FAQ: Colorado Criminal Firearms Laws – The Impact of Colorado Criminal Convictions On The Right To Bear Arms Under Federal Law
Because of the impact of such crimes as Colorado Domestic Violence convictions upon the right of the individual to bear arms – a separate webpage addressing the issue is found below.
Colorado Criminal Lawyer for the Defense of Colorado Criminal Cases and Firearms Laws – H. Michael Steinberg
Firearms Restrictions Under Colorado Law
It is a felony offense to knowingly possess a firearm subsequent to conviction for any felony, or subsequent to conviction for attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony, under the laws of Colorado, any other state, or federal law. C.R.S. 18-12-108.
Conviction of two or more alcohol-related driving offenses within ten years may result in ineligibility to obtain a concealed handgun permit. C.R.S. 18-12-202(3), 18-12-203(1)(e).
Being subject to a protective order will result in ineligibility to obtain a concealed handgun permit. C.R.S. 18-12-203(1)(g).
Firearms Restrictions Under Federal Law
It is unlawful for any person to possess a firearm or ammunition 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 an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance.
Is under a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner.
Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
See Federal Law – U.S.C. § 922(g).
* This is a summary written in 2010 by the Colorado Public Defender’s office. … credit is given to this excellent organization.