Brady Bypass Bill passes Legislature, headed to Gov's desk -- Act Now!

HB1180 passes both Houses, heading to Governor's Desk

Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray)
is the sponsor of HB1180,
the Brady Bypass bill.
5/08/2009 - The Brady Bypass bill, HB1180 by Rep. Steve King and Senator Greg Brophy, has passed the House and Senate, and is heading for Governor Ritter's desk.

The bill survived a battle in the Senate, where anti-gun lobbyists and legislators tried to amend the bill to require a statewide database of permit holders.

Due to the heroic defense of the bill by Sen. Greg Brophy -- who called the legislation a mere pre-approval, since concealed carry permit holders have already undergone an extensive background check -- the bill stayed true to the intent of the original bill.

Senate Democrats did manage to change the bill with two amendments:
  1. Standardizing the look of an actual permit.  Though this is not something we wanted, it's not a deal killer.


  2. Requiring a second form of ID to utilize the Brady Bypass feature. Again, no reason to kill the bill.
The process for buying a firearm would not change for a non-permit holder: to buy a new firearm through a dealer (or even a privately sold firearm at a gun show) the purchaser would still be required to undergo an illegal Brady Registration Check (don't think that's unconstitutional?  Read Article II Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution, which says the "...right of no person to keep and bear arms....shall be called into question...").

For a valid Colorado Concealed Carry Permit Holder who is buying a firearm, the process is quite a bit streamlined, though permit holders will be required to have a permit issued after January 2010 (with the new "standardized" look).  They will simply present their CCW permit (again, only Colorado permits allow you to bypass) to a dealer, and they'll skip the wait of a Brady Check (though there are still requirements to fill out the BATFE's 4473 form).

What you can do:

Call Governor Ritter's office at (303) 866-2471 and urge him to sign HB1180.  If you prefer e-mail, click here to demand Bill Ritter sign HB-1180, the Brady Bypass Bill.

Want to help even more?  Become a Force Multiplier!

Our office has literally tens of thousands of phone numbers for Colorado gun owners and freedom activists.

We'd like to contact them all -- and give them the opportunity to be connected (on our dime) to Governor Ritter's office to urge him to allow HB1180 to become law.

But we simply can't afford it -- unless you help, today!

You can donate to this project and become a Force Multiplier by clicking here:

https://rmgo.ejoinme.org/MyPages/SignHB1180/tabid/142529/Default.aspx

But you must do it quickly.  It takes time to set up this kind of program, and we can't afford to do it unless we get a lot of help.

Any amount you can donate -- whether it's $50, $500 or just $5 -- will be used to contact more gun owners to get this bill passed.

Gun owners can get a "Win" in the Colorado Legislature... if you act NOW!

Gun owners can get a "Win" in the Colorado Legislature... if you act NOW!

4/1/2009 - This Friday the Colorado State Senate may hear House Bill 1180, which is the Brady Bypass bill.

This legislation would allow a concealed handgun permit holder to show an FFL (a gun dealer) -- or private seller at a gun show -- his or her permit and could then SKIP the Brady Registration check (sales through a dealer would still require the BATFE's 4473 form).

Yesterday on KCOL radio, sponsor Senator Greg Brophy (Rep. Steve King is the House sponsor) called this bill a simple "pre-approval" measure to buy a gun.

Though this bill was gutted in the House Judiciary weeks ago, Brophy managed to have the bill reinstated to it's original form, and the bill could pass the State Senate... but only if you act ASAP!

There is one danger: some law enforcement are claiming they need a statewide database of permit holders to administer this and to be able to verify that permits are real (that's ludicrous, since no one can even produce a case of a fake permit in Colorado).

It's vital we keep any amendments off of this bill.

We need a handful of Democrats to support this pro-gun legislation, so they need to hear from you.

Call these Senators and courteously ask them to support this common-sense legislation, House Bill 1180, without amendments:

Senator Morgan Carroll - 303-866-4879
Senator John Morse - 303-866-6364
Senator Chris Romer - 303-866-4852
Senator Gail Schwartz - 303-866-4871

Of course, it's worth your time to call your own State Senator, regardless of party, to urge his/her favorable vote.

You must act as soon as possible, though.  Leaving a message with their office is fine, but make that call today!

 

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2008 Colorado Concealed Carry Report

2008 Colorado Concealed Carry Report

The following report is from the County Sheriffs of Colorado, detailing the number of permits issue (and denied) in each county during 2008.

Report to the Colorado General Assembly
Concealed Weapons Permits Issued by Colorado Sheriffs in 2008
Denial and Revocation codes:  A=Arrest Record, D=Discretionary, R=Residency, RO=Restraining Order, M=Mental Illness or Addiction
County Applications received Permits issued Denials Revocations
A D R RO M A D R RO M
Adams 1508 1090 14 3 4 1
Alamosa 53 40 2
Arapahoe 1675 1550 27 4 3 3 2 10 4
Archuleta 106 106 2
Baca 5 5
Bent 8 7
Boulder 724 616 2 7 5 1
Broomfield 168 127 1 1
Chaffee 130 130
Cheyenne 18 14
Clear Creek 84 73 1
Conejos 36 19
Costilla 11 5
Crowley 19 17
Custer 50 50 1
Delta 225 174 1 1
Denver 895 567 16 1 7
Dolores 14 13
Douglas 1594 1228 7 1 2
Eagle 160 109 2
El Paso 3573 3537 12 21 11 3 2 1 3
Elbert 353 322
Fremont 231 227 1 1 1 1 1
Garfield 434 324 4 1 2
Gilpin 66 63
Grand 133 131 2
Gunnison 23 23
Hinsdale 32 32 1
Huerfano 56 56
Jackson 15 15
Jefferson 3292 2314 20 1 3 4 1 21 2 1 2
Kiowa 2 2
Kit Carson 44 22
La Plata 182 151 2 1
Lake 16 14
Larimer 1025 849 3 5 2 6 6 3
Las Animas 64 64 1
Lincoln 60 48 1 1
Logan 45 43 2
Mesa 920 696 5 2 1 8 1 1
Mineral 10 10
Moffat 37 37 1
Montezuma 216 184
Montrose 263 263 3 2
Morgan 82 82
Otero 64 48 1 1
Ouray 40 37 1
Park 206 182 1 1
Phillips 11 11
Pitkin 28 28
Prowers 61 16
Pueblo 459 381 4 4 1 4
Rio Blanco 28 28
Rio Grande 71 71
Routt 171 133 1
Saguache 30 29 1
San Juan 5 5
San Miguel 32 32
Sedgewick 6 6
Summit 111 109 2 3
Teller 250 249 1 5
Washington 10 9 1
Weld 720 834 7 2 1 1
Yuma 38 38
Totals 20998 17695 138 41 12 25 5 93 16 6 16 7

 

 

If you have documented information from a county that fits within the parameters of the below table, either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax it to 970-482-7646.

 

NOL = No Online Listing for permit information at this time

* = Link to Sheriff's web page

Links to county home pages -
Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent| Boulder |Broomfield| Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | Elbert | El Paso | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | Lake | La Plata | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma

 

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