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Colorado Gun Laws: Can Visitors Carry Their Firearm?

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 07:53 PM

Colorado's gun laws allow visitors with a permit by another state to carry a concealed weapon as long as Colorado's concealed handgun permits are recognized by the other state.

As of Aug. 22, 2013, 31 U.S. states had such reciprocity.

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However, Colorado's rules state you must be a resident of the state that issued the concealed handgun permit, as Colorado no longer honors permits issued by a state to a nonresident of that state. The gun owner must also have a valid driver’s license or ID card issued by that state.

It is legal to carry a weapon while visiting National Forests in Colorado, but you must also comply with federal regulations pertaining to its use. Visitors cannot discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a home, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area on park grounds, or any place in which a person or property could be hurt.

A firearm also can't be discharged in a cave. Restrictions may vary, so visitors are advised to check with authorities regarding specific areas., according to the state's web site.

For residents, Title 18 states that a person can carry a firearm in a vehicle for the intended lawful protection of himself or another person. A gun can also be kept in a home or place of business, but must be in plain view when carried to that location.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws of your state and destination before travel.

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