Is proposed Colorado campus concealed carry ban dead in the water?!/kurtisalee/status/310063788474912768

According to the Denver Post, State Senator Rollie Heath plans to kill a bill, H.B. 1226, that would ban concealed carry on college campuses. Heath, a Democrat, is the bill’s sponsor.

Looks like Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, will kill his bill banning concealed #guns on campus. #coleg #copolitics.

— Dana Coffield (@denpostdana) March 8, 2013

However, based on other outlets’ reports, the Post’s assertion cannot be confirmed:

Sen Heath says he’s “still working,” has no further comment abt fate of his campus concealed carry ban. #coleg #guncontrol

— Megan Verlee (@CPRverlee) March 8, 2013

Sen Heath declines requests to talk to press about reports he’s pulling his #campuscarry ban. Senate D office won’t confirm it. #coleg

— Kristen Wyatt (@APkristenwyatt) March 8, 2013

Heath didn’t seem to know what I was talking about when I asked him about Post report that his #CampusCarry bill is being withdrawn. #COleg

— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 8, 2013

And the Colorado Senate Democrats insist the bill is still in play:

@elistokols @denverpost declares #HB1226 dead without talking to bill sponsor. It’s still alive. #coleg

— CO Senate Democrats (@COSenDem) March 8, 2013

Nevertheless, it appears that H.R. 1226 ultimately doesn’t stand much of a chance:

Sen. @tedharvey says if Heath doesn’t withdraw #CampusCarry, he’s locked up votes to kill it. #COleg #9NEWS

— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 8, 2013

Rs say Dems don’t have the votes & don’t want debate on campus concealed carry bill after @senhudak‘s “insensitive” rape comment. #coleg

— Megan Verlee (@CPRverlee) March 8, 2013

If true, awesome news!! @brandonrittiman@tedharvey says if Heath doesn’t withdraw #CampusCarry, he’s locked up votes to kill it. #COleg

— Heath Cronquist (@HCron17) March 8, 2013

Let’s hope so!

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.


Colorado House Democrat Claire Levy doesn’t seem to have much hope for the bill’s survival:

@repclairelevy house sponsor of bill to ban campus concealed carry says she’s disappointed it’ll be pulled in senate. #guncontrol. #coleg

— Bente Birkeland (@BenteBirkeland) March 8, 2013



The Denver Post has just posted an update to its initial report:

UPDATE: Colorado #gun bills: Vote on campus gun bill uncertain: #coleg

— The Denver Post (@denverpost) March 8, 2013


Campus Concealed Carry Ban (1226) was laid over to May 10 effectively killing it. Senator Hudak only NO on voice vote.

— Kevin Grantham (@SenatorGrantham) March 9, 2013

House Bill 13-1226 is effectively dead, according to Students for Concealed Carry.

Victory in Colorado! The #COleg tabled proposed campus gun ban tonight! #COcampusCarry #SCC…

— ConcealedCampus (@ConcealedCampus) March 9, 2013


Students for Concealed Carry is pleased to report that Senator Rollie Heath has tabled Colorado House Bill 13-1226 until two days after the end of the legislative session, effectively killing this misguided legislation that would have stripped students of their right to self-defense by banning concealed carry on college campuses.

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