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Colorado: House Committee Passes Legislation to Ban Open Carry at Voting Locations

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Colorado: House Committee Passes Legislation to Ban Open Carry at Voting Locations

Yesterday, the House State, Civic, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee passed House Bill 22-1086, a misguided measure that seeks to ban the open carry of firearms at voting locations.  The measure will now be considered by the full house.  Please contact your state Representative and ask them to OPPOSE HB22-1086.

House Bill 22-1086 “The Vote Without Fear Act” - The title itself is enough to know that sponsors and supporters of this measure hate your Second Amendment rights.  HB 1086 looks to ban the open carry of a firearm at voting locations in the Centennial state.  It is the intention of this measure to prohibit you from exercising one of your constitutional rights while engaging in another.  The irony would be funny if it wasn’t a serious and deeply-held belief by anti-gun legislators that the Second Amendment is a lesser right.

Law-abiding gun owners have the right to self-defense and are provided with options that fit their needs.  Those who choose to open carry should not be prevented from casting a vote.

Again, please contact your state Representative and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 22-1086.

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