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Colorado Background Check and Gun Laws

Subject/Law
Long guns
Handguns
Relevant Statutes
Notes
State Permit to Purchase? no no None yes
Firearm registration? No No None No
"Assault weapon" law? No No None No
Owner license required? No No None No
Concealed Carry permits issued? Yes Yes CRS 18-12 No
Open carry without a permit? Yes* Yes* CRS 18-12 Technically legal in most areas unless local laws exist (City of Denver), in which case signs must be posted. May be interpreted as disturbing the peace by law enforcement.
Concealed within a vehicle? Unloaded Only** yes CRS 18-12, 33-6-125 **Loaded without a round chambered only.
State Preemption of local restrictions? Yes* Yes* CRS 18-12 *Open carry and open car carry of a loaded firearm is prohibited in city and county of Denver, otherwise, local ordinances are preempted by state law
NFA weapons restricted? No No None No
Peaceable Journey laws? Yes Yes Denver's restrictions on transport/possession of firearms in vehicles do not apply to persons travelling to or from other jurisdictions; see Trinen v. City & County of Denver, 53 P.3d 754
Castle Doctrine? Yes Yes   A legal resident of a property has the right to defend himself, other occupants, and property using deadly force from intruders, whether they are armed or not.
"Make My Day" Law? Yes Yes   A person may defend himself or others with deadly force if necessary.

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