Colorado Campus Gun Ban Initiative (2016)
|Voting on Firearms|
|Not on ballot|
In 2013, the state legislature passed a slew of gun control laws. The highly contested laws came about, in part, as the result of mass shootings in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012 and in a grade school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The legislature was also considering a bill with the same objective as the current measure - banning concealed weapons on college campuses. However, the bill was tabled after Sen. Evie Hudak (D-19) confronted a rape victim who said she should have the right to carry a gun for protection.
The passage of the other three gun bills considered by the legislature triggered efforts to recall Sen. Angela Giron (D-3), Senate President John Morse (D-11) and Hudak. Giron and Morse were successfully recalled, and Hudak chose to resign.
Path to the ballot
Supporters must obtain signatures totaling at least 5 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office of secretary of state in the preceding general election in order to place the measure on the ballot.
- Colorado Campus Gun Ban Initiative (2014)
- Colorado 2013 Gun Legislation Repeal (2014)
- Colorado Ammunition Restrictions Law Amendment (2014)
- CBS Denver, "Campus Gun Ban Could Be Headed To Colorado Ballots," January 3, 2014
- Daily Camera, "Effort to put campus gun ban on Colorado ballot withdrawn — for now," June 25, 2014
- FoxNews.com, "Colorado gun laws take effect amid final rush for ammo," July 1, 2013
- HuffingtonPost.com, "Angela Giron, Colorado State Senator Facing Gun Vote Recall, Predicts Victory," August 25, 2013
- Fox News, "Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law," November 27, 2013