Coloradans would be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit under measure that passed GOP-controlled state Senate
Measure on politically charged issue is likely to fail in the Democratic-controlled House
The Denver Post
A measure that would allow Coloradans to carry a concealed gun without a permit passed the Republican-controlled state Senate on Thursday in a vote along party lines amid a national debate about firearms that has seen President Donald Trump and others in the GOP revisiting their stance on gun control.
Senate Bill 97 was sent to the House by a 18-17 tally.
Senate Democrats pushed back against the legislation, which is likely to fail in the Democratic-controlled House.
Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, who brought the legislation, argues that people “shouldn’t have to jump through additional hoops or pay what amounts to a tax because they choose to carry their means of self-defense in a pocket or a purse or otherwise out of sight.”
“This bill has to do strictly with the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Neville said, calling it a matter of personal and public safety.
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