Democrats reject GOP effort to let Coloradans carry a concealed gun without a permit
The legislation’s failure comes days after Republican’s blocked a Democratic proposal to ban bump stocks in Colorado
The Denver Post
Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a GOP proposal to let people carry concealed guns without a permit.
Senate Bill 97 failed in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee by a 6-3, party-line vote.
Its demise was expected in the Democratic-controlled House after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate.
The legislation’s House sponsor, Kevin Van Winkle, R-Highlands Ranch, said the measure wouldn’t lead to more gun violence or mass shootings. He called it a matter of giving gun owners their due rights.
“We do have a God-given right to self-defense,” said Rep. Steven Humphrey, R-Severance, in voting for the legislation.
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