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EA1FD7C33A02D30D872586AA007277B8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1106

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 1, 2021      
Location SCR 352



HB21-1106 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:50:21 PM  

Senators Hansen and Bridges, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 21-1106, concerning measures to secure firearms to prevent use by persons not lawfully permitted to possess firearms.   They discussed safe storage laws in other states, suicide and firearms, school shootings, and access to guns. 

 

 

 

 

03:01:03 PM  

Committee members asked questions about constitutional requirements and self-defense.

03:03:44 PM  

Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He raised concerns about redundancy and self-defense.   

 

Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally For Our Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.  She raised concerns about self-defense, suicide by means other than firearms, and enforcement of the bill. 

 

Mr. Ronald Dietz, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. He raised concerns that the bill does not address mental health issues. 

03:14:58 PM  

Keith Emerson, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.  He raised concerns about self-defense and lack of educational components in the bill. 

 

 

03:19:04 PM  

Mr John Dannelly, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. He discussed self-defense and infringement of rights.

03:20:54 PM  

Ms Mary Parker, representing self, testified in support of the bill. She discussed accidental shootings. 

 

Ms. Erica Manoatl, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. She discussed firearms and public health.

 

Dr Mark Matthews, representing American College of Physicians, Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill. He discussed public health and firearms.  

 

Committee members asked questions about safe storage efficacy in reducing gun violence. 

 

 

03:33:07 PM  

Mr Peter Fogg, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.

 

Fr. Michael Nicosia, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to end gun violence (CFCU), testified in support of the bill.  He discussed safety and well-being. 

 

Dr. Julie Meyers, representing American Academy of Pediatrics, CO Chapter, testified in support of the bill. She discussed costs associated with gun violence.

03:43:57 PM  

Dr. James Todd, representing American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed children and access to guns. 

 

Cameron Todd, representing self, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the inverse relationship of automobile accidents and accidental shootings. 

03:50:27 PM  

Ms. Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. She discussed public health and access to guns.

 

Dr. Lisa Ferrigno, representing American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Colorado State, testified in support of the bill.

 

Ms. Whitney Toutenhoofd, representing Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.

04:01:47 PM  

Mr Peter Gurfein, representing Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed unauthorized users and firearms.

 

Allison Anderman, representing Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed safe storage laws in other states.

 

Dr. Caitlin Jones-Bamman, representing American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill. She discussed accidental shootings and patient care. 

04:11:50 PM  

Mrs. Leslie OBrien, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in support of the bill.

 

Maria Ogneva, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in support of the bill.

 

Dr. Sindhu Sudanagunta, representing Children's Hospital of Colorado and the American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:42 PM  

Mrs. Lyndsey Quist, representing Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill.

 

Mr. Brian Mason, representing 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

 

Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.

 

Committee members asked questions about enforcement provisions and unauthorized users. 

 

04:35:30 PM  

Anneliese Steel, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

 

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written public testimony for HB21-1106 can be found in Attachment C. 

04:41:57 PM  

Senators Hansen and Bridges gave closing remarks.



04:49:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1106 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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