This is a discussion on Colorado within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey I'll be heading for Denver tomorrow. I hold a NM CCL. Are the rules about the same? Do I have to inform when pulled ...
Hey I'll be heading for Denver tomorrow.
I hold a NM CCL.
Are the rules about the same?
Do I have to inform when pulled over?
What is the restraunt that serve alcohol rule?
Be reasonable. See things my way.
There is no duty to inform. If asked, you must show your permit.
There is no prohibition against carrying around alcohol -- you can't carry while intoxicated, though.
Colorado is much better than NM. We have very few restrictions. You can carry in a hard-core bar, just can't be under the influence.
There is a lot of "Gray" area with respect to concealed carry and intake of alcohol. The statutes do not define any said limitations.
Here is the state statute:It is unlawful to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
Unfortunately, the term "under the influence" is not defined!18-12-106. Prohibited use of weapons. (1) A person commits a
class 2 misdemeanor if:
(d) He THE PERSON has in his OR HER possession a firearm while he
THE PERSON is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or of a controlled
substance, as defined in section 12-22-303 (7), C.R.S. Possession of a
permit issued under section 18-12-105.1, AS IT EXISTED PRIOR TO ITS
REPEAL, OR POSSESSION OF A PERMIT OR A TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PERMIT
ISSUED PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF THIS ARTICLE is no defense to a violation of
this subsection (1).
Therefore, carry and imbibe at your own risk, recognizing that there is not a controlling authority.
I have personally discussed this matter with RMGO and they agree.
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