In Colorado the legislature is split on party lines. The Senate enjoys a slight Republican majority and the House enjoys a Democratic majority. Gun owners felt this earlier this week when five different gun rights bills were defeated in the Colorado House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.
SB 16-017 would have allowed Colorado citizens to carry a concealed handgun without being required to obtain the Colorado concealed handgun permit. A concept generally referred to as “Constitutional Carry” in the gun right community.
HB 16-1204 would have allowed concealed carry of guns in Colorado public schools
HB 16-1023 would have extended the right to use deadly force against an intruder to owners, managers, and employees of a business instead of just home owners
HB 1179 would have exempted all active-duty military members from concealed-carry laws
HB 16-1024 would have repealed the 2013 restriction on the transfers of high-capacity magazines