The concept of lawful concealed carry without a permit won over lawmakers in Colorado and Montana on Thursday, with each state passing constitutional carry bills in their Senate and House respectively.

A measure to allow the practice in Montana won by a 56-43 margin in the House while the Colorado Senate saw a 18-17 squeaker along party lines. However, each bill faces an uphill battle in their opposite chambers.

Currently, the practice outlined in the legislation, commonly known as constitutional carry, is the law of the land in Vermont, Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming.

Written by Chris Eger-Guns
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