Who is Likely to Abuse the Possession of Weapons in Adams County?
The Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender statute (C.R.S. 18-12-108) is designed to keep guns and other weapons out of the hands of people who are likely to abuse such possession. When Colorado law makers try to accomplish a goal like keeping weapons out of the hands of people who may abuse them, they cast a very large net. Therefore, instead of looking at whether a person ever used a weapon in the commission of a crime, they find it easier to pretend all convicted felons are dangerous and should never have possession of a weapon in Adams County or anywhere in Colorado. It does not matter if the offense was 30 years ago or if it was a non-violent crime, if you have a felony record you will never be permitted to hunt with a firearm in Colorado.