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Gun laws in Denver

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Itkouls, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Itkouls

    Itkouls New Member

    Greetings to everyone, a new member here, looking for info on Denver gun laws.

    I've been unsuccessfully trying to get clarification on Denver Metro AWB, so maybe folks here can help out.

    I currently live in Arizona, a novice shooter, a proud owner of a brand new Colt AR6250 and a S&W M&P40. A CCW permit is on it's way (hopefully)to my mailbox from DPS.

    I'm planning to move to Colorado some time this year, but the issue now will my weapons be illegal in Denver metro? Can I carry concealed (with a permit) in Denver? How about AR15 possession at home/vehicle?

    I know state of Colorado is gun-friendly, unlike Denver municipality which has some restrictive gun laws.I was considering also Denver suburbs, like Thornton, Arvada, Lafoyette, etc., but I read somewhere that it's quite restrictive there as well.

    If anyone can help out, I'd really appreciate it.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Sorry to hear your leaving Arizona. Compared to Arizona, Colorado is nothing like this state with regard to guns. I've never lived in a state that requires a carry permit, doesn't allow you to carry open, or dictates what municipalities you can carry in. In my opinion, that state is very restrictive compared to Az..
    Good luck!
  3. s9601694

    s9601694 Well-Known Member

    The further away from Denver the better. I live in Longmont (boulder county) and things are fine here. Saw someone open carry in Walmart a few weeks ago. The Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is a great advocate for our rights (look him up on FB)! If I ever move I'm moving to Larimer!
  4. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Denver the state laws trumped local laws. State laws were very good allowing carry everywhere except government buildings and schools. Open carry was legal bit generally frowned upon. Laws may have changed since I moved a few years ago though.

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  5. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    as long as you are not in Denver city proper there is no issue at all. for now. Besides, do you really want DeGette as your rep?

    conceal carry: NO signs do not have force of law. Shall issue. Again Denver proper only takes applications on the 5th Tuesday on each month so avoid living there.
  6. thefish

    thefish Well-Known Member

  7. mokin

    mokin Well-Known Member

    Welcome to THR and Colorado!

    We can use all the pro 2A types we can get. I don't know too much about the specifics of carry law in Denver but west of I-25 things seem fairly relaxed.

    Here is a link for the state assembly I found useful:


    Be sure to contact your state reps early and often. The opinion of the Denver metro area impacts the whole state.
  8. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

  9. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    i thought Colorado state law trumped denver muni ordcs.
  10. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    Denver won a lawsuit against the state of Colorado, so state law trumps every municipality in Colorado except for Denver city/county.
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    So can a Colorado CCW carry conceal in Denver or does Denver law trump the state law i this regard?
  12. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    Did you bother to read the Denver code I posted?


  13. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    well heck, what are the Denver restrictions? seems if you have a valid permit on your person you can go about your business in Denver without fear from the government...
  14. NavyLCDR

    NavyLCDR member

    I think there is an assault weapons ban in Denver, and no open carry. Open carry is legal in the rest of the state without any permit required.
  15. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    Ok, so no ak-47s for residents of denver and no open carry of any kind. Got it.

    When i hit the lotto i will move to a suburb there of instead....or maybe aspen.
  16. C.F. Plinker

    C.F. Plinker Well-Known Member

    If you use the Denver Municipal Code link above and go to the Misc section (26 or 27 IIRC) you will find the assault rifle ban section. It basically defines an assault rifle as any Center Fire semi-automatic rifle with a magazine holding more than 20 rounds. The paragraphs that are reserved are hold-overs from an earlier ordinance where they listed specific models of rifles that were banned.
  17. s9601694

    s9601694 Well-Known Member

    :confused::confused: you think you can find a cheaper house or cost of living in Denver than in anywhere north of Denver?

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