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Gov. Jared Polis Signs 2 Gun Safety Bills Into Law, Including 'Isabella Joy Thallas Act'

DENVER (CBS4)- Two new gun safety bills were signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Monday. Both laws are designed to prevent suicides, community violence and other tragic events.

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One law renamed the "Isabella Joy Thallas Act" is in memory of a young woman who was shot and killed while walking her dog in Denver's Ballpark neighborhood last summer. The weapon used in the shooting was stolen.

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The new law requires a gun owner to report their lost or stolen gun within 5 days of discovering it is gone. Not doing so would result in a fine.

The other law creates an educational campaign to encourage gun owners, especially those with children, to properly store their firearms.

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