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Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP)
Requirements, criteria, policies, etc.—print and keep for your future reference.
Provides links to the following resources:
Alien Supplementary Questionnaire to Implement Federal Immigration Status Requirements
Colorado Gun Laws
Open or concealed
May Not Carry
Justification for the Use of Force and Deadly Force
No Duty to Retreat
Protection of Property
Protection of Others
Magazine excerpt of concealed carry guns—an overview of semi-auto pistols for self defense.
Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) FAQs
Concealed carry resources such as Concealed Carry Maps, Concealed Carry Info by State, Firearm Forums as well as Concealed Carry and Firearm-Related articles, reviews, news and more.
The following PDFs are provided for your quick reference but may since have been revised; refer to Colorado Legal Resources by LexisNexus for the most up-to-date information.
Criteria for obtaining a permit (PDF) C.R.S. 18-12-203
Sheriff – application – procedure – background check (PDF) C.R.S. 18-12-205
Colorado Revised Statutes Regarding Deadly Physical Force and Carrying Concealed Weapons (PDF) A single PDF overview of the following statutes:
Use of physical force in defense of a person (PDF) C.R.S. 18-1-704
Use of deadly physical force against an intruder (PDF) C.R.S. 18-1-704.5
Use of physical force in defense of premises (PDF) C.R.S. 18-1-705
Use of physical force in defense of property (PDF) C.R.S. 18-1-706
Permits for Concealed Weapons – Liability (Repealed) CRS. 18-12-105.1
Limitation on Local Ordinances Regarding Firearms in Private Vehicles (PDF) C.R.S. 18-12-105.6
Prohibited Use of Weapons (PDF) C.R.S. 18-12-106
Forfeiture Of Firearms (PDF) C.R.S. 18-12-110
Permit To Bear Arms (Repealed) C.R.S. 24-20-202