Good basic general information here:
Thread: planning a trip to Colorado
Hey everybody! I currently live in NC where OC is perfectly legal w/o any type of permit. I do not have a CCW, CHP, etc. I am planning a trip to Loveland in a few weeks. I will be there for about a month for school. can I get help with a brief overview about y'alls state laws for OCing? this is a last minute trip and I have a ton of details to iron out before I leave. I really dont have much time to do some hardcore research about your laws. Thanks in advance!
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No open carry in Denver County. Legal everywhere else with usual exceptions that are far fewer than NC. Loaded, concealed car carry legal everywhere in the state--including Denver. Enjoy our state! IF you had a NC CCW it is recognized in CO.
thanks for everyone's advice. for some reason I can't open some of the links posted. (my internet here at the cabins is too slow). so I'm still not sure about the particulars about where I can't OC. is it possible for y'all to give me a list or something?
ie: bars, movies, parks, gov buildings.... stuff like that. were can I not carry?
You can't open carry:
Anywhere in Denver
On public transportation, loaded
In public buildings and property posted against open carry
In the state Capitol building
In private businesses that are posted.
You can carry in bars, churches, parks that aren't posted.
You can find the Colorado Revised Statutes online. Title 18, Article 12 is firearms law. There is no law that specifically permits open carry, although the State Constitution affirms the right to keep and bear arms.
Last edited by Dynamite Rabbit; 04-10-2011 at 09:26 AM.
wow! I think I love your state! thanks!
Certain counties have illegal bans against open carry. Montezuma county is one of them, but that is in the far SW corner.
Called my instructor. He told me the ban was not legal, but still had to be case tested. I am a single mother and could not afford to be the test case.
Passing that, most of us know that cops are the worst source of knowledge of law, speciffically firearm law.
Please understand I do not mean for this to sound as an attack, I still spend a great deal of time in Montezuma County, and if this is still the policy I will be sure to take it up myself with the local boys in blue.
I grew up there too...wonder if we know each other
My CCW instructor is the one who told me there was an illegal ban on the books...he suggested I push the issue, but as a single mother, I couldn't afford to be arrested and have my guns taken. I sure don't take your comments as an attack...I would like to have the proper code to cite when I comment on this, so I will take the time to get it if available!
Just spoke with the sherrif's office...there is NO LONGER a ban on Conceal carry in Montezuma county!