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Legal Information: Colorado

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of October 13, 2023

The abuser uses a gun for his/her job. Does the law still apply?

Colorado state law says it is illegal for someone to possess a firearm if s/he is on probation after being convicted of a crime that involved domestic violence. However, an exception can be made for someone whose job requires the use of a firearm if the judge believes that the victim and his/her child would not be endangered and the gun is not stored in the defendant’s home.1

For more information, you may want to talk with a domestic violence advocate in your area.  To find one, please go to our CO Advocates and Shelters page.

1 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-1.3-204(2)(b)(IV)