DENVER (AP) — A challenge to Colorado's law allowing concealed gun permits for residents only is going before a federal appeals court.
Arguments are scheduled Monday afternoon before a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving Washington resident Gray Peterson. A federal judge last year tossed out Peterson's lawsuit filed against Denver and the state's Department of Public Safety. Peterson claims that being denied a concealed weapons permit because he's not a Colorado resident violates his Second Amendment rights to bear firearms.
According to gun rights groups, Colorado is one of 23 states, plus the District of Columbia to not honor a concealed weapons permit from Washington state.
A law pending in Congress would require states permitting concealed weapons laws to honor permits from other states.Tags: