CO gun bill would require armed security

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado businesses that ban guns would be required to provide armed security under a Republican proposal that faces its first test Wednesday.

Republicans face a likely second defeat in less than a week on legislation to prevent mass shootings. The bill being heard Wednesday would require businesses to provide armed security if they ban patrons from carrying concealed weapons.

The bill is opposed by gun-control advocates and business groups and appears destined for hasty rejection. The same Senate committee voted Monday against a measure that would have allowed school employees to carry concealed weapons.

Republican Sen. Kent Lambert says movie theaters and shopping malls that ban concealed weapons should be obligated to provide their own armed security.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 at 07:31 AM
    These were all very good and reasonable proposals but the left wing nuts control our State at this time. They are bent on unarming the public and turning us into another Chicago. Our state constitution does state that we are all part of the militia of Colorado and these weapons are legal to keep in the face of a legal defense of the State. If they ban the ARs and other semi auto, with the magazines. The state congress and Senate will be violating our own State constitution. We will be unable to defend the State as the Colorado state constitution requires us to.
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