Concealed Carry State Laws In Colorado

Concealed Carry State Laws Colorado CO

You must know your State's Gun Laws!Concealed carry laws, or CCW’s, in Colorado refers to the legally issued permit which allows for the carrying of a handgun or other weapon in a concealed manner within any place open to the general public.

Not all weapons that fall under concealed carry state laws in Colorado are lethal, there are some states that regulate non-lethal items such a pepper spray that are carried over a set volume requiring the obtaining of a CCW permit.  (In some states non-lethal items require a separate permit) 

Every State's Concealed Carry Laws Are Unique In Colorado

While in Colorado there is no current federal law that specifically address the issuance of concealed carry permits for private citizens as each state is responsible for the control of concealed carry permits within its sovereign borders. All 50 states have passed laws allowing their respective residents to carry certain concealed firearms in public, either without a permit or after obtaining a permit from their local Sheriff’s office or Chief of police.Every State's Concealed Carry Law is different

In all states and in Colorado the only federal law concerning CCW’s is the Peace Officer Safety Act of 2004, (H.R. 218) to lean about this and all other states Concealed Carry Laws see our database on our website US Precision Defense where we maintain a comprehensive listing of every States weapons laws. 

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The Colorado State Constitution States: “The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.”

Colorado has become a state divided on the issue of Gun Control and an example of a political party’s agenda overriding not only what the citizens want but also what the majority of law enforcement officials want. Cleary the legislature acted on behalf of its own internal agendas and did not act for the will of the people. So far several elected legislatures (Democrats) are facing recall elections, and fifty four (54) elected sheriffs have not only gone publicly in opposition to the recently imposed gun control laws they have banded together to file a federal civil lawsuit against two gun-control bills passed by the Colorado legislature.

 Various citizen groups in Colorado are fighting back to preserve their 2nd amendment rights; The issue committee Citizens for a Safer Colorado went so far as to file an initiative to amend the Colorado constitution to repeal the gun control laws passed by the legislature in March of 2013, and to prevent the legislature from ever passing such laws again. The initiative, if approved, would in future refer such measures to a vote of the people.

Because the Colorado constitution already protects the right to bear arms, many feel that the legislature’s actions, influenced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and orchestrated by Senate President John Morse, are  unconstitutional. The pending federal lawsuits will be watched by all other states and the US Congress.

A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor's offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups' ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws. Three Democratic Colorado state legislatures are facing recall.

"Colorado seems to be the testing ground for some of the gun measures, so this has national implications,"

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Democratic Senate President John Morse; The first-ever recall election of a lawmaker in Colorado history is moving forward after the secretary of state's office announced that organizers submitted more than enough valid signatures from voters upset with his support for the passage of this year's gun control laws.

In Colorado the citizens are not happy when their elected officials disregard the will of the people, as such a recall effort is also underway targeting Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) the effort has moved forward when enough gathered petition signatures were verified by the Colorado secretary of state's office. In a recent quote by a Colorado pro-gun group; “Giron’s disregard for the majority of her constituents to vote no on anti-Second Amendment issues and her general disregard of our Constitution and the rights of the citizens of Colorado demonstrates she must be removed from the Senate,”.

Both Angela Giron and Colorado Senate President John Morse face potential recalls after gun rights group file recall petitions with the state. Both legislators are defiant and refuse to resign. It is now a test of the will of the people against self-serving career liberal politicians who allowed themselves to be influenced by out of state organizations and did not take the time to listen to their own constituency..

In defiance of the Colorado state legislature a small town on Colorado is sending a strong message; As much of the nation continues to debate gun control and as Colorado gets ready to implement sweeping new gun control laws just passed in the latest legislative session, one small town in southwest Colorado has decided to go in the opposite direction by passing an ordinance that makes gun ownership mandatory. Nucla, Colorado, about 50 miles south of Grand Junction and with a population of less than 1,000, recently passed an ordinance on a 5-1 vote which requires a head of a household to own a gun. It may be nothing more than symbolic yet history has taught us that great things can come from very humble beginnings.

A rural Colorado school board has given two of its top administrators a new title: Security Officer, a title which grants the administrators the ability to legally carry guns in schools and effectively bypasses Colorado's gun laws. Dove Creek and the Dolores County School District a small rural community in the southwest corner of the state voted to give Superintendent Bruce Hanks and Assistant Superintendent Ty Gray the authority to carry firearms in school because the district is so small they couldn't afford to hire a full-time security officer.

All of the latest Colorado Gun Laws are in our database found on our Reciprocity maps on the Home page of US Precision Defense.