Colorado’s State Senate recently passed a bill, in a party-line vote, on Thursday that would allow their citizens to conceal carry handguns without a permit.
A total of eighteen Republicans passed the bill, while sixteen of the senate Democrats and one Independent opposed it.
The purpose of the bill is to allow people who already legally own handguns to carry it concealed in the state.
“Under the bill, the person would have the same rights and limitations as one with a permit to carry a concealed handgun under current law,” reports local Denver news station KDVR.
As the law stands right now, concealed handguns are banned on certain “gun-free zones” like public schools.
Republican Sen. Tim Neville and Republican Rep. Kevin Van Winkle are the two politicians sponsoring the bill. It will no go forward to the Colorado House, which is controlled by Democrats.
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