The Colorado Senate passed a bill Monday that would let gun owners carry their firearms concealed wherever, whenever, and without applying for a permit. The “Constitutional Carry” bill, as supporters call it, is one of multiple pieces of legislation introduced at the capitol this year aimed at lifting restrictions on gun owners.
Several opponents, who call the bill “Permit-less Carry,” showed up to lobby against the measure.
Senate Bill 16-017 was sponsored by Republican Tim Neville from Senate District 16 which covers parts of Denver, Jefferson, Boulder and Gilpin Counties. He thinks the Constitutional Carry makes sense.
“In the State of Colorado, you can carry an open carry firearm, but if you put on a coat, just the process of putting that coat over that firearm, you could be guilty of a misdemeanor,” Neville said.
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