HB1180 passes both Houses, heading to Governor's Desk
|Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray)
is the sponsor of HB1180,
the Brady Bypass bill.
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:
- Standardizing the look of an actual permit. Though this is not something we wanted, it's not a deal killer.
- Requiring a second form of ID to utilize the Brady Bypass feature. Again, no reason to kill the bill.
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.
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