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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Colorado.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 27 February

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Colorado

In Colorado, any person under age 18 may not knowingly possess a handgun, except:

- When in attendance at a hunter's or firearms safety course;
- During lawful firearm or target shooting;
- During certain organized competitions or performances;
- When hunting or trapping with a valid state license;
- When traveling to or from such activities as previously noted;
- When on property under the control of the person's parent, legal guardian or grandparent with the permission of such person's parent, legal guardian or grandparent; or
- When at the person's residence, with the permission of the person's parent or legal guardian, for the purpose of lawful self-defense.

Colorado does not provide a minimum age to possess rifles or shotguns. Colorado also provides no minimum age for the purchase of a handgun or a long gun, although federal age restrictions still apply…

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