Dec 122012
 
Concealed Carry With PermitBack in July, I published a story Restricted Concealed Carry Pueblo Colorado and in that article I stated that Concealed Carry was restricted on public transportation, specifically bus transportation.

Gary from handgunlaw.us recently asked me:

Rick, I am the Co-Owner of www.handgunlaw.us and Reading your site you posted back on Jul 18 about concealed carry and No Open Carry Signs. You stated the places that those with a permit/license to carry can not carry and you stated Public Transportation (Bus). I can’t find this in state law or the Admin Rules. Can you tell me where this is in CO Law/Regs as I don’t have that listed as a place off limits for Colorado. Any assistance you can give Handgunlaw.us in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Stay safe, Gary Slider

I started to look through outlines from all the education courses I attended, but was unable to locate any citations as to where one might find this information. I looked through the Colorado Revised Statutes and could not find the spot where concealed carry on public transportation was discussed. Today I called the RTD Regional Transportation District in Denver and asked the question of the customer service rep named Mark who took my call. I explained what I wanted to know and we looked together through website information to no avail. Mark then took all my information and said someone would get back to me. About an hour later I received a phone call from a Detective and a Captain with the RTD, and they proceeded to tell me exactly what I wanted to know. The statute is listed below and the key to the whole cite is “without legal authority”. As Concealed Carry Permit holders, we have legal authority as granted with our Concealed Carry Permits. I will be checking with several other cities, including Colorado Springs and Pueblo, to see if there are any notices posted on the transportation in those jurisdictions.

Concealed Carry Rules and Regulations

Remember that I teach information that I believe to be factual, and if anything, I lean on the cautious side. I have always stated to all my students that we can all learn, none of us know everything, but it is always ultimately your responsibility to check for yourself.

Concealed Carry information can hide in places like this…

C.R.S. 18-9-118
COLORADO REVISED STATUTES
*** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed
at the Second Regular and First Extraordinary Sessions
of the Sixty-Eighth General Assembly of the State of Colorado 2012
and Constitutional and Statutory amendments approved at the General Election on November 6, 2012 ***
TITLE 18. CRIMINAL CODE
ARTICLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, ORDER, AND DECENCY
PART 1. PUBLIC PEACE AND ORDER
C.R.S. 18-9-118 (2012)
18-9-118. Firearms, explosives, or incendiary devices in facilities of public transportation A person commits a class 6 felony if, without legal authority, he has any loaded firearm or explosive or incendiary device, as defined in section 9-7-103, C.R.S., in his possession in, or carries, brings, or causes to be carried or brought any of such items into, any facility of public transportation, as defined in section 18-9-115 (4).HISTORY: Source:. L. 77: Entire section added, p. 976, § 7, effective June 29.L. 89: Entire section amended, p. 841, § 89, effective July 1.C.R.S. 18-9-118
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Jul 152012
 

Colorado Gun Training

Colorado Gun Training

I have been receiving many calls from around the state asking about my Colorado Gun Training classes and hours of operation. I have a unique situation in my Colorado gun training.  I control the classroom where I have the classes so I can schedule Colorado gun training around your schedule and time. Many people have days off or unusual schedules and sometimes we can accommodate their training needs. I can also go out to business locations and do classes for multiple employees on your sight.

Colorado Gun Training Classes

Colorado Gun Training is fun and educational. I have a unique way of presenting Colorado Gun Training  material so that it can be easily understood and remembered. Concealed Carry Training and Gun Safety Training has never been so easy. Contact me with your schedule and I can see if I can make some training happen for you. Everyone  can and should get educated on the safe and legal use of firearms , either for home protection or for concealed carry. Let me know your  training needs and I will schedule a training session for you.

Call me today I have openings in my schedule and special rates that may apply to your group. No group is two big or two small for this safe and easy Colorado gun training.

 

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Mar 252012
 

Concealed Carry Questions and Answers

Many people have asked questions about concealed carry gun issues  for the state of Colorado. While I have answered these concealed carry questions many times it is always important to go over these issues again and again, because some people have not asked or do not remember the issues.

Concealed Carry

means concealed not open as in open carry. Open Carry is an issue by itself and as a 2nd amendment lover I think Open Carry is a great right, but not a real smart thing to do. We all know people who think it is a statement for 2nd amendment rights but to be frank it makes you a target. Open Carry gets the public nervous and without retention training someone is liable to take your shiny gun and use it on you.

Concealed Carry Issues

have been the same for many years. Many of the common Concealed Carry questions are answered in this short informative document

Frequently Asked Concealed Carry Questions and answers

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Mar 042012
 
Students Take Concealed Carry Exam

Student’s Take Exam

 

 Private Concealed Carry Class

This weekend I held a private concealed carry class for a local business and their family members at their place of business. The Gals were mostly packing revolvers and the Guys were mostly toting semi-autos. Surprisingly enough, the concealed carry class did exceptionally well in most of the hands-on training that I require. We covered all the basics and talked about kids and guns. Most of these young families were concerned about safe gun handling and storage in the home, as well as protection against home invasions and other criminal activity.  Many were surprised to learn that every person who is a law-abiding citizen has a right to have a loaded gun concealed in their car even without a concealed carry permit.

 Concealed Carry for Young Families

These families were getting some good info and were taking it very seriously. Many of the suggestions and information in the class will be put to good use.  Safety training is one of the most important aspects of all these Concealed Carry classes and we covered it from head to toe. Including, but not limited to, the safe loading and unloading of both revolvers and semi-auto pistols.

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Feb 192012
 

Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry- Law and Legal Education

will be held Sunday March 4th at 1:00pm to 4:30pm at Pueblo Municipal Shooters. If you have never experienced a class put on by Patrick Watts you have missed some great Concealed Carry training. His criminal code and concealed class is one you will want to attend. Patrick is a retired Deputy Sheriff from Arizona and as such has trained close to 5000 people in his 32 year law enforcement stint in Arizona. He is an NRA Certified Police Firearm Instructor, an Arizona Post Certified Police Firearms Instructor, an Arizona Department of Public Safety Certified CCW Instructor,and a Bondurant Certified High Speed /Pursuit Driving Instructor just to name a few. The Concealed Carry law and legal class is raw and real. Some of the stories he tells and the verbage used are just to good to be true. You definitely will come away with some information that you need to know.

Concealed Carry Law and Legal Info you Need to Know

One of the things I preach to my students is that every individual that carries a concealed handgun needs to know the rules. It is each individual’s responsibility to be sure what they are doing is within the law and with that knowledge be more articulate about these issues and be better able to explain one’s actions should that time ever come.

Concealed Carry Law and Legal education for $15……

Pueblo Municipal Shooters sponsors this class about once every 3 months and Patrick does it for a fund raiser for them. At $15 its a steal and a lot of information for the buck. A concealed carry law and legal class like this would cost much more money if you took it somewhere else.

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Please contact Leonard at 561-3224 or Linda at 568-2491 for a reservation for this valuable training.

 

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Nov 202011
 

Colorado Make My Day

 

Colorado Make my Day Law has been a hot topic in the news,  here is a quick review of what you need to know.  Remember this law is not a Castle Doctrine. A Castle Doctrine is used in states where there is a duty to retreat and to waive that duty in your home you have a castle doctrine. Colorado has no duty to retreat there for no castle doctrine is needed.

18-1-704.5 Use Of Deadly Physical Force Against An Intruder (“Make My Day Law”)

1. The general assembly hereby recognizes that the citizens of Colorado have a
right to expect absolute safety within their own homes.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 18-1-704, any occupant of a dwelling is
justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person when that other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that such other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the uninvited entry, or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the uninvited entry, and when the occupant reasonably believes that such other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant.

3. Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, in accordance with the provisions or subsection (2) of this section shall be immune from criminal prosecution for the use of such force.

4. Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall be immune from any civil liability for injuries or death resulting from the use of such force.

Colorado make my day Law….

is one of the broadest make my day laws in the country when it comes to protecting one’s home.  One thing to remember is one of the key safety rules...BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET and what is beyond. You are still responsible for every round that leaves your gun. Remember in make my day situations and all self-protection endeavors to use proper JHP (jacketed hollow point) ammunition to avoid over-penetration.

A current case in Colorado

 

 

 

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