“Chronically and Habitually Use Alcoholic Beverages”
Colorado Revised Statues Section 18-12-203(1)(e)(I) provides that individuals who “chronically and habitually use alcoholic beverages to the extent that the applicant's normal faculties are impaired” can be denied a concealed carry permit. You’ll fall within this harsh definition if you have two or more DUI or DWAI convictions within the ten-year period immediately preceding the date on which your permit application is submitted (C.R.S. 18-12-202(3)(b)).
If you already have a concealed carry permit and then get a second DUI conviction, the county sheriff who issued it can take it away. If the sheriff has a reasonable belief that you “no longer meet” the criteria for issuance of a permit – and a second DUI conviction within 10 years of your application means you don’t – he or she can revoke your concealed carry permit for an extended period of time at the sheriff’s discretion. (C.R.S. 18-12-203(3)(b))
If you’ve stayed sober for three years after your second DUI conviction and you obtain an affidavit from an alcohol addiction counselor that you are a recovering alcoholic, you may be able to get your concealed carry rights restored, but it is far from guaranteed.
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