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Colorado County Sheriff Links
County Sheriffs of Colorado
(Resident Permits Only)

Denver Muesum of Nature & Science in compliance with Colorado's  concealed carry laws.  

Details in this Denver Business Journal Article Link

Special Districts

Special Districts in Colorado are local governments, i.e., political subdivisions of
the state, which make up a third level of government in the United States.

(The federal and state governments are the other two levels.)

Local governments include counties, municipalities (cities and towns), school districts, and other types of government entities such as "authorities" and "special districts."   quoted from the: General Information on Title 32-1 Special Districts 

Special District Directory

Active Colorado Local Governments by Type

Lessons on Local Government
More for Elementry - High School teachers, but still good resource to learn from no matter our age..

Special Districts: A brief review for Prospective Homeowners  (pdf file)

Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

Special District Association of Colorado

George Flynn: Words of Freedom - Men of Honor



Concealed Carry & Firearm Laws
SDG created this Colorado & Wyoming Self Defense Gun Law Resource page
as a public service for educational purposes only.

State Links

Colorado CHP Site

Frequently Asked
Questions Links


Colorado's CHP Related Statues

Colorado Revised Statutes - Online Library Link

  1. C.R.S. 18-12-201 (Legislative declaration.)
  2. C.R.S. 18-12-202 (Definitions.)
  3. C.R.S. 18-12-203 (Criteria for obtaining a permit.)
  4. C.R.S. 18-12-204 (Permit contents-validity-carrying requirements.)
  5. C.R.S. 18-12-205 (Sheriff-application-procedure-background check.)
  6. C.R.S. 18-12-206 (Sheriff-issuance or denial of permits-report.)
  7. C.R.S. 18-12-207 (Judicial review-permit denial-permit suspension-permit revocation.)
  8. C.R.S. 18-12-208 (Colorado bureau of investigation-duties.)
  9. C.R.S. 18-12-209 (Issuance by sheriffs of Temporary Emergency Permits.)
  10. C.R.S. 18-12-210 (Maintenance of permit-address change-invalidity of permit.)
  11. C.R.S. 18-12-211 (Renewal of permits.)
  12. C.R.S. 18-12-212 (Exemption.)
  13. C.R.S. 18-12-213 (Reciprocity.)
  14. C.R.S. 18-12-214 (Authority granted by permit-carrying restrictions.)
  15. C.R.S. 18-12-215 (Immunity.)
  16. C.R.S. 18-12-216 (Permits issued prior to the effective date of this part 2.)
  1. C.R.S. 18-12-105.6 (Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles.)
  1. C.R.S. 29-11.7-101 (Legislative declaration.)
  2. C.R.S. 29-11.7-102 (Firearms database-prohibited.)
  3. C.R.S. 29-11.7-103 (Regulation-type of firearm-prohibited.)
  4. C.R.S. 29-11.7-104 (Regulation-carrying-posting.)


Types of Firearms Training required to qualify to apply
for a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit
(Only one type is required.)

C.R.S. 18-12-203

(h) Demonstrates competence with a handgun by submitting:

(I) Evidence of experience with a firearm through participation in organized shooting competitions or current military service;

(II) Evidence that, at the time the application is submitted, the applicant is a certified instructor;

(III) Proof of honorable discharge from a branch of the United States armed forces within the three years preceding submittal of the application;

(IV) Proof of honorable discharge from a branch of the United States armed forces that reflects pistol qualifications obtained within the ten years preceding submittal of the application;

(V) A certificate showing retirement from a Colorado law enforcement agency that reflects pistol qualifications obtained within the ten years preceding submittal of the application; or

(VI) A training certificate from a handgun training class obtained within the ten years preceding submittal of the application. The applicant shall submit the original training certificate or a photocopy thereof that includes the original signature of the class instructor. In obtaining a training certificate from a handgun training class, the applicant shall have discretion in selecting which handgun training class to complete.

Colorado Use of Force Laws
Colorado Revised Statutes - Online Library Link

  1. 18-1-701. Execution of public duty.
  2. 18-1-702. Choice of evils.
  3. 18-1-703. Use of physical force - special relationships.
  4. 18-1-704. Use of physical force in defense of a person.
  5. 18-1-704.5. Use of deadly physical force against an intruder.
  6. 18-1-705. Use of physical force in defense of premises.
  7. 18-1-706. Use of physical force in defense of property.
  8. 18-1-707. Use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape.
  9. 18-1-708. Duress.
  10. 18-1-709. Entrapment.
  11. 18-1-710. Affirmative defense.

Legal Organizations

Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network, Inc.

The Network is an organization of gun owners pooling their strength to protect one another when a member comes under scrutiny of the legal system after acting in self defense.

American Self-Defense Institute
Services for the armed citizen include pre-paid legal services for the first 72 hours following a self-defense incident.

Legal Sheild: Pre-paid Legal Services

Law Resource Links


Attorney Resources

National Gun Laws References

ARTICLE II BILL OF RIGHTS - Section 13. Right to bear arms

Other Legal Resources & References

Bloomfield Press: Publisher of layman's guides to federal and state gun laws; check the Updates and Position Papers and search links

No Nonsense Self Defense
Marc "Animal" MacYoung's Article website

In the Courts

Victory in the Colorado Supreme Court! The Court unanimously rules that the University of Colorado may not segregate itself from persons who under Colorado state law are licensed to carry a handgun for lawful defense "everywhere in the state." Dave Kopel's amicus brief for the County Sheriffs of Colorado in Students for Concealed Carry on Campus v. Regents of the University of of Colorado.

Other Related Firearms Laws &/or Definitions
Colorado Revised Statutes - Online Library Link

Other Concealed Carry and Firearms Laws
Colorado Revised Statutes - Online Library Link

  1. 18-12-101. Definitions - peace officer affirmative defense.
  2. 18-12-102. Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon - affirmative defense.
  3. 18-12-103. Possession of a defaced firearm.
  4. 18-12-103.5. Defaced firearms - contraband - destruction
  5. 18-12-104. Defacing a firearm.
  6. 18-12-105. Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon - unlawful possession of weapons.
  7. 18-12-105.1. Permits for concealed weapons - liability. (Repealed)
  8. 18-12-105.6. Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles.
  9. 18-12-106. Prohibited use of weapons.
  10. 18-12-107. Penalty for second offense.
  11. 18-12-107.5. Illegal discharge of a firearm - penalty.
  12. 18-12-108. Possession of weapons by previous offenders.
  13. 18-12-108.5. Possession of handguns by juveniles - prohibited - exceptions - penalty.
  14. 18-12-108.7. Unlawfully providing or permitting a juvenile to possess a handgun - penalty - unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile - penalty.
  15. 18-12-110. Forfeiture of firearms.
  16. 18-12-111. Unlawful purchase of firearms

 Gun Laws By State


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