Colorado Legal Summary

Colorado Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Permitted by state but some local jurisdictions may have restrictions.
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restrictions.
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed carry allowed by law
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Firearms permitted in vehicle only and when vehicle is not occupied the firearm must be within a compartment and the vehicle must be locked
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: Citizens may not acquire a magazine that holds more than 15 rounds. There is nothing illegal about possession or use of any magazine of any size by residents or non-residents.
  Suppressor Ownership: No state restrictions
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns may be transported concealed only in vehicles within the state
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Some uniformity but local jurisdictions can regulate some gun related laws
  Permit Training Requirements: Must take a firearm safety class from a certified instructor within 10 years of applying.
  Non-Resident Permits: Permits are not issued to non-residents. Exceptions exist for active duty military
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: Schools, public buildings at which they actively screen for weapons, private property where the individual is put on notice by the property owner or representative.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
  State Contact Info: Colorado Bureau of Investigation
PO Box 280629
Denver, CO 80228
  Permit Issuing Authority: Local county sheriffs office
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years.
  Permit Application Process: Complete course and present training certificate at county sheriff's office.
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