How does an abuser give up his/her guns and ammunition?
If the abuser is in the courtroom when a judge orders the abuser to give up his/her guns and ammunition, s/he will have 24 hours to give up the guns and ammunition. If the abuser is not in the courtroom when the order is issued, s/he will have 48 hours to give them up.1
After the judge orders the abuser to give up his/her guns and ammunition, the abuser may do so by:
- selling or transferring the firearms to a federally-licensed firearms dealer;
- storing them with a law enforcement agency; or
- selling or transferring them to a person who can legally possess firearms or ammunition.2
You can read more about keeping an abuser from accessing guns on the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center’s website.
1Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-14-105.5(2)(a)
2Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-14-105.5(2)(a)(II)(c)