Listing of Colorado Firearm/Self-Defense Laws/Statutes (click Here to research the C.R.S.)


Colorado Deadly Force Laws

  • C.R.S. 18-1-702. Choice of evils.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-703. Use of physical force – special relationships.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-704. Use of physical force in defense of a person.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-704.5. Use of deadly physical force against an intruder.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-705. Use of physical force in defense of premises.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-706. Use of physical force in defense of property.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-707. Use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape.
  • C.R.S. 18-1-708. Duress.


Colorado Gun Laws

  • C.R.S. 18-12-101 (Definitions.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-102 (Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon-affirmative defense.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-103 (Possession of a defaced firearm.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-103.5 (Defaced firearms-contraband-destruction.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-104 (Defacing a firearm.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105 (Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon-unlawful possession of weapons.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.5 (Unlawfully carrying a weapon-unlawful possession of weapons-school, college, or university grounds.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.6 (Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-106 (Prohibited use of weapons.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-106.5 (Use of stun guns.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-107 (Penalty for second offense.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-107.5 (Illegal discharge of a firearm-penalty.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-108 (Possession of weapons by previous offenders.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-108.5 (Possession of weapons by juveniles-prohibited-exceptions-penalties.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-108.7 (Unlawfully providing or permitting a juvenile to possess a handgun-penalty-unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile-penalty.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-109 (Possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices-possession of components thereof- chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons-persons exempt-hoaxes.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-110 (Forfeiture of firearms.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-111 (Unlawful purchase of firearms.)
  • C.R.S. 33-6-125 (Possession of loaded firearm in a motor vehicle
  • 33-14-117(Hunting, carrying weapons on snowmobiles-prohibitions)


Colorado Concealed Carry Laws

  • C.R.S. 18-12-201 (Legislative declaration.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-202 (Definitions.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-203 (Criteria for obtaining a permit.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-204 (Permit contents-validity-carrying requirements.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-205 (Sheriff-application-procedure-background check.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-206 (Sheriff-issuance or denial of permits-report.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-207 (Judicial review-permit denial-permit suspension-permit revocation.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-208 (Colorado bureau of investigation-duties.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-209 (Issuance by sheriffs of temporary emergency permits.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-210 (Maintenance of permit-address change-invalidity of permit.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-211 (Renewal of permits.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-212 (Exemption.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-213 (Reciprocity.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-214 (Authority granted by permit-carrying restrictions.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-215 (Immunity.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-216 (Permits issued prior to the effective date of this part 2.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.6 (Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-101 (Legislative declaration.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-102 (Firearms database-prohibited.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-103 (Regulation-type of firearm-prohibited.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-104 (Regulation-carrying-posting.)


Federal Law regarding current and retired peace officers carry concealed in all states.


Colorado Hunting Laws


Colorado Knife Laws