Constitutional Carry faces first hurdle in Colorado Legislature Contact Needed with Committee Members

Feb. 17, 2011

Next week the Constitutional Carry bill faces it's first hurdle in the Colorado Legislature when it is heard in the House Judiciary Committee.

On Thursday, Feb. 24th at 1:30pm the House Judiciary Committee will hear HB1205 by Rep. Chris Holbert (R-Parker) and Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray).

This bill already has a huge number of co-sponsors, but to reach the House floor it needs to first pass through this committee.

If you have not already done so, please click here to sign our petition for Constitutional Carry.

And then take the time to join Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and help us pass Constitutional Carry in Colorado.

This bill is designed to do one thing: allow citizens who are legally eligible to possess handguns to carry that handgun concealed, without obtaining a costly, burdensome and bureaucratic permit.

This bill doesn't get rid of the existing permits.  It just gives citizens another option for self defense.

That's what I call real freedom.

One of the chief advantages this bill presents is that citizens are not put on any government tracking list merely for carrying the tools for self defense, nor do they have to pay fees for a permit.

I've heard a lot of people say "The Constitution is my permit", but this actually gives teeth to that thought.

Citizens in Vermont, Alaska and Arizona currently enjoy that right, and Wyoming could be joining that list in the next few weeks.

Just as important as what HB1205 does are what it does not do:

  • Does not repeal or otherwise change Colorado’s existing concealed carry permit law (CRS 18-12-201).
  • Does not authorize the carrying of a concealed handgun by felons, the mentally ill, juveniles or anyone otherwise prohibited from possessing a handgun under state and federal law.
  • Does not change where concealed handguns are allowed as defined by CRS 18-12-214.
  • Does not affect reciprocity agreements with other states in any manner.
  • Does not affect the ability of prosecutors to pursue charges for other crimes.

This bill is a major step for freedom, and is something every gun owner in Colorado should get behind.

Even if you already have a concealed carry permit, this bill is still a major advance for freedom, since it wouldn't affect your permit.

Today, I need you to contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee to politely urge them to support this important legislation.

Note: Rep. Bob Gardner, the Committee Chairman, is the only Republican on this committee who has not yet co-sponsored this bill.

You can e-mail these State Representatives at the following addresses:

Bob

Gardner

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Barker

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DelGrosso

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Duran

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Daniel

Kagan

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Pete

Lee

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Levy

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Nikkel

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Ryden

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Sonnenberg

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Waller

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For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director

P.S.  Please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee today to urge them to support House Bill 1205.

Colorado Constitutional Carry Introduced

Yesterday (Feb. 4, 2011) State Rep. Chris Holbert (R-Parker) and State Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) introduced House Bill 1205, the Constitutional Carry Act of 2011.

This bill is designed to do one thing: allow citizens who are legally eligible to possess handguns to carry that handgun concealed without obtaining a costly, burdensome and bureaucratic concealed handgun permit.

One of the chief advantages this bill presents is that citizens are not put on any government tracking list merely for carrying the tools for self defense.

Citizens in Vermont, Alaska and Arizona currently enjoy that right, and Wyoming could be joining that list in the next few months.

Just as important as what HB1205 does are what it does not do:

  • Does not repeal or otherwise change Colorado’s existing concealed carry permit law (CRS 18-12-201).
  • Does not authorize the carrying of a concealed handgun by felons, the mentally ill, juveniles or anyone otherwise prohibited from possessing a handgun under state and federal law.
  • Does not change where concealed handguns are allowed as defined by CRS 18-12-214.
  • Does not affect reciprocity agreements with other states in any manner.
  • Does not affect the ability of prosecutors to pursue charges for other crimes.

This bill is a major step for freedom, and is something every gun owner in Colorado should get behind.

Make sure you sign our petition for this bill by clicking here.  We’ll let you know as soon as this bill is scheduled for a House Committee.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director

P.S.  If you’d like to support the passage of this bill financially, you can do so by clicking here.

Possible magazine ban hidden in the FAA bill?

Feb. 2, 2011

Please understand that this Magazine Ban amendment isn’t in the current FAA Reauthorization bill (S.223) right now, but could be added to make it a vehicle for gun control.

Senators (and their staff) might play a shell game and claim “there’s no gun control in that bill” but that’s a ruse: the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons ban and many other gun controls made it into law as an amendment to a bigger (and often less controversial) bill.

Please call both Colorado Senators today and urge them to oppose any magazine bans offered as bills or amendments.

For freedom,

Dudley Brown


I've just received word from inside sources in the U.S. Senate.

Senate Democrats are planning to execute a sneak attack on gun rights as soon as TODAY!

Their plan is to sneak Carolyn McCarthy's Magazine Ban into law as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Bill (S.223), a routine piece of generally non-controversial legislation.

And they hope YOU won't notice.

That's why you and I need to make our voices heard RIGHT NOW!

We need to let them know we're watching them like a hawk!

Please call Sen. Mark Udall at (202) 224-5941 and Sen. Michael Bennet at (202) 224-5852.

Make sure they know about this scheme and that they must oppose Carolyn McCarthy's Magazine Ban every step of the way whether it's attached as an amendment or not.

And make sure they know you're watching.

Thanks for taking action,


Dudley Brown
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

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