Received my notification from the City and County of Denver that my application for a CCW permit was approved. Next step is to visit the Police Department and pick up my credentials.
The process was an interesting one. Colorado requires you take a class (instructor must be certified), pass a background check, and pay a fee ($152.50!). Really enjoyed the class I took. Instructor was a former Jefferson County Sherriff Deputy, and taught me a lot more than I thought I would learn. I would highly recommend using Joe, if you plan on taking such a course. The process at the Police station was a little challenging, as my fingers don't like being fingerprinted.
My permit is good for 5 years, at which point I pay a lower fee to get reissued.
Nice to know that I have the option of carrying in situations that would make my family feel safer. Ever since the shooting at the Batman movie a few years ago, the fetching Mrs. P has been uncomfortable at movie theaters. She was actually the one who pushed for me to get my permit.
Not sure how often I'll actually carry one of my guns, but I'm glad that I live in a State that still believes in the Constitution, and respects my Second Amendment right. I may carry frequently, I may not.
Isn't it nice to have the option?