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Colorado Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Lawmakers for Rejecting Dangerous Legislation That Would Weaken Colorado Gun Laws

H 1037 Would Have Forced Public K-12 Schools to Allow Civilians to Carry Loaded Handguns, Both Openly and Concealed, on Their Premises

DENVER – Volunteers with the Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives for rejecting three dangerous bills that would have rolled back Colorado gun laws, including H 1037, which would have forced public elementary schools, middle schools and high schools to allow civilians to carry loaded handguns on their premises.

Under current law, generally only trained law enforcement or security officers can carry handguns in Colorado public elementary, middle, and high schools. H 1037 would repeal the current public safety law and force schools to allow civilians to carry loaded handguns, both openly and concealed, on school premises. Volunteers with the Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action attended hearings on the three gun bills on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to reject legislation that would dismantle current gun laws.

STATEMENT FROM RACHEL BARNES, VOLUNTEER WITH THE COLORADO CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“Once again, our lawmakers have defended sensible Colorado public safety laws. The Coloradans I know don’t want more guns in schools, and I’m grateful lawmakers heard the concerns that so many of us have raised and chose to reject this dangerous proposal.”