Colorado Gun Laws
Permitted by state but some local jurisdictions may have restrictions.
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
No specific restrictions.
Firearms at Colleges:
Concealed carry allowed by law
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Firearms permitted in vehicle only and when vehicle is not occupied the firearm must be within a compartment and the vehicle must be locked
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Citizens may not acquire a magazine that holds more than 15 rounds. There is nothing illegal about possession or use of any magazine of any size by residents or non-residents.
No state restrictions
Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit:
Handguns may be transported concealed only in vehicles within the state
Firearm Law Uniformity:
Some uniformity but local jurisdictions have some grandfathered clauses
Permit Training Requirements:
Must take a firearm safety class from a certified instructor within 10 years of applying.
Permit Issuing Authority:
Local county sheriffs office
State Contact Info:
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
PO Box 280629
Denver, CO 80228
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
Complete course and present training certificate at county sheriff's office.
Permits are not issued to non-residents. Exceptions exist for active duty military
Places Off Limits:
Schools, public buildings at which they actively screen for weapons, private property where the individual is put on notice by the property owner or representative.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
No Duty to Retreat
No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
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