Lizzie’s Law Passes the Senate


April 7, 2016

Contact: Laura Carno, Coalition Member, Coloradans for Civil Liberties, or 719-492-0211


CCL Members Encourage Their House Reps to Support in Committee

DENVER —  Coloradans for Civil Liberties –an organization committed to restoring the Second Amendment freedoms of Colorado citizens– announced today that Senate Bill 16-144, also known as Lizzie’s Law, passed the Colorado State Senate yesterday with bi-partisan support.

“Lizzie’s Law was named for my 19-year-old stepdaughter Lizzie, who is a Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve,” said Senator John Cooke, the Senate sponsor of the bill. “Our military members are among the most well-trained people of our community and they should be able to carry a concealed firearm when they are off duty and off post.”

“This would be the most meaningful expansion of Second Amendment rights for law-abiding firearms owners in the past decade,” said CCL coalition member Laura Carno. “We thank the members of the Colorado State Senate, for this common sense legislation to expand the number of well-trained Coloradans who would be able to carry a concealed firearm.”

Senate Bill 16-144 passed the Colorado State Senate yesterday 21-14 with bi-partisan support. All of the Republican Senators voted yes, in addition to Senators Cheri Jahn, Leroy Garcia, and Mike Johnston.  Lizzie’s Law moves on to the House, where it will be assigned to a committee hearing. The House sponsor is Lang Sias. Coloradans for Civil Liberties will again encourage its members to attend and testify at that upcoming hearing.

“We trust them to defend our country. It’s time we trust them to defend themselves,” added Sen. Cooke.

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