Democratic Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado signed legislation on Monday adding new gun-theft reporting and gun-storage requirements to the state’s firearm regulations.
Polis put his signature on two bills sent to him by the Democratic-majority Legislature, one requiring gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to law enforcement within five days of discovering it missing and the other requiring that firearms be “responsibly and securely stored” when not in use.
The new reporting law, which does not apply to licensed gun dealers, requires gun owners to make a report or face a $25 fine. A second or subsequent offense is a misdemeanor punishable by