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Colorado constitutional carry passes first hurdle

http://www.rmgo.org/

Well it made it the first step. Let's hope it keeps moving.

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The only problem that I can

The only problem that I can see with it is that the Democrats still hold the Sennett with the Republicans holding the House.  Or it could be the other way around and with Hickinlooper as the governor I doubt that he would sign it if it did get pass both houses.  But we can always hope.   

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I agree that it is not likely

I agree that it is not likely it will make it all the way but I was pleasantly surprised that it even made it off the ground. Any pro gun movement is a positive thing.

I already have my concealed permit and would encourage anyone to work at getting thiers. Even if this passed you would still need a permit if you wanted to be able to carry in any other states that are reciprocal with Colorado. Many states are now, on my trip to Florida last year I only had to avoid the tip of Illinois as the only state I could not carry in.

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Any more info on this bill?  I can't access RMGO today.  Not sure how the legislation reads for this?  It's not real clear from your post what exactly a constitutional carry is.  I thought we had become a "shall issue" state back in '02 or '03?  Can you clarify?

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They are talking about doing

They are talking about doing away with the CCW permit and alow conceled carry with out a permit. 

http://www.9news.com/news/article/183700/339/Concealed-gun-carry-bill-advances-in-Colorado

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I see it now

Yeah thanks Critter.  I just read about it now.  Don't know why I didn't understand at first as I had commented on another thread here regarding the same topic.

I think it's a great idea.  Not sure why anyone would think it will turn our state into the wild west.  Criminals carry anyway regardless of the law.  Our current conceal carry laws don't prohibit lawless people from packing.  Therefore the lawful citizens should not need premission from the government or pay money just to be allowed to protect themselves if they need to do so.

Having said that I do firmly believe that if you pack for protection you should be required or atleast it's a good idea to have the proper education regarding the use of and the consequences of deadly force.  I'm all for allowing people to own any type firearm they want, or carry any type they want, but I have no problem with a required manditory education, safe handling instruction, and proper use for those firearms before being allowed to carry them.  Not sure how something like that could be enforced or if it even needs to be enforced.  Evidently Vermont doesn't seem to have a problem with allowing it's lawful citizens to carry concealed without permission. It's up to every gun owners to understand that with great individual rights comes even greater responsibility.

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Whoop!  Whoop!  Go Chris

Whoop!  Whoop!  Go Chris Holbert, Go RMGO!  I dare Hick to veto it if it makes it to his desk.  I'm proud of the Committee members, Republican and Democrat, that got this out of committee.

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Rmgo is a great local

Rmgo is a great local organization and everyone should become a member or at least check the site regularly for updates. These guys are a 100% for our rights.

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Btw Wyoming's bill for the

Btw Wyoming's bill for the same thing passed today and headed to the governors desk up there.

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It will likely get signed up there in Wyoming.  That state is one of the few that has remained true to it's roots.  Maybe that because they haven't allowed many left-winged yuppies from either coast to make decisions for their state. Confused

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That looks like a great start!  I hope it does keep going. Applause

Thanks for posting the link and keeping us up to date as the story progresses.

Mike

 

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