Citizens’ in Greeley and Weld County have the Right to Bear Arms under the 2nd Amendment. What the government does not tell you are all the ways they can keep you from exercising that right. Federal law has over-ridden Colorado law in Greeley, Dacono, Fort Lupton, Keenesburg, and Platteville regarding gun control. Knowing exactly what may hinder you from using your Second Amendment Right is important to make sure you can secure it.
- Concealed Carry Permit
- Illegal Discharge of a Firearm - C.R.S. 18-12-107.5
- Possession of a Dangerous or Illegal Weapon - C.R.S. 18-12-102
- Possession of Weapons by a Previous Offender - C.R.S. 18-12-108
- Prohibited Use of a Weapon - C.R.S. 18-12-106
- Unlawful Possession of a Concealed Weapon - C.R.S. 18-12-105
Greeley Gun Ownership Prohibited
The United States government has declared that anyone who has been convicted of a crime in which the punishment can be more than a year in prison is not be able to possess a firearm. This would apply to anyone convicted of a felony or some misdemeanors. If a misdemeanor crime of Domestic Violence is committed, the person convicted will lose their gun privileges. Remember, however, that it is the federal definition of Domestic Violence which matters. Other provisions made by the government eliminate gun ownership for:
Illegal aliens or people with a non-immigration visa
Anyone who is the subject of a court protection order
Someone who had rejected their United States citizenship
Someone who was dishonorably discharged from the military
Anyone committed to a mental institution
An unlawful user or addict of controlled substances
Colorado law applicable in Miliken, Firestone, and Lochbuie restricts gun ownership to anyone convicted of a felony, on probation, under a court order that prohibits firearms possession, and anyone, who as a juvenile, committed a crime that is a felony if committed by an adult. Our Colorado Constitution gun rights originate under Article II, Section 13.
Weld County Firearm Rights Lawyer: Limitations on the Use of Firearms
The government not only restricts those who may be in possession of a firearm, they also restrict the ways someone may be able to use them. It is important to be familiar with the prohibitions and limitations on using rifles, pistols, bows and arrows, and shotguns in Weld County.
The 2nd Amendment: Your Firearms Rights
The Right to Bear Arms ensures that you can protect your family, possessions, or property under both the US and Colorado Constitutions. The 2nd Amendment also guarantees that you can hunt and participate in outdoor recreation that involves target practice and shooting. In turn, protecting firearms rights is essential in keeping this land free.