DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, a Colorado Senate committee passed a so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for most Coloradans to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.Sen. Tim Neville (R) introduced Senate Bill 97 (SB97) on Jan. 22. The legislation would allow any person 21 or over who can legally possess a handgun under state and federal law to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado without a permit. Individuals would be allowed to carry concealed without a permit any place license holders can currently carry.
Under SB97 Colorado residents would still be able to obtain a license so they can carry in states that have conceal carry reciprocity with Colorado.
The Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee narrowly passed SB97 by a 3-2 vote.
While permitless carry bills do not directly affect federal gun control, widespread passage of permitless conceal carry laws in states subtly undermines federal efforts to regulate guns. As we’ve seen with marijuana and industrial hemp, a federal regulation becomes ineffective when states ignore it and pass laws encouraging the prohibited activity anyway. The federal government …
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