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Gov. Jared Polis signs gun control measures into law

One of the laws is called the Isabella Joy Thallas Act and is named after a Denver woman who was shot while walking her dog.

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two gun control measures into law at a noon ceremony at the governor's mansion in Denver.

The new laws are tied to House Bill 1106, which requires safe storage of guns in households with minors; and Senate Bill 78, which requires firearms owners to report when their weapons are lost or stolen within five days.

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The latter is known as the Isabella Joy Thallas Act, in honor of the Denver woman who was murdered on June 10, 2020 by a neighbor as she was walking her dog in LoDo. The rifle used in the murder was stolen by the alleged shooter from a lifelong friend, a Denver Police officer, and without the officer's knowledge or consent. 

Thallas' family was at Monday's signing ceremony, along with bill sponsors Sens. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, D-Longmont, and Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Reps. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, and Tom Sullivan, D-Centennial. 

>> Read the full story at Colorado Politics. 

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