DUDE: CO Gun Group Wants Pot Smokers To Have Concealed Carry Permits

Published on December 15, 2014

An unlikely duo: marijuana and gun rights. Check this out…

DENVER — A Colorado gun-rights group recently launched an initiative campaign to allow legal marijuana users to obtain concealed handgun permits.

Edgar Antillon, co-founder of Guns for Everyone in Westminster, known for providing free concealed carry classes, said he had filed a proposed ballot measure that would bring Colorado’s gun laws in line with its legal recreational and medical marijuana laws.

“Basically, we just want to sync up Colorado’s marijuana laws with our concealed carry permit laws,” Mr. Antillon said.

His group, the Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights, needs 86,105 signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot. While he said he would prefer to see the measure land on the ballot as soon as November 2015, it might be more realistic to wait for the November 2016 ballot.

“In 2015, not as many people show up,” Mr. Antillon said. “We might have a better chance in 2016.”

The County Sheriffs of Colorado concealed handgun permit application now asks if “you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”

Read more: Washington Times