Local Colorado Municipal Building Signs
I went to pay my water bill in person today and found that the building had a sign that read
" The carring of firearms in city owned building is prohibitied my municipal code 9.04.165 and will result in a $1,000 fine and/or 1 year jail sentence"
The muni code states:
9.04.165 Open carry of firearms.
It is unlawful for any person, except law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties, to openly carry a firearm in any Town-owned or -operated building, or on any Town-owned or -operated park, recreation area or property upon which the Town Manager has directed to be posted a notification that the carrying of firearms is prohibited. (Ord. 2003-41 §1, 2003)
It has no mention of CCW, permits, or state preemption law. So I call the SO that issued my permit and the issuing deputy (non-LEO, just wears a uniform no badge) said that the public city buildings and "small city" can make its own rules because of home rule law. This is totally in violation of Meyers Vs the City of Denver, 2004.
The sign on the door is the mis-leading portion, the City of Denver is allowed to selectively prohibit "open carry" if correctly marked. I didn't think these little "wantta be" cities were allowed "home rule" status.