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Colorado Senate approves concealed carry without permit, measure fails in House

Posted: 3:57 PM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-08 17:57:45-05

For the 2018 Colorado Legislative session the Colorado Senate narrowly approved SB 18-097, which called for allowing the carrying of a concealed handgun without a permit. 

The bill would allow anyone 21-years of age or older who is allowed to carry a handgun legally to do so in a concealed manner. The sponsors of the bill reinforced current laws which prevent the carrying of a weapon in schools and universities within the bill language.

SB18-097 passed the third reading in the Senate by a 18-17 vote.

It then moved into the House committee for discussion, put instead of voting on the measure, the the State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee voted 6-3 for a reverse roll call. Ending any further discussion on the matter this session.

It was doubtful the measure would pass any readings in the full House or if Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper would have signed it into law.

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