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Senate Bill 116 Would Have Allowed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Colorado without a Permit or Safety Training and Would Have Undermined State’s Strong Gun Laws
Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivors Testified Against Senate Bill 116 Earlier This Week
DENVER – The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the final defeat of SB 116, legislation which would have dismantled the state’s concealed handgun permit requirement and let people carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training. This bill would have lowered the bar for who may carry concealed handguns in public in Colorado. More information on SB 116 is available here.
STATEMENT FROM ANNETTE MOORE, VOLUNTEER WITH THE COLORADO CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I am thankful that members of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
took action to protect all of us from the risks this bill would have introduced. Allowing people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without safety training or a permit simply would threaten the safety of our communities. I’m encouraged that our lawmakers have defeated this bill and urge them to continue to stand on the side of public safety and common sense.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs