State & Federal Firearm Prohibitors

State & Federal Firearm Prohibitors


Colorado State Firearm Prohibitors

  • C.R.S. 18-12-108(3) and (4)(c) - Has Been Adjudicated Delinquent for a crime, which if committed as an adult, would be a felony; ONLY within 10 years of the felony adjudication.
  • C.R.S. 18-12-112 (9)(a) - Private firearms transfers - background check required - A person who violates a provision of this section commits a class 1 misdemeanor and shall also be prohibited from possessing a firearm for two years per state law.
  • C.R.S. 24-33.5-424(3)(b.3) - The bureau shall deny a transfer of a firearm if the prospective transferee has been convicted of any of the following offenses committed on or after June 19, 2021, if the offense is classified as a misdemeanor, or if the prospective transferee has been convicted in another state or jurisdiction, including a military or federal jurisdiction, of an offense that, if committed in Colorado, would constitute any of the following offenses classified as a misdemeanor offense, within five years prior to the transfer:
    • (I) Assault in the third degree, as described in section 18-3-204;
    • (II) Sexual assault, as described in section 18-3-402 (1)(e);
    • (III) Unlawful sexual contact, as described in section 18-3-404;
    • (IV) Child abuse, as described in section 18-6-401;
    • (V) Violation of a protection order, as described in section 18-6-803.5 (1)(a) and (1)(c)(I);
    • (VI) A crime against an at-risk person, as described in section 18-6.5-103;
    • (VII) Harassment, as described in section 18-9-111 (1)(a);
    • (VIII) A bias-motivated crime, as described in section 18-9-121;
    • (IX) Cruelty to animals, as described in section 18-9-202 (1)(a) and (1.5);
    • (X) Possession of an illegal weapon, as described in section 18-12-102 (4); or
    • (XI) Unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile, as described in section 18-12-108.7 (3)

Federal Firearm Prohibitors

The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person that:

  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (1) - Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (excludes state misdemeanors where the person may have received a sentence for up to two years):
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (2) - Is a fugitive from justice:
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (3) - Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (4) - Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to any mental institution;
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (5) - Is an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (6) - Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (7) - Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced U.S. citizenship;
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (8) - Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner;
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (9) - Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV);
  • 18, U.S.C. §922 (n) - Is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.