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Proposal seeks gun permits for Colorado pot users

December 23, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Using marijuana in Colorado is legal. But the drug remains illegal federally and therefore is a disqualifier for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed firearm.

The so-called “Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights” wants to put a question on the November 2016 ballot asking voters to change state law to prevent sheriffs from denying permits due to marijuana use.

The group says it is reaching out to gun rights groups for support, including those involved in last year’s recall of two state senators who supported stricter firearm laws.

Some gun groups disagree with the idea. The Colorado State Shooting Association says it is incompatible with responsible gun ownership.

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