Democrats, who control both the Colorado House and the Senate, passed both bills this month without Republican support in either chamber.
Republicans unsuccessfully tried to amend the bills to limit their scope and create exceptions in certain cases, such as for victims of assault who are unable to immediately report missing firearms.
Isabelle Daigle, a spokeswoman for Colorado’s state House Republicans, said the measures “attack Coloradans’ core Second Amendment rights.”
“These bills do not serve a common-sense purpose to provide solutions to actual problems. Instead, they are just a step on a slippery slope of trying to pursue a gun control agenda rather than looking for the root causes of the issue,” she said. “We presented solutions and amendments to the legislation that would have reigned in control, but Democrats refused to at every turn.”
In the wake of the Boulder shooting, Democrats began discussing additional legislative proposals they believe will prevent gun violence, including mental health measures that Republicans are pushing for rather than more restrictive gun measures.