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Colorado Self-Defense Reform Bill to be Heard on Wednesday, February 9

Friday, February 4, 2011

Please contact Senate committee members today!

On Wednesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m., Senate Bill 77 will be heard by the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.  This bill rectifies the noticeable omission of businesses in current self-defense law.

Sponsored by state Senator Kevin Grantham (R-2), SB 77 would extend Colorado’s self-defense law to places of business.  If passed, this legislation would permit all employees to defend themselves by any means of force, including deadly force, if they have reasonable belief that an intruder has committed or intends to commit a crime during unlawful entry. 

Please contact members of the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support SB 77.  Contact information for this committee can be found below.

Rollie Heath (D-18) Chairman
(303) 866-4872
rollie.heath.senate@state.co.us 

Bob Bacon (D-14) Vice Chairman
(303) 866-4841
bob.bacon.senate@state.co.us

Betty Boyd (D-21)
(303) 866-4857
betty.boyd.senate@state.co.us 

Bill Cadman (R-10)
(303) 866-2737
bill.cadman.senate@state.co.us 

Kevin Grantham (R-2)
(303) 866-4877
kevin.grantham.senate@state.co.us

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