Proposed Constitutional Amendment for the State of Colorado
To Clarify, Protect, and Strengthen the Right of the People to
Keep and Bear Arms in Self Defense
Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado:
In the constitution of the state of Colorado, article II, section 13, number the existing text as clause 1, and add clauses 2, 3 and 4 as follows:
(1)The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.
[Note: Paragraph 1, above, is already part of the Colorado Constitution. The wording may seem awkward to us today but this is exactly as it was originally written. It has been part of the Colorado Constitution since 1876.
Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 (below) are the proposed language of the new Amendment and the only portion voters will be asked to decide upon.]
(2) The right described in subsection (1) of this section is fundamental and includes the right of individuals to buy, sell, transfer, own, loan, possess, transport, carry, and operate firearms as well as all standard, necessary, customary, or usual equipment and accessories including magazines and ammunition.
(3) Each Colorado law enacted on and after January 1, 2013, and before the effective date of this measure that restricts or limits the right described in subsection (1) of this section to any extent is hereby repealed. The repeal of these laws shall not be construed to affirm laws enacted prior to January 1, 2013.
(4) From the date this amendment becomes effective, no Colorado law, except a law enacted by a vote of the people, shall restrict or limit the right described in subsection (1) of this section to any extent.