Online:
Visits:
Stories:
Profile image
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Colorado constitutional carry bill approved by Senate committee

Friday, February 17, 2017 11:38
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

The Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow lawful gun owners to conceal and carry handguns without a permit.

Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Republicans Sen. Tim Neville and Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, was approved in the Republican-led committee along party lines with a 3-1 vote, ColoradoPolitics.com reports.

“If you’re legally eligible to possess a firearm, you should be able to carry that weapon concealed for self-defense without begging for government’s permission,” said Sen. Neville, who also called the bill “common-sense legislation.”

Opponents included local members of gun control group Moms Demand Action.

“As a wife and mother of two young children, I am deeply concerned about keeping my family safe from gun violence,” local member Annette Moore said in a statement. “Allowing individuals – including dangerous people – to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training would abandon the core public safety standards that protect us.”

Former law enforcement officer and Everytown Survivor Network member Dave Hoover, whose nephew was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting, also voiced opposition to the bill.

“As a Republican, hunter, gun owner and law enforcement officer for more than 30 years, I cannot understand why our lawmakers would support allowing anyone to carry a firearm without any training,” Hoover said. “That is a recipe for disaster.”

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Representative Dan Murphy supported Sen. Neville’s position that permits are largely pointless and stand on shaky constitutional ground.

“When I’m lawfully open-carrying my legally owned firearm that I did undergo a background check to purchase, putting my coat on does not suddenly make it any more dangerous and should not be punishable under the law,” Murphy said.

Though the bill may pass in the Senate due to the slim Republican majority, it almost certainly will be shut down in the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

The post Colorado constitutional carry bill approved by Senate committee appeared first on Guns.com.



Source: http://www.guns.com/2017/02/17/colorado-constitutional-carry-bill-approved-by-senate-committee/

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.