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No firearms at the Colorado Capitol for Jill Biden's visit

Marianne Goodland - Colorado Politics | Published on 5/3/2023
Guns have been banned for the public at the state Capitol since a gunman tried to enter the office of Gov. Bill Ritter in 2007. But not for everyone.

Lawmakers were not included in that 2007 change that permanently brought in metal detectors. That's because of a state law, as defined in CRS 18-12-105, carves out an exception for those with "legal authority," and that's been interpreted to include lawmakers.