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Constitutional Concealed Carry Of A Handgun

Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the right to carry a concealed handgun in any area of Colorado except areas prohibited by state law.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The concurrent resolution amends section 13 of article II of the Colorado constitution to permit any person lawfully permitted to possess a handgun pursuant to federal and state law to carry a concealed handgun in any area of the state. The resolution permits the general assembly, by law, to prohibit concealed carry of handguns at the following places:

  • Into a place where carrying firearms is prohibited by federal law;
  • Onto the property of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school; or
  • Into a public building at which security personnel and weapons screening devices are permanently in place at each entrance to the building, security personnel electronically screen each person who enters the building, and security personnel require each person who is carrying a weapon of any kind to leave the weapon in the possession of security personnel while the person is in the building.
    (Note: This summary applies to this concurrent resolution as introduced.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details