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Old 07-10-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I lived in Denver for several years when I in my twenties. I'm quite a bit older now and have come to appreciate the advantages of a little extra firepower in protecting my wife and myself while traveling. We are planning a trip back to Colorado for several weeks and I am wondering if the gun laws there allow me to carry a handgun in the car with me while traveling away from home, without getting a permit, as is allowed in my home state.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks....
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Have you checked TX/CO reciprocity?

You must familiarize yourself with Denver's carry restrictions. They are limited enough that even my active LE friends from here in Wyoming will not carry in Denver, although they do in the rest of CO.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Doing some of my own research....

This website What Are the Gun Laws in Colorado? indicates:

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Carrying:
  • It is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed on or about one's person without a permit, except for a person in their dwelling, place of business, or on property owned or controlled by him or her.
  • A permit is not required to carry a handgun where carrying firearms is legal, if the handgun is not concealed.
  • A handgun is not considered concealed if it is in the possession of a person who is in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance who is carrying it for a legal use, or the handgun is in the possession of a person who is legally engaged in hunting activities within the state.
  • It is unlawful to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
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Colorado State Patrol

Colorado allows a person to carry a firearm in a vehicle, loaded or unloaded, if its use is for lawful protection of such person or another's person or property. [C.R.S. 18-12-105(2)] Colorado law also allows a person to possess a handgun in a dwelling, place of business, or automobile. However, you cannot carry the weapon concealed on or about your person while transporting it into your home, business, hotel room, etc. Local jurisdictions may not enact laws that restrict a person's ability to travel with a weapon.

If I'm traveling through Colorado with a weapon, Can I Have it in my vehicle?

Colorado law allows a person to carry a firearm in a vehicle, loaded or unloaded, if its use is for lawful protection of such a person or another's person or property. [C.R.S. 18-12-105 {2}]. Colorado law allows a person to possess a handgun in a dwelling, place of business, or automobile. However, you cannot carry the weapon concealed on or about your person while transporting it into your home, business, hotel room, etc. Local jurisdictions may not enact laws that restrict a person's ability to travel with a weapon [C.R.S. 18-12-105.6].


What is Colorado's Out of State Permit Reciprocity?

A permit to carry a concealed weapon that is issued to a person (who is at least 21 years of age) by another state will be considered valid in Colorado if the other state, in turn, recognized Colorado's concealed handgun permits. [C.R.S. 18-12-105.6]
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Have you checked TX/CO reciprocity?

You must familiarize yourself with Denver's carry restrictions. They are limited enough that even my active LE friends from here in Wyoming will not carry in Denver, although they do in the rest of CO.
Thank you Sunsprit for your response. I don't plan on carrying in Denver so that is not a problem. But will be in Littleton, Evergreen, Estes Park and between.

Yes according to this site Colorado Department of Public Safety

Colorado has reciprocity with my home state for "Permits", however my home state does not require a "permit" to carry in a vehicle while traveling overnight away from home, so the correct answer is a little unclear to me.

Thank you for your help.
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