National instant criminal background check system
- judicial process for awarding relief from federal prohibitions
- legislative declaration
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(I)He or she has been found to be incapacitated by order of the court pursuant to part 3 of article 14 of title 15, C.R.S.;
(II)The person has been committed by order of the court to the custody of the behavioral health administration in the department of human services pursuant to section 27-81-112; or
(b)He or she is a person to whom the sale or transfer of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. sec. 922 (d)(4), or who is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition pursuant to 18 U.S.C. sec. 922 (g)(4).
(a)The petitioner shall have an opportunity to submit his or her own evidence to the court concerning his or her petition;
(b)The court shall review the evidence; and
(c)The court shall create and thereafter maintain a record of the proceeding.
(a)The circumstances regarding the firearms prohibitions imposed by 18 U.S.C. sec. 922 (g)(4);
(b)The petitioner’s record, which must include, at a minimum, the petitioner’s mental health records and criminal history records; and
(c)The petitioner’s reputation, which the court shall develop, at a minimum, through character witness statements, testimony, or other character evidence.
(a)Before granting relief to a petitioner pursuant to this section, the court shall issue findings that:
(I)The petitioner is not likely to act in a manner that is dangerous to public safety; and
(II)Granting relief to the petitioner is not contrary to the public interest.
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(I)If the court denies relief to a petitioner pursuant to this section, the petitioner may petition the court of appeals to review the denial, including the record of the denying court.
(II)A review of a denial shall be de novo in that the court of appeals may, but is not required to, give deference to the decision of the denying court.
(III)In reviewing a denial, the court of appeals has discretion, but is not required, to receive additional evidence necessary to conduct an adequate review.
Section 13-5-142.5 — National instant criminal background check system - judicial process for awarding relief from federal prohibitions - legislative declaration,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-13.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).