Moms Demand Shakes Up Senate Permitless Carry Hearing

UPDATE: Watch Colorado Senate business halted after the passage of permitless concealed-carry bill by the GOP majority:

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Today, a large contingent of citizen activists from the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America showed up at the Colorado Capitol to rally against the passage of Senate Bill 18-097–legislation sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville that eliminates any permit requirements to carry a concealed weapon in Colorado.

Following the narrow passage of that bill by the Senate, 9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman reports that the Senate galleries erupted. We’ll post he video once it’s available, but by all accounts it was quite the ruckus:

Once again, we’re struck by the difference in the passion–more to the point, who is passionate and who isn’t–from 2013, when Colorado passed gun control measures over the wild-eyed objections of gun rights supporters and provoked recall elections, to today with supporters of gun control firmly on the right side of the so-called “intensity gap.”

It’s hard to imagine 2018 ending the way 2013 did.

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  1. Moderatus says:

    Thrown out for violating the rules of decorum.

    And Colorado Pols cheers them on…

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Adding permitless concealed carry … what does the research say.

    RAND review published a few days ago [ The Effects of Concealed-Carry Laws ].

    Short version, those Moms may have something to make noise about.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    This is all theater. Why get upset about it. It will pass the state senate because the gun nuts hold 18 seats. It will die in the house state affairs committee on a party line vote.

    For what it is worth, it's a bad bill but it ain't going nowhere fast.

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