Colorado raises age to buy firearms to 21

Aug 7, 2023 | Political News

A new gun control law has passed in Colorado that now prohibits many legal US adults from buying a firearm

The bill, SB23-169, forbids all people under the age of 21 from purchasing a firearm, except in the case of active members of the US Military, peace officers, and people approved by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. It was signed by Democrat Gov. Jared Polis and goes into effect Monday.

“People under the age of 21 are no longer going to have the right to defend themselves with firearms,” remarked Kevin Day, a store manager at DCF Guns in Castle Rock, Colorado. “The best thing we can do is continue to educate the public.”