Statistics: (Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence)
According to the Giffords Law Center, Colorado has the 21st highest gun death rate in the United States.
Community Gun Violence:
Young People and Guns:
District Attorney Brian Mason's Stance on Gun Violence
In 2022, District Attorney Brian Mason joined United States Congressman Joe Neguse as he unveiled an important package of legislation to reduce gun violence. District Attorney Mason's remarks from that press conference are below.
Colorado HB21-1106 Safe Storage of Firearms
District Attorney Brian Mason was the only District Attorney in Colorado to testify in favor of this bill. HB21-1106 requires that firearms be responsibly and securely stored when they are not in use or not within the immediate control of an adult to prevent access by unsupervised juveniles and other unauthorized users. It was signed into law on April 19, 2021.
“Safely storing a gun is a common sense measure that every parent – gun owner or non-gun owner –can get behind. We want our children to be safe.
“I see the tragic results of gun violence nearly every day. This bill will help prevent gun violence, particularly accidental gun violence, and will literally save lives. As District Attorney, my top priority is protecting the community. That’s precisely what this bill does and I am proud to support it.” --District Attorney Brian Mason