Colo. senators back failed concealed-carry measure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado's U.S. Senators have voted in favor of a failed measure that would have allowed concealed-weapons permit holders from one state to carry their weapons in other states.

Despite the support of Democrats Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, the measure fell two votes shy of the 60 needed to pass on Wednesday.

The father of Columbine victim Daniel Mauser had urged both senators to vote against it. In a full-page ad in the Denver Post, Mauser said Colorado has a stricter law than some other states and shouldn't have to honor other permits.

Backers said truckers and others with concealed-weapons permits should be able to protect themselves in other states.

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