Colorado Constitutional Carry Bill Advances

Colorado Constitutional Carry

Colorado Constitutional Carry

Colorado’s House Bill 1205, known as the Constitutional Carry Act of 2011, was passed by the State House today 40-25. It must be approved once more on a recorded vote before it can go to the Senate. This bill would allow anyone that can legally own a firearm in the State of Colorado and pass a criminal background check (required to purchase a handgun) to carry a concealed firearm without having to get a permit.

If passed this would make Colorado the fourth state to allow concealed carry without permits. The other states with similar laws are Vermont, Alaska and the most recent being Arizona.

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  • Hal

    So when should I expect my refund for the permit I payed for, lol.
    Glad to see Colo doing this though I had a question on reciprocity, but if I read the bill right there will still be CC permits issued if one wants to go that rout. I can’t see all the states we have reciprocity with granting it to people without a more formal check. And before you yell I think the second amendment is enough and the US should go the way Colo is looking. But I don’t want to lose my right to carry in the states I can now. Travel was one of the big reasons I got my permit.

  • Centennial Firearms

    This bill would not change the concealed handgun permit process. The Concealed Handgun Permit will stay in place for those who want a permit and for those who travel out of state where we have reciprocity.

  • First step is done (passed the House), two to go. Next is the Senate vote followed by the Democrat Governor, John Hickenlooper. The Senate vote is a maybe, but the Governor is as anti-gun as Mayor Michael Bloomberg. When Hickenlooper was Mayor of Denver, he was a solid member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. If I were a betting person, I would bet against Colorado House Bill 11-1205 making it to law this year.

  • Michael Hendricks

    Wyoming Constitutional carry was signed into law today

  • Sonny

    I have had my permit for 16yrs and beleive anyone wanting to carry should have to go thru a back ground check and a training course. I hope South Carolina never passes this kind of law.

  • Thiebeau

    This is the best war for the state to protect citizens. MANY people cannot afford to purchase a permit, thus forcing them to either break a useless law or become a victim. How many criminals have a concealed carry permit or even care/know there is a law requiring a permit? How many crooks do you think purchase handguns/firearms legally?

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