Blog 3/07/24

Curbing Concealed Carry Won’t Make Colorado Safer

By: Mike Lowney | March 7, 2024 | The Denver Gazette

Gazette readers — and all law-abiding Coloradans — ought to pay attention to new gun-control legislation being considered by lawmakers in Denver in the coming days. One bill in particular, if allowed to become law, would seriously inhibit the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their inherent constitutional rights any time they leave their home.

Recently, legislators in the Colorado Senate introduced Senate Bill 24-131, which would prohibit the carrying of firearms, whether openly or concealed, in so-called “sensitive spaces.” SB 131 lists 19 different types of locations — from public parks and hospitals to school campuses and places of worship — where firearms would be banned and violators, even those with a lawful permit to carry a firearm, would face criminal penalties.

Colorado is no stranger to tragedies that have unfolded at the hands of evil people using firearms. Determining how we respond to those horrific incidents is a subject worthy of discussion, but we must closely examine the implications of any proposed measure to ensure it effectively addresses the issue without unintended consequences.

Read the full article from The Denver Gazette HERE