Tara Menza Colorado House District 11 Longmont Republican

At the June 14, 2022 Longmont City Council meeting the city’s elected officials discussed a broad package of several gun control ordinances.

These are:

  1. Banning the sale and possession of “assault weapons,” magazines over 10 rounds, and rapid-fire trigger activators; raising the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21.
  2. Prohibiting the concealed carrying of firearms in “sensitive” public places including: any area owned by or controlled by the town, public parks or open space, protests, anywhere that serves alcohol, hospitals and other medical or mental health facilities, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples or other places of worship, stadiums or arenas, courthouse, banks, theaters, child care centers or preschools, and more.
  3. Prohibiting the open carrying of firearms in all public places.
  4. Requiring all firearm dealers to post “warning” signs at all locations where firearms transfers take place.
  5. Requiring a 10 day waiting period prior to the sale of firearms.
  6. Regulating the manufacture and possession of non-serialized firearms or so-called “ghost guns”.

The council voted to move forward discussion on the following:

  1. Ban open carry citywide
  2. Raise age limit to purchase any firearm to 21
  3. 10 day waiting period
  4. Ban ghost guns
At this time, draft ordinances have not been released from the city.

Listen to my public testimony in the video below to hear why I think it’s important council doesn’t confuse gun safety with gun control.