Colorado GOP Advances Plan To End Required Permits For Concealed Guns

Colorado Republicans have again adopted a plan to end required permits for carrying concealed weapons, but the measure faces certain death in the Democratic state House.

The concealed-carry bill passed the state Senate Tuesday on a party-line 18-17 vote.

Republican sponsor Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton called the permit requirement an unnecessary burden on people exercising their constitutional right to carry a gun. All Democrats voted against the plan, arguing that gun training should be required to protect members of the public who may not know when someone around them is carrying a loaded weapon.

Colorado would be the eighth state to allow residents to carry concealed guns without a permit, the legislation passes and is signed into law.