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Colorado Banks: Debunking the Carry Myth

What does Colorado law say about openly or concealed carrying a firearm into a bank? Absolutely nothing.

While Colorado’s concealed carry laws list several places where a person may not legally carry a firearm (such as public school buildings or the state legislature), nothing in Colorado law specifically prohibits a concealed carry permit-holder from carrying in a bank.

An Important Note

Bear in mind, however, that the bank has the authority to prohibit concealed carry, because the concealed carry statutes do not “limit, restrict, or prohibit in any manner the existing rights” of private businesses to restrict weapons on their property.

Needless to say, it would be an extremely bad idea to open carry into a bank. Colorado law does not restrict the open carrying of firearms as a general matter. However, state and local disorderly conduct statutes prohibit displaying a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to cause alarm.

While we are all comfortable being around firearms, all it takes is one person to call the police and throw you into the legal process. You may win after a lengthy battle, but it is probably much easier to keep your weapon concealed.

For more information about carrying into a bank or any other facility, please call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney.

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