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    Boulder County Buildings

    "Interesting point I went to Planet Boulder to get my motorcycle registration renewed yesterday and found a new sign on the county building door...NO OPEN CARRY. Once the sign said no guns, then the sign went away, and now it's no open carry. As I said, interesting." -Michael Bane

    Would anyone care to comment on the legality of this? It seems to me that, being a public building, they can either completely outlaw guns by posting signs and having a metal detector at each entrance or they can allow anyone to carry as they see fit in accordance to State law.

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    I think they look at the cost of installing a metal detector, employing security, and installing lock boxes for firearms, and just say "forget that, it's too expensive!" I hope that one day we can get all the illegal signs down, and just stick with the law. I hate that state parks, open spaces, and government buildings try to mislead the public and gun owners/carriers with their postings.

    Oh, my understanding is that local governments can regulate method of carry, necessitating a CCW if one wants to carry in that building. Maybe we can get Constitutional carry passed and be done with it.
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    Colorado Code 29-11.7-104 States, that:

    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.

    Source: L. 2003: Entire Article added, p. 653, 2, Effective March 18.

    Bouder City has such a Prohibition under Bouder City Code 5-8-15, but such Prohibition, by its Own Terms, can not Apply to or Effect Concealed Carry, as such Concealed Carry Law Authorizes Concealed Carry ANYWHERE in Colorado, except; the Following Places: 1. Any Place Off-Limits under Federal Law 18 U.S.C. 930, 2. Any Property Owned by or Leased to, or where Real Improvements are there upon, any Public Elementary, Public Middle, Public Junior. High, or Public High School, 3. Any Public Building that has Implemented Security Features beyond The Mere Posing of a Sign, or 4. A Private Property Owner from Exercising His or Her Right to Private Property Governance.

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    ***Bouder City Code 5-8, has SEVERAL Code Sections that are UNENFORCEABLE under Colorados' State-wide Firearms Preemption Law, 29-11.7-101, and thus, can be Ignored, but, Unfortuantely, Bouder City Code 5-8-15 is NEITHER Illegal NOR Preempted.***
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    Quote Originally Posted by aadvark View Post
    A Local Government may Enact an Ordinance
    Right...

    Does Boulder have such an ordinance? I am SURE they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadvark View Post
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    Colorado Code 29-11.7-104
    Howdy Aardvark!
    I was gonna say that, but you beat me to the draw! Well done pard!
    You covered the bases nicely in your reply. Tip of the hat to ya!

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