substance may be considered a deadly weapon if it is used in a dangerous

Not too long ago in Denver, police opened fire on a car full of teenagers after the driver of the car supposedly started accelerating toward the officer. The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez, was shot and killed.

 

In recent weeks, this incident has drummed up national attention. People are claiming that none of the teenagers in the car were armed, and thus the shooting was unprovoked and

Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms, and therefore cannot legally acquire them.  Those who acquire firearms for a felon are themselves subject to criminal penalties.  However, these cases are not often subject to the heightened media scrutiny and public attention placed on the case of Evan Ebel, a convicted felon and parolee who used a gun to kill Colorado’s prisons chief and a pizza delivery driver.  He also shot,