Signage Requirements for Gun Dealers

To address the problem of impulsive crimes or suicides made possible by easy access to firearms, Ordinance 8528 requires gun dealers to post signage in English and Spanish regarding the dangers of firearms possession.

Boulder Municipal Code 5-8-40. - Disclosure

(a)At any site where firearm sales or transfers are conducted in the City of Boulder, a licensed firearms dealer shall conspicuously display a sign containing the information set forth in subsection (b) in any area where the sales or transfers occur.

Such signs shall be posted in a manner so that they can be easily viewed by persons to whom firearms are sold or transferred, and shall not be removed, obscured, or rendered illegible. If the site where the sales or transfers occur are the premises listed on the licensed firearms dealer's federal license(s), an additional such sign shall be placed at or near the entrance.

(b)Each informational sign shall be at least eight and one-half inches high by eleven inches wide and feature black text against a white background and letters that are at least one-half inch high. The signs shall not contain other statements or markings other than the following text in English and Spanish:

WARNING: Access to a firearm in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, death during domestic violence disputes, and the unintentional death of children, household members, or others. If you or a loved one is experiencing distress and/or depression, call 1-844-493-8255. Posted pursuant to Section 5-8-40, B.R.C. 1981.

(c)The City of Boulder shall make available a downloadable sign as described in subsection (b) of this section in English and Spanish and make such sign available on the City's website.(d)The Boulder Police Department is authorized to enforce this chapter consistent with subsection (e) of this section.(e)When violations of this section occur, a warning shall first be given to the licensed firearms dealer or other person in charge of the site. Any subsequent violation is subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500). Each day upon which a violation occurs or is permitted to continue constitutes a separate violation.

Boulder Municipal Code 5-8-40