Weapons Defense Starts Here
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees, “that the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Constitution of the State of Colorado also guarantees your right to “keep and bear arms”. However, state and federal law limit who may possess weapons, and where they may be carried.
Weapons charges are especially serious because many of these crimes carry possible federal punishment. It is extremely important that you immediately consult with an attorney who is experienced with federal crimes and dealing with federal law enforcement agencies.
In Colorado, it is illegal to carry a concealed knife or firearm. You may, however, have a knife or firearm concealed if:
- You’re at your own home;
- You’re at your own place of business;
- You’re on property that is under your control;
- You’re traveling in your vehicle;
- You have a written permit to carry a concealed weapon.
There are certain weapons that are simply dangerous or illegal to possess, unless you meet specific exceptions.
- Examples of dangerous weapons: firearm silencer, short shotgun or rifle, ballistic knife.
- Examples of illegal weapons are: blackjacks, gas guns, brass knuckles, switchblade knives.