Senate supports waiving background checks by one vote
April 14, 2009
DENVER ” A proposal to allow people with concealed weapons permits to skip background checks each time they buy a gun passed an initial vote in the Senate on Tuesday after four Democrats joined with Republicans to support it.
Federal law requires background checks for gun store purchases but waives those for concealed weapon permit holders in some states.
Since the Columbine shootings, Colorado has also required background checks for people buying guns from private dealers at gun shows.
Sen. Greg Brophy’s bill (House Bill 1180) attempts to exempt permit holders from both types of checks.