Clarifying the gun laws

In response to Michael Levengood of Carbondale, the loophole you speak of does not exist (“Killer weapons too accessible,” letters, March 23, The Aspen Times).

Colorado requires private gun-sellers who are not federally licensed dealers to initiate a background check when transferring a firearm. Any unlicensed individual who seeks to transfer possession of a firearm to a prospective transferee must:

1. Require that a background check is conducted on the prospective transferee by a licensed gun dealer

2. Obtain approval of the transfer from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation following the background check request.

There is a legal process for acquiring such a firearm.

Your local gun store would be able to help you out with all the paperwork and approvals. Acquiring this firearm advertised in the paper, without a background check, is illegal.

James Gordon