Concealed guns without permit bill fails in Colorado.

Image: Coloradohandgunsafety.com/ Colorado Democrats rejected a proposal to allow concealed…

Image: Coloradohandgunsafety.com/

Colorado Democrats rejected a proposal to allow concealed weapons without a permit because of concerns that it would remove a safeguard to prevent guns from being used by criminals and the mentally ill.

The proposal failed Monday on a party-line 3-2 vote in a Senate committee. A similar bill failed last year.

Republicans say allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a conceal weapon without a permit would increase public safety because people could defend themselves. But law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic violence say the bill would make it easier for criminals to carry guns. Sheriffs currently can deny concealed-carry permits to some based on background checks.

Source: The Associated Press via KRDO.

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  • JK

    I am 110% for the right to own and carry a gun. I am also 110% against the right of a convicted felon to have that right, he/she is is the reason I own a gun. I have no proplem to make it legally impossible for a felon to get one and if he/she is caught, harsh penalties should be used. If it costs a few bucks, big deal.

  • Will

    so i can buy it but cant carry it? tell that to the criminals!

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    hahaha safeguards, yep they were worried about safegaurding that permit income!