Firearm Transportation through Colorado
Colorado's handgun laws are constantly changing, although every effort has been made to ensure that the below posted laws are current, American Firearms Training Corporation cannot be held liable for misuse of this information. Below are some of the Colorado statutes that govern the transportation of firearms in the state.To find the most up to date information, please visit cbi.state.co.us.
18-12-214 Authority granted by permit - carry restrictions.
- A permit to carry a concealed handgun authorizes the permittee to carry a concealed handgun in all areas of the state, except as specifically limited in this section.
- A permit does not authorize the permittee to use a handgun in a manner that would violate a provision of state law. A local government does not have authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance or resolution that would conflict with any provision of this part.
- A peace officer may temporarily disarm a permittee, incident to a lawful stop of the permittee. The peace office shall return the handgun to the permittee prior to discharging the permittee from the scene.
- A permit issued pursuant to this part does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun into a place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.
- A permit issued pursuant to this part does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvements erected thereon, of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school; except that:
- A permittee may have a handgun on the real property of the public school so long as the handgun remains in his or her vehicle and, if the permittee is not in the vehicle, the handgun is in a compartment within the vehicle and the vehicle is locked.
- A permittee who is employed or retained by contract by a school district as a school security officer may carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvement erected thereon, of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school while permittee is on duty.
- A permittee may carry a concealed handgun on undeveloped real property owned by a school district that is used for hunting or other shooting sports.
33-6-125 Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
It is unlawful for any person, except a person authorized by law or by the division, to possess or have under his control any firearm, other than a pistol or revolver, in or on any motor vehicle unless the chamber of such firearm is unloaded. Any person in possession or in control of a rifle or shotgun in a motor vehicle shall allow any peace officer, as defined in section 33-1-102 (32), who is empowered and acting under the authority granted in section 33-6-101 to enforce articles 1 to 6 of this title to inspect the chamber of any rifle or shotgun in the motor vehicle. For the purposes of this section, a "muzzle-loader" shall be considered unloaded if it is not primed, and, for such purpose, "primed" means having a percussion cap on the nipple or flint in the striker and powder in the flash pan. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars and an assessment of fifteen license suspension points.