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Update on Pending Colorado Second Amendment Legislation

Saturday, February 24, 2007

 

House Bill 1174, sponsored by State Representative Al White (R-57), is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee in the coming days.  House Bill 1174 would repeal the sunset review of the law enforcement database of carry permit holders.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose House Bill 1174.  The members of the committee are: Chairman Brandon Shaffer; Senator John Morse; Senator Bob Bacon; Senator Betty Boyd; Senator Shawn Mitchell; Senator Scott Renfroe, Senator Steve Ward.  Please call the Colorado State Senate, at (303) 866-2316, and ask to be put in touch with one of these Senators.

 

Senate Bill 34, sponsored by State Senator John Morse (D-11), passed the State Senate on Friday, February 23 by a vote of 20-15.  The bill now is awaiting a House committee assignment.  If enacted, non-resident concealed carry permits will no longer be honored if the address on the holder’s identification is different than the state where the permit was issued.  For example, a Florida permit issued to a non-resident will not be recognized in Colorado.  No demonstrated need has been presented to justify Senate Bill 34, legislation that will potentially threaten reciprocity agreements.  This bill will invalidate non-resident permit holders and made second-class citizens out of Colorado residents.  Don’t be fooled!  This is simply a first step towards repealing your right-to-carry!  Please contact your State Representative today at (303) 866-2904, or if outside of Denver, at (800) 811-7647 and respectfully urge that he or she oppose SB34. 

 

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