Louisville considers adopting gun safety measures – Boulder Daily Camera

Louisville officials have taken the first steps toward enacting gun safety measures in the city.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, council members heard the first reading of several new gun violence prevention ordinances.

The gun control legislation includes six ordinances in total, including one that would ban the sale and possession of assault rifles.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the advancement of the six ordinances of the legislation, which is scheduled for a public hearing on June 7.

If passed, the ordinances will also ban triggers, confirm that the legal age to own firearms in Louisville is 21, restrict possession of “ghost guns” (firearms without a serial number), regulate the open carrying of firearms in certain places, requiring specific signage at firearms dealers and imposing a waiting period for the purchase of firearms.

Following the King Soopers mass shooting in 2021 – which resulted in the deaths of 10 people – Colorado state law now allows municipalities to pass stricter gun regulations than those enforced nationwide. ‘State.

The passage of this legislation is “calculated to reduce threats to residents in public places and the risk of impulsive suicide or crime posed by easily obtainable firearms” in Louisville, according to the prescription document.

The Louisville City Council is drafting its own legislation to be consistent with the Boulder City Council, which is also considering gun safety measures.

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