Denver officials braced for an onslaught of permit applicants under new state concealed weapons legislation, but only 23 people applied in the first two days, the Denver Post reports. The law requires county authorities to give gun carry permits to citizens who are at least 21 years old and pass both a criminal background check and a handgun training course. It prohibits concealed weapons in elementary and secondary schools.
Denver expects to challenge the law in court this week “to preserve as much legal authority as we can as a municipality,” said a lawyer for the city. Denver had local laws for many years that outlawed concealed weapons.