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Colorado law allows for the removal of guns from the hands of domestic abusers. See Domestic Violence and Firearms in Colorado for more information about that law.

Colorado allows for the temporary removal of guns from people who have been found by a court to be a danger to themselves or others. See Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Colorado for more information about that law.

Colorado has no law requiring the removal of firearms from  other persons who have become prohibited from possessing them. However, Colorado law provides that, upon the discharge of any inmate from the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Department must provide a written advisement to the inmate that it is a crime if the person knowingly possesses, uses, or carries upon his or her person a firearm subsequent to the person’s conviction for a felony, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony. Any written stipulation for a deferred judgment and sentence must contain the same written advisement.1

 See our Firearm Relinquishment policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-108.[]