DENVER, COLORADO — A bill that would have allowed Colorado folks the chance to carry a firearm without the need for a permit has died in the legislative committee after making a little headway over the last few days.
Local media reports;
The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to indefinitely postpone Senate Bill 18-097, which had previously cleared the Senate by a narrow margin.
Under the proposed measure, anyone aged 21 and over with a legal gun would have been able to conceal their gun in public without having taken a training class or obtaining a permit.
The bill would have kept the permit process in place so people could carry a concealed firearm in other states that have a reciprocity law with Colorado.
We didn’t think that it would get very far, but a little saddened that it didn’t last that long.
Having a permitless concealed carry bill pass in most states is an uphill battle, but it’s nice to see that the initiative is being taken. If anything, it gets the discussion going and, hopefully, moving in the right direction for the future.