PROVO, UT - DECEMBER 19: Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by "USA Firearms Training" on December 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Demand for concealed carry permits have spiked in the last several weeks with the terrorists attacks in Paris and the United States. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
DENVER — A bill that would have allowed Colorado residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has died in a legislative committee.
The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to indefinitely postpone Senate Bill 18-097, which had previously cleared the Senate by a narrow margin.
Under the proposed measure, anyone aged 21 and over with a legal gun would have been able to conceal their gun in public without having taken a training class or obtaining a permit.
The bill would have kept the permit process in place so people could carry a concealed firearm in other states that have a reciprocity law with Colorado.
Currently, it is a class 2 misdemeanor for Coloradans to knowingly carry a concealed weapon without a permit, and a class 6 felony if they do so on school grounds.