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What you need to know about weapon laws in Colorado

There are many laws governing the possession, transit and use of weapons in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado.  To avoid running into trouble with the law, here are some laws you should know about to help you avoid a weapons charge.

Deadly weapons are not just limited to guns.  A deadly weapon in Colorado is defined as knives, loaded or unloaded firearms, brass knuckles, and bludgeons which are any other objects that are capable of producing serious bodily injury or death.

You can be charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon or carrying a concealed weapon if you have a knife or gun concealed on your person, or you bring a firearm, explosive or another dangerous device into the building of the general assembly or other state government buildings.

You can be charged with a weapons violation if you aim a firearm at someone, recklessly discharge a firearm, set a trap of a loaded firearm that could go off if you leave it unattended or knowingly swing or aim a dangerous weapon of any kind.

If you are a convicted felon, your right to carry a gun may have been revoked, and if you are caught in possession of a firearm, you could face a fine of up to $100,000 and up to three years in jail.

You may not possess anything defined as a dangerous weapon, which includes a firearm silencer, a machine gun, a short shotgun in which the barrel is less than 18 inches, a short rifle in which the barrel is less than 16 inches or a ballistic knife.  Possession of any of these is considered a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

It is also a felony to possess a loaded weapon on any kind of school grounds, including colleges and universities.
Newell & Decker serves clients in Denver and nearby Colorado communities.

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