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File #: 21-1493    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 11/29/2021 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 1/3/2022 Final action: 1/3/2022
Title: A bill for an ordinance amending chapters 14, 34, 37, 38, and 42 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to restructure the weapons code, properly categorize and clarify certain offenses involving minors and non-weapons offenses, prohibit non-serialized firearms in the City, and make conforming amendments. Amends chapters 14, 34, 37, 38, and 42 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to restructure the weapons code, properly categorize and clarify certain offenses involving minors and non-weapons offenses, prohibit non-serialized firearms in the City, and make conforming amendments. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 12-8-21.
Indexes: Emily Lapel
Attachments: 1. BR21 1493 CAO Weapons and Missiles Request, 2. BR21 1493 CAO Weapons and Missiles Draft Bill, 3. Ghost Gun Presentation - Committee 12.8.21, 4. 21-1493 Filed Bill_Weapons and Missiles Bill Draft - 25, 5. 21-1493 Filed Bill_Weapons and Missiles Bill, 6. 21-1493 Amendment - Flynn - ATF, 7. 21-1493 - signed, 8. 21-1493 For an ordinance amending chapters 14, 34, 37, 38, and 42 of the Denver Revised

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Date Submitted: 11-29-21

 

Requesting Agency: City Attorney

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name:  Erica N. Rogers (CAO) Kristin Bronson (CAO)

Email:  Erica.Rogers@denvergov.org Kristin.Bronson@denvergov.org

 

Item Title & Description:

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These appear on the Council meeting agenda. Initially, the requesting agency will enter a 2-3 sentence description. Upon bill filling, the City Attorney’s Office should enter the title above the description (the title should be in bold font).

 

Both the title and description must be entered between the red “title” and “body” below.  Do not at any time delete the red “title” or “body” markers from this template.

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A bill for an ordinance amending chapters 14, 34, 37, 38, and 42 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to restructure the weapons code, properly categorize and clarify certain offenses involving minors and non-weapons offenses, prohibit non-serialized firearms in the City, and make conforming amendments.

Amends chapters 14, 34, 37, 38, and 42 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to restructure the weapons code, properly categorize and clarify certain offenses involving minors and non-weapons offenses, prohibit non-serialized firearms in the City, and make conforming amendments. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 12-8-21.

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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

 

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

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Earlier this year, the Biden Administration’s announced it would be taking efforts to update federal rules to help end the proliferation of non-serialized firearms in the country. These “ghost guns” as they are referred to colloquially, are firearms and firearm frames and receivers that lack a serial number, and thus cannot be traced to their original owner, seller, or manufacturer.

 

As various cities across the country have seen more and more of these non-serialized firearms being used in crimes, Mayor Hancock and City Attorney Kristin Bronson are proposing a ban on the possession, carry, use, manufacture, and sale of non-serialized guns in Denver.

 

In addition to the prohibition on non-serialized firearms, this bill also reorganizes division 2 of chapter 38 of the D.R.M.C. where weapons offenses are listed. The reorganization is intended to provide better clarity for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and average citizens. Some minor modifications to the status quo are intended to capture legislative intent or provide clarity where previous code language was unclear.

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Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.) Citation (if applicable):

 

Draft Bill Attached?