Because people delude themselves into thinking that death by crime in a city is trumped by the "higher" cause of keeping so many sheep comfortable. When in reality, IMO, since there is a greater likelihood a person's going to find violent crime in a city, then the need to have an armed citizenry is greater in town.Why is OC prohibited in Denver?
The only difference with Denver is that the city is allowed to ban OC city-wide without having to post it. State law requires cities to post areas where they wish to ban OC. Up in Fort Collins, most of the "Open Space" and "Natural Areas" are posted forbidding firearms (also flying kites and picking up sticks). No city besides Denver may have a city-wide ordinance banning OC without signs to notify the people.Not from CO was just wondering about it. Seen alot of posts saying OC was prohibited in Denver.
Are the cities/counties allowed to prohibit OC like here in MO?
Or are they just the peoples republic of Denver?:danceban:
They are two different things, in OR, like most places.I'm assuming you have a CHL? If so, you, like myself, can OC in said cities.
Did you not know? OR law is preempted for state license holders. CHL holders are exempted from local gun restrictions such as those in Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Oregon City, Salem, and Independence. Anyone with a CHL can legally OC in those cities.They are two different things, in OR, like most places.
One may openly carry anywhere, except for where it's been posted by a municipality, county or agency.
One may carry concealed only with a CHL, which generally exempts a person from statutes that otherwise disallow a person from carrying in a place. Same as in most states I'm aware of.
Yes, I know.
Xader ... tinkerin ...? Change of personality, is it? :tongue:I was just poking fun and didn't mean anything personal. Don't wanna become the final square in Miggy's Mod Bingo for September :twak:
Not quite. Judge Meyer was a District Court Judge when he made the 2004 decision. When it percolated up to the Colorado State Supreme Court, by then one of the justices was the person that argued the case for the state and recused. The 3-3 split in the State Supreme Court in 2006 left the Meyer decision standing.A CO State sumpreme court ruling in 2004 left our excellent premption law in shambles. They comprimised on OC and were told to leave CCW alone. Meyers was the judge (supreme court chief justice).
Have you read the assualt weapon laws in Denver?? It's really wacked-out!! They were required to go to a mag size limit to qualify a rifle as an assualt weapon. It's really confusing on purpose. Rumor is that they will try to confiscate your weapon and keep it. Make it so expensive to fight that you'll give up.Not quite. Judge Meyer was a District Court Judge when he made the 2004 decision. When it percolated up to the Colorado State Supreme Court, by then one of the justices was the person that argued the case for the state and recused. The 3-3 split in the State Supreme Court in 2006 left the Meyer decision standing.
The state "shall-issue" reforms enacted in 2003 included state pre-emption of local laws. Denver said "we get to keep our laws that differ from the state's" and so Denver and Colorado instantly sued each other. The result was the Meyer decision, which was a compromise execrated by both parties to the lawsuits.
The decision left the state's CC laws and carry of loaded handgun in vehicles (by anyone who can own a handgun) in place everywhere, including within Denver; Denver got to keep its firearm safety-lock law, some assault weapon nonsense, and prohibition of open carry.