One of the most heated debates in American politics is the battle between gun rights and gun control. Because of this, changes in gun laws are constantly being pushed through by supporters and simultaneously pushed back by opponents.

Read More: New Colorado Laws Affect Marijuana + Guns |

However, the most recent change in Colorado's gun laws will see a big change take place with regard to the legality of carrying a firearm in a private vehicle and will affect those who keep guns in their vehicles for hunting, personal safety, and sport.

Colorado's Latest Gun Law Affects Private Vehicles + Eliminates Gun Racks

While you don't see them much these days, it was once commonplace for hunters and gun enthusiasts, mostly in rural areas, to keep some sort of rifle on a gun rack affixed to the rear of a truck's cab.

99.9 KEKB - Grand Junction's Favorite Country logo
Get our free mobile app

However, beginning January 1, 2025, it appears that it will be illegal to store firearms this way in Colorado.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1348 into law which requires firearms in private vehicles to be stored out of sight and locked up, which includes a locking glove compartment or center console.

Prior to this new legislation, Colorado law permitted the storage of handguns, concealed or not, in private vehicles and permitted other firearms such as rifles and shotguns to be transported as long as the gun's chamber wasn't loaded.

The new law won't go into effect until 2025 and even then, the punishment for violating it will result in a civil infraction accompanied by a small fine.

[Journal Advocate]

NEXT UP: Crazy Old Colorado Laws That Are Still Enforced Today

We all know that we need laws and law enforcement to keep our communities civilized. But it's amazing how many outdated laws are still on the books across our beautiful country.

After looking at OutThere Colorado and Uncover Colorado I put together a list of ridiculous laws that are still in effect here in the state that we call home.

Strangest Laws in Colorado You're Probably Breaking Right Now

We all try our hardest to follow the law, even when we don't agree with them. We took a look at some of Colorado's laws and discovered a few that make no sense at all.

We know drinking and driving is illegal, but did you know riding a horse while intoxicated is illegal. Or take a mule or donkey into a building could get you in trouble.

And whoever threw a missile at a car is someone we'd like to meet.

Take a look at Colorado's most outrageous laws on the books.

18 State Laws Colorado Residents Want to Get Rid Of

As Colorado residents, we're asking you what state laws you think are outdated or unnecessary. Would you get rid of the state income tax or something else? Scroll through the comments below to see which laws Colorado is ready to get rid of.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

More From 99.9 KEKB - Grand Junction's Favorite Country