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Thread: Western Colorado Local town and city OC ordinances?

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    I'm new to this concept. I need info for my blog to share with others in Western Colorado and get people interested in OC.

    Can I carry openly? CONDITIONAL YES (Yes, but not in cities -- or specific areas within some cities -- which prohibit it. You must check with local authorities)


    29-11.7-104. Regulation - carrying - posting.


    A local government may enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law that prohibits the open carrying of a firearm in a building or specific area within the local government's jurisdiction. If a local government enacts an ordinance, regulation, or other law that prohibits the open carrying of a firearm in a building or specific area, the local government shall post signs at the public entrances to the building or specific area informing persons that the open carrying of firearms is prohibited in the building or specific area.




    So, does anyone know what if there are know what the status of ordinances is for towns and cities in Mesa County, I.e. Mack, Loma, Fruita, Grand Junction, and others? What about the mall and local stores? I have questions!


    I want to start OC myself but want to be legal in every aspect.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    There are a few Colorado cities with pre-2003 local ordinances concerning open carry. Several firearms related state statutes, including "shall-issue" concealed carry, were enacted in 2003. These statutes pre-empt local firearms laws including restrictions on open carry, with 2 exceptions. One is that a lawsuit between the state and Denver resulted in Denver keeping its existing general prohibition on open carry, an AWB, and safe storage ordinance. The other is thestate law you cited which allows local governments to prohibit open carry (not concealed) in specific public areas with all entrances so posted. (So Jefferson County may have an ordinance prohibiting open carry in its public parks, but the ordinance can't be successfully enforced because obviously all possible entrances to a large chunk of real estate can't be posted.) Use the search feature here on the forums to find this statute number and text, plus many past posts concerninglocal ordinances about which you inquired, although I don't recall any related to the West Slope.

    Of course the owners or managers of any private property can post signs prohibiting firearms, open or concealed.




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    I'm not aware of any such ordinances anywhere in Mesa Cty. That doesn't mean they're not on the books, butI doubt it.

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