Bill allowing concealed carry without permit passes Colorado Senate

DENVER - A proposal in the Colorado legislature that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has passed the Colorado Senate and will next go for a vote in the House of Representatives.

SB18-097, sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Van Winkle and State Sen. Tim Neville, would only apply to those who can legally own a handgun. It would give gun owners the same carrying rights as those who have a concealed carry permit.

The law wouldn't allow concealed carry on any public school property.

Eighteen Republicans voted in favor of the bill in the Colorado State Senate; 16 Democrats and one independent voted against the bill.

The bill will next go to the House; no date has been set for a vote yet.

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