Colorado CHG regulations


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TX_Shooter
November 14, 2007, 11:41 PM
Planning on moving to Colorado from Texas soon.

Trying to find out if anyone here from Colorado could share some thoughts about the CHG laws/rules out there.

:cuss:

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wulfbyte
November 15, 2007, 12:11 AM
Pretty much all you need to know collected in one spot:

http://www.rmgo.org/ccwguide/

TX_Shooter
November 15, 2007, 12:32 AM
Thanks! That's exactly what I am looking for :)

Zundfolge
November 15, 2007, 10:56 AM
Rules here are better than Texas.

CCW in your vehicle is legal WITHOUT a permit.
CCW in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol is legal as is having a beer with dinner (just don't be "under the influence").
Businesses can put up all the "no guns" signs they want but they really have no legal bearing on you (except that if discovered carrying AND they ask you to leave AND you refuse, you could be charged with trespassing ... of course unarmed if you refuse to leave its the same thing).
Only places that are off limits are places off limits by federal law, court houses, police stations (and other government buildings) and any place with metal detectors on the door.
Open carry is legal here without a permit as well.

Only downside to Colorado CCW is that recently our new "blue" governor pushed for and got a change in the law that forbids people from carrying on permits from states they don't actually live in.


I always thought Texas was this super pro-gun state ... when in reality its much more restrictive than several other states (Colorado included)

wdlsguy
November 15, 2007, 12:10 PM
CCW in your vehicle is legal WITHOUT a permit.
Same thing in Texas since 9/1/2007.

What's the story with Denver these days? :p

RoadkingLarry
November 15, 2007, 12:19 PM
It's smelly, overcrowded and has a smog problem...but then again thats been the case since the early '70s.

jlbraun
November 15, 2007, 12:30 PM
Only downside to Colorado CCW is that recently our new "blue" governor pushed for and got a change in the law that forbids people from carrying on permits from states they don't actually live in.

Not precisely correct. If you live here, then that's the case. If you're a tourist, you can carry on any state's permit that has reciprocity with CO.

wdlsguy
November 15, 2007, 12:36 PM
If you're a tourist, you can carry on any state's permit that has reciprocity with CO.
This is no longer the case:

The state of Colorado no longer recognizes the validity of any permit issued by any state to a nonresident of that state (see CRS 18-12-213 amended 2007).

http://cbi.state.co.us/ccw/reciprocity.asp

Liko81
November 15, 2007, 01:14 PM
^^^ Meaning if your primary residence is Minnesota but you have a vacation home in Texas, the CHL you have in Texas is not valid in Colorado. However, if you live in Dallas year-round, your CHL is valid in Colorado as long as you follow Colorado's CCW laws while you're in that state.

Since OP is moving to Colorado and therefore will be a license holder of that state, this is moot. What he should check for is the existence of some sort of grace period (like 30 days) during which his resident Texas CHL is valid in Colorado even though he's no longer a Texas resident. If there is no grace period, his Texas CHL is invalid once he sets foot in his new home and he will have to re-qualify for a Colorado CHL.

Zundfolge
November 15, 2007, 01:32 PM
^^^ Meaning if your primary residence is Minnesota but you have a vacation home in Texas, the CHL you have in Texas is not valid in Colorado.
Actually a vacation home in Texas may count as "residence" so if you live in Minn, have a vacation home in Texas with a Texas CHL tied to the Texas residence you would probably be fine.

Now if you lived in Wisconsin and got a Utah Non-Resident permit so you could carry all over the place THAT would no longer be valid.

scurtis_34471
November 15, 2007, 02:34 PM
There is one happy exception to the non-resident permit rule. If you move to Colorado, your out of state permit will be honored for the first 90-days after you establish residence. That gives people time to get a Colorado license. I may be moving there and found this out when I was doing my research.

LooseGrouper
November 15, 2007, 09:16 PM
Regarding the nuiances (sp?) of residence and permits, what about all those military folks who are allowed to keep their legal residency, voting rights, etc from other states, but no longer "live" there?

Just curious, because several states have that "only if your a resident of the state where the permit was issued" type of rules, but I have a hard time finding out how they define "resident."

LG

Lanyard
November 16, 2007, 12:39 AM
No open carry in Denver, no "Assault Weapons", 20 rd mag capacity limit, no folding stocks on shotguns, and a 6 or 7 rd limit on shotgun tube magazine.

Hanzerik
November 16, 2007, 11:18 AM
Regarding the nuiances (sp?) of residence and permits, what about all those military folks who are allowed to keep their legal residency, voting rights, etc from other states, but no longer "live" there?

Just curious, because several states have that "only if your a resident of the state where the permit was issued" type of rules, but I have a hard time finding out how they define "resident."

The way I have always understood it; Military are considered residents of the state they are currently stationed and living in. I am stationed in Wyoming and live in Wyoming, but my "State of legal residence" for taxes, voting, etc is CA. But I have a Wyo resident driver’s license and CWP.

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