Thread: New to CO, not to OC :)
Hey guys! I just moved here from CA and DAMN this state rocks compared to there!
In any event I do plan on geting a CCW in the next month or so when I can afford the associated costs, but until then
I'd love to continue my habit of OC. I've been reviewing the laws (similar to CA) and just want to make sure I have them correct:
Loaded open carry is completely legal (you have to be unloaded in CA)?
1000' school zone applies, but what is a school? Is it public schools only, or private as well? if anyone has a legal def. on this it would be REALLY appreciated.
No federal buildings, post office, etc.
Can't carry anywhere that has a sign posted at every entrance.
Now I'm in Longmont, and I've seen some postings in reference to them banning OC in local parks? Is this correct?
Has anyone had experience with LEOs in Longmont with regards to OC?
Thank you anyone who can help, and I'm so glad to be out of CA!!!
Thank you for the info.
CA strongly enforced the gun safe school zone laws, that's why I'm weary on that issue. Now granted, CA is WAAAYY more unfriendly towards guns in general let alone OC than colorado is.
So to be sure on this, the school has to be K-12 and nothing in between? Day care and preschool doesn't count? Public or private however. And rarely enforced?
I did see the sticky, I think I'll attend that public meeting on tuesday
California has its own, state-level GFSZ law, and that's the one which gets so zealously enforced. Colorado, in contrast has no state-level law, leaving the federal one as it. And I note that since US v. Lopez ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Lopez ), the federal statute has not been enforced a single time; I worry about it as much as I worry about the Alien & Sedition Acts still on the books from 1798.
Boulder isn't the friendliest city in the world in terms of attitude towards firearms, but Longmont is a fine place for it. I never had a problem there myself! Just keep your eyes open for those signs and carry everywhere you don't see them!
There has been arguement that the CO constitution combines with a CO ID (to prove residency) is all that is needed to be "licensed by the state" for OC pertaining to the Fed GFS zones.
Longmont has an ordinance (13.20.020 - Park Regulations) that reads as follows:
A. Within the areas set forth in section 13.20.010 (a list of all parks and city-owned open spaces), except as otherwise set forth in this chapter, it is unlawful to:
8. Knowingly possess a firearm of any description, or air rifle, spring-gun, bow and arrow, sling paintball gun, or any other weapon potentially inimical to wildlife or dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges, or any kind of trapping device, except in areas designated for one of these purposes
The city attorney claims that the city has the power to prohibit open-carry, specifically (even though not all these areas are posted), and is ambiguous on the city having the power to regulate carry of ANY weapon. I think you're fine concealed-carrying. I've never heard of anyone having a run-in with the Longmont police.
Welcome to the boards forge.
Where did you move from? I'm a SoCal escapee.
It's not polite to point and laugh.
Thanks for all the info guys!!
I OCed all day on wednes and got a couple looks but had no problems.
A cop even saw me and kept driving.. In CA I woulda got stopped for sure!
In other words- unless you are conducting a inter-State firearms sale while within 1000' of a school- you're fine.
We just proved You don't need a Defense from the Federal Law
unless you're contracting with interstate agents in a state-to-state firearms transfer in public while within 1000' of a school