Realizing this weekend how good we have it in Colorado.

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    Realizing this weekend how good we have it in Colorado.

    Sure, our state faces its own challenges like "high capacity" magazines and private transfer rules, but visiting some family in Nebraska this weekend left me researching carry laws and realizing that in Colorado I can carry all these places without issue:

    Church
    The bank
    Someplace with a liquor license without worrying about where their revenue comes from

    In Colorado, I don't have a specific requirement that I cannot carry if I have ANY alcohol in my system.

    In Colorado, I don't have a "duty to retreat" law telling me it's my responsibility to give a bad guy whatever he wants and not to hurt him.

    So while I may gripe about stupid laws in my home state from time to time, I guess I could have it worse.

    The ironic thing is the constitution of the state of Nebraska opens, article 1,section 1,with a reaffirmation that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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    Everybody likes to cite Texas as being a gun friendly state (or the Wild West, depending which side you're on), but here in GA, we got it a lot easier than TX. OC, no-gun signs (specific wording or not) have no force of law, law only says can't carry while legally intoxicated, only places that are off limits are those specifically outlined in the law, no training requirement before being allowed to carry, carry license is for "weapons" which according to law includes blades longer than 5".
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    Yup, you're right. Nebraska is decent for gun rights but we're no Arizona or Alaska, but at least we're not Jersey.

    Don't forget that we also have no uniform signage. A business owner could have their kid scribble something in crayon and it would be legally binding.
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    Every state, regardless of how "gun friendly" they are, has laws that make no sense. Many are there because it was needed to get carry laws in place to start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Everybody likes to cite Texas as being a gun friendly state (or the Wild West, depending which side you're on), but here in GA, we got it a lot easier than TX. OC, no-gun signs (specific wording or not) have no force of law, law only says can't carry while legally intoxicated, only places that are off limits are those specifically outlined in the law, no training requirement before being allowed to carry, carry license is for "weapons" which according to law includes blades longer than 5".
    And in FL you can, but I wouldn't suggest doing so for a multitude of reasons.
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    Any regulation is infringement. But that being said, Ky is awfully good on guns. Constitutionally protected OC, no permits to own, signs when you see them have no force of law. Actually unless you went into a Federal building of some sort or a school besides a University there really isnt anyplace where carrying a gun is a criminal offence.

    You just cant stay there if asked to leave.

    Castle and stand your ground. By law citizens cannot be disarmed by anyone during natural disasters etc.

    could be better but it could be a lot worse. Im guessing we are probably the 4th or 5th most gun friendly state in the nation.
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    I suspect that the most traditionaly pro-gun states are the ones most targeted by the anti's. Plenty of liberals in Texas and Colorado these days, an plenty of liberal money coming in.
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    Trouble is, our unusually good CCW law in Colorado was passed back when the state was red. Now, it's blue, and the majority here now will be trying as hard as they can to gut our good laws. Colorado not only turned from red to blue ... it is now one of only three states that recently passed severe restrictions on gun rights ... it's now one of the bluest states!

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    We have it pretty good in SD, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMTJosh View Post
    Sure, our state faces its own challenges like "high capacity" magazines and private transfer rules, but visiting some family in Nebraska this weekend left me researching carry laws and realizing that in Colorado I can carry all these places without issue:

    Church
    The bank
    Someplace with a liquor license without worrying about where their revenue comes from

    In Colorado, I don't have a specific requirement that I cannot carry if I have ANY alcohol in my system.

    In Colorado, I don't have a "duty to retreat" law telling me it's my responsibility to give a bad guy whatever he wants and not to hurt him.

    So while I may gripe about stupid laws in my home state from time to time, I guess I could have it worse.

    The ironic thing is the constitution of the state of Nebraska opens, article 1,section 1,with a reaffirmation that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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    Less of course you live in Ill. Ma. Ny. or the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMTJosh View Post
    Sure, our state faces its own challenges like "high capacity" magazines and private transfer rules, but visiting some family in Nebraska this weekend left me researching carry laws and realizing that in Colorado I can carry all these places without issue:

    Church
    The bank
    Someplace with a liquor license without worrying about where their revenue comes from

    In Colorado, I don't have a specific requirement that I cannot carry if I have ANY alcohol in my system.

    In Colorado, I don't have a "duty to retreat" law telling me it's my responsibility to give a bad guy whatever he wants and not to hurt him.

    So while I may gripe about stupid laws in my home state from time to time, I guess I could have it worse.

    The ironic thing is the constitution of the state of Nebraska opens, article 1,section 1,with a reaffirmation that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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    Nobody wants to move here. Too many darn liberals and the like too.

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