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Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Colorado
Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/12/2014 6:12:31 AM PST by marktwain


A bill has been introduced in the Colorado legislature for constitutional carry.  It would reform the current law to allow any legal possessor of handguns to carry them concealed with the same restrictions that apply to those in Colorado with a concealed carry permit.   The bill number is HB14-1041; the link is to a pdf file of the bill.

Wright and Holbert are sponsors of the bill in the House, Grantham in the Senate.  2014 is likely to see renewed activity in promoting constitutional carry in several states.   Currently, four states (Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, and Vermont) have constitutional carry.  No problems have been noted with these laws.   Crime rates have continued to fall with their passage in Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming, while Vermont recognized the protection of their state constitution in the 1920's, and has had one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for decades.   Constitutional carry was the norm in most states until the early 1900's.  

Arkansas passed a law very similar to Vermont's last year.  Activists are gradually gaining ground for grudging acceptance of the law by some police and political groups in Arkansas.

©2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; co; guncontrol; hb141041
This bill does not have much chance to pass this session. Only a major defeat of Democrat legislators would make that likely.
1 posted on 01/12/2014 6:12:32 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Yeah, no way this can possibly make it this session. While I hope the Dems take a drubbing this year for what they’ve done, you never know the way CO is these days.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 6:14:59 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard
This is how you flush out the morons.

You get them on record voting against good legislation, then publicize it during the campaign.

The Dems have been using that tactic against republicans for years.

3 posted on 01/12/2014 6:23:30 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: marktwain
The four states that currently Constitutional Carry all have one thing in common. A very low percentage of the population is Africanmerican. Percentages from the 2010 census via Wikipedia.

Vermont: Black 1%
Alaska: Black 3.3%
Arizona: Black 4.1%
Wyoming: Black 0.8%

Compare States and The District of Columbia with very strict gun laws.
Illinois: Black 14.5%
New York: Black 15.9%
California: Black 6.2%
Washington DC: Black 50.1%

I know it is considered racist to even think along these lines, but what I am wondering is;
Do these states (and district) have with strict gun laws have them because there is a high crime rate that goes with larger Africamerican population or because they have a large Africanmerican population and the laws were enacted as a way to control that population?
And why is California the aberration?

4 posted on 01/12/2014 7:09:38 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Tupelo

Possibly it’s a mindset which can be attributed to identifiable groups. That mindset is lack of respect for the rule of law which could be tied to a deeper mindset of no obligation to our country’s founding principles or even a basic denial of responsibility for personal actions.

Democrats and liberals are infamous for their attitude of no responsibility. While liberals in particular believe inanimate objects possess morality, i.e. good electric vehicles, evil guns, etc. People such as these are adults only by virtue of age, not acceptance of personal responsibility or even behavior.

From that basis, a check of the same states for percentages of Democrats and percentages of liberals would be more in order. Then a cross-reference to racial groups would be informative.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 7:36:01 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: marktwain

Mississippi has Open Carry of handguns, long guns or other weapon but Concealed Carry still requires a permit. A Concealed Carry permit is simple to obtain the only requirements are: you have to pass a NICS/Background Check. Be a resident of the state for at least one year. Supply a recent picture similar to a passport type picture. Be finger printed. Pay a fee of $132.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 7:37:16 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Tupelo
And why is California the aberration?

California is not an aberration.

Gun Control laws were originally passed to disarm unpopular ethnic and racial minority groups - Blacks, Mexicans, Italians, Irish, etc.

California has always had a large Mexican population consigned to menial status. That state perfectly fits the "Strict Gun Control" pattern.

Of course California is now majority Hispanic (e.g. Mexican). It is "Anglos" who must now be disarmed in the name of "Public Safety".

7 posted on 01/12/2014 7:48:30 AM PST by flamberge (What next?)
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To: flamberge
Gun Control laws were originally passed to disarm unpopular ethnic and racial minority groups - Blacks, Mexicans, Italians, Irish, etc.

If you care to check the history, you'll find the governor behind this in the 60s in CA will likely surprise you: the sainted Ron Reagan in response to the various Black Power open-carry takeover of public and university buildings.

8 posted on 01/12/2014 7:56:42 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: flamberge; All

“Gun Control laws were originally passed to disarm unpopular ethnic and racial minority groups - Blacks, Mexicans, Italians, Irish, etc.

California has always had a large Mexican population consigned to menial status. That state perfectly fits the “Strict Gun Control” pattern.”

Exactly correct. It is why California is one of the very few states (including New York) that does not have a state constitutional provision protecting the right to keep and bear arms.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 8:14:01 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: T-Bird45; All

“If you care to check the history, you’ll find the governor behind this in the 60s in CA will likely surprise you: the sainted Ron Reagan in response to the various Black Power open-carry takeover of public and university buildings.”

An example of extremely successful Alynsky tactics practiced by the Black Panthers, and overreaction by the California legislators and Ronald Reagan.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 8:16:41 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

With the Mexican carte has moved into Colorado some may not try for a permit.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 8:31:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Mogger

Worth a shot I guess, but I cannot imagine a whole lot of people in favor of constitutional carry who are already voting for democrats.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 8:35:14 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: T-Bird45

Ronald Reagan was not sworn in as governor of California until January, 1967.

Concealed carry of handguns in California without a permit became illegal in 1924. In 1967 the law was passed to prohibit carrying loaded firearms in public (though possessors of concealed carry permits still could carry loaded firearms).

I grew up in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s. As kids we used to walk down the street with loaded .22 rifles to go hunt rabbits, shoot cans, etc. We did this until just around my junior year in high school (1967).


13 posted on 01/12/2014 8:53:38 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Vaduz

Mexican drug cartels are firmly entrenched in Illinois, and they have a lot of influence in Chicago politics.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 8:55:40 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

Here in California too the death a day state.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 9:04:15 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
The Mexican Cartels (and organized crime groups in general) would prefer to have nominally strict gun control laws on the books.

This keeps law-abiding citizens disarmed and incapable of resisting criminal predation.

The Cartels can always corrupt police and judges to ignore violations by their own gang members.

16 posted on 01/12/2014 8:40:36 PM PST by flamberge (What next?)
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To: Tupelo

Mexicans?


17 posted on 01/12/2014 10:08:09 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: flamberge

The Cartels can always corrupt police and judges.
Indeed it appears they have dome so in many states.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 9:02:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: marktwain

Nothing in my local news about this. But that’s not surprising. They tend to bury these stories all the time.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 9:16:56 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: george76

Colorado PING!


20 posted on 01/13/2014 9:20:32 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg; MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; beaversmom; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


21 posted on 01/13/2014 10:02:46 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: RandallFlagg
Nothing in my local news about this

..And nothing much that the local Republican politicians seem to want to say about this Bill either. Their silence is deafening.

They still want my contributions to their re-election campaigns though.

22 posted on 01/13/2014 5:35:24 PM PST by flamberge (What next?)
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