Carrying a Firearm While Trafficking Drugs in Colorado

Possessing most drugs in any quantity is a serious offense, but there are some factors that can make this already significant crime even more substantial in the eyes of the law.

A Denver man who was recently convicted for drug trafficking is a perfect example. He was sentenced in federal court to drug trafficking charges, but his sentence was enhanced further because he was found in possession of a firearm while committing the crime.

He was sentenced to five years [...]

Coloradoans Still Stocking Their Arsenals Into November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in panic for a lot of people. That manifests itself through the stockpiling of certain items. For some people, it’s food or household products; for others, it’s guns and ammunition.

Reports out of Colorado Springs have detailed the increased sales of firearms throughout the state. Some gun retailers say their sales are four times greater now than they were one year ago. This has resulted in a shortage of ammunition as well.

Of course, every [...]

CO Supreme Court Rules on Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ Challenge

In the modern era, gun control has become a very divisive issue. Local gun ordinance laws can clash with state laws, as has been the case in Colorado recently.

For example, in Boulder in 2018, the city council passed an ordinance that banned the possession and sale of high-capacity magazines and assault-style weapons within the city limits.

After passing this ordinance, the city’s citizen groups sued and now the Colorado Supreme Court is going to weigh in on whether or [...]

Can You Bring Firearms to a Protest? A Review of Colorado Weapons Laws

You have the right to protest and in Colorado, you also have the right to bear arms. But what happens when those two rights collide? Can you bring a firearm to a protest?

Recent protests in Denver saw the confiscation of assault rifles from activists. While open carry is not legal in Denver, some protesters had weapons seized from their car after reports were made to police of suspicions the trunk contained military-style weapons.

The Colorado Times Recorder reported that [...]

Colorado Sees Spike in Gun Sales During Coronavirus

People around the country are unsure of what to expect from the coronavirus situation. In many parts of the country, panic has set in and led to hoarding supplies.

It isn’t just toilet paper and canned food that people are stocking up on, however. In the state of Colorado, ammunition and firearms have been flying off the shelves.

Despite the extraordinary circumstances, police departments around the state want to remind everyone that the laws surrounding firearms are still in effect.[...]