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☷ Lafayette Colorado - Lafayette City Council approves firearm safety ordinances 23 June 2022
Lafayette , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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LAFAYETTE , Colo . June 23 , 2022 – The Lafayette City Council approved four firearm ordinances on their second reading Tuesday , June 22 . The ordinances will go into effect Friday , July 1 . The firearm laws are intended to expand the City’s ability to prevent gun violence within the community .
The four regulations that passed included Ordinance No . 20 , Series 2022 prohibiting the possession of unfinished frames and receivers and unserialized firearms , also known as “ghost guns;” Ordinance No . 21 , Series 2022 requiring firearms dealers to post signage at points of - sale warning of the risks of having a firearm in the home; Ordinance No . 22 , Series 2022 prohibiting open carrying of firearms in public places throughout the City; and Ordinance No . 23 , Series 2022 prohibiting open or concealed carrying of firearms on City property .
Last year , the Colorado General Assembly passed
Senate Bill 21 - 256
lifting the state preemption on certain firearm regulations . Absent certain conditions , local governments may now regulate the sale , purchase , transfer , or possession of a firearm , ammunition , or firearm component or accessory . The bill was among several introduced in the aftermath of the March 22 , 2021 mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder . At the meeting on June 7 , 2022 , Lafayette City Council also passed a resolution urging the Colorado legislature to enact statewide laws to address gun violence and prevention .
“City Council has chosen to pass a series of ordinances that limit access to a weapon and has urged the Colorado government to take future actions , ” Mayor JD Mangat . “We have chosen to stand side - by - side with our neighboring municipalities pursuing stronger gun control measures to protect Lafayette and our residents . ”
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