"Though not a surprise, yesterday the Senate State Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to kill HB1205, RMGO's Constitutional Carry bill, which was carried by St. Rep. Chris Holbert and St. Sen. Greg Brophy.
The legislation would have made Colorado a “permit optional” state for concealed carry, joining Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming.
Despite overwhelming testimony that states with similar laws did not, in fact, see an increase in violence, Democrat Senators in the State Affairs Committee (Sens. Rollie Heath, Betty Boyd, and Bob Bacon) voted against the bill while GOP Sens. Kevin Grantham and Bill Cadman voted for the legislation."
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(previous post on Constitutional Carry)
Constitutional Carry in Colorado Senate Committee on March 22, 2011
from Dudley Brown, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
Next week the Constitutional Carry bill (HB1205) will be heard in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. This bill has already moved out of the House, but to reach the Senate floor it needs to first pass through this committee.
If you have not already done so, please click here to sign our petition for Constitutional Carry.
This bill is designed to do one thing: allow citizens who are legally eligible to possess handguns to carry that handgun concealed, without obtaining a costly, burdensome and bureaucratic permit. This bill doesn't get rid of the existing permit system, nor does it change anything if you wish to obtain a permit.
Senators Kevin Grantham and Bill Cadman, the two Republicans on the State Affairs Committee, are already co-sponsors of HB1205.
Today, I need you to contact the three undecided members of the committee and politely urge them to see that this bill moves to the Senate floor for further debate.
You can contact them here:
Rollie Heath firstname.lastname@example.org 303-866-4872
Bob Bacon email@example.com 303-866-4841
Betty Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org 303-866-4857
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