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Be Aware, Denver can Preempt State Firearms Law

Discussion in 'Legal' started by mountainclmbr, Jun 10, 2006.

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  1. mountainclmbr

    mountainclmbr Member

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    Looks like Denver is a dangerous place for gun owners. The state supreme court had a split decision where Denver ignored state law prohibiting cities from preempting state laws.

    See the link for Rocky Mountain Gun Owners which has some explanation and links to the text of the decision:

    http://www.rmgo.org/stern1.shtml
     
  2. Desertdog

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    How are the judges selected?
    Are they voted on to be there, or can they be voted out. If yes it is obvious what is needed when the names of the three that were for Denver Exemption are on the ballot next time.
     
  3. mountainclmbr

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    I believe the judges are appointed. The old Denver mayor, the leftist Mayor Wellington Webb, stated that the Denver law prohibiting posession of guns in cars was to crack down on gang crime and not to arrest the law-abiding NRA member taking a gun hunting or to the range. But, of course, the law abiding do seem to be who they were after. The gangs have not seen crackdowns, but law-abiding citizens are arrested, their vehicles auctioned, and they must spend loads of money to clear themselves. I know of no one who got their vehicle back or got compensation even after being cleared. This ruling means that it will likely be more of the same.
     
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    Part 1

    I wrote the following letter to the Denver leaders because as a Denver resident this concerns me very much. I understand that they will be deciding soon what if anything to enforce. Currently the books say that assault weapons and hi capacity mags are illegal misdemeanors.

     
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    Part 2 continued from above

     
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    It was a three-three tie because one of the Justices recused himself because he was formerly the attorney which argued the case for the state.

    Bummer.

    Integrity sucks.

    Rick
     
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    What really sucks is leaders who take the oath to uphold the constitution and then refuse to follow their oath.
     
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    I'm visiting family in the Denver area right now. I heard the city had some strange laws so I left the AK and AR at home. But this decision doesn't affect the CO CCW law, does it? I'm currently carrying my S&W M296 up here with my OK CCW card in my wallet. Hopefully nobody is going to take me away in a squad car!!

    Gregg
     
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    Gregg,
    Provided your license is recognized you won't have a problem with your CCW.

    www.packing.org for reference on who recognized which license.

    Ryan
     
  10. Moonchigger

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    well crap, I'm moving to Denver within the month to go to University of Denver College of Law starting in the fall. All this time I thought Colorado was just kind of like Texas but wiht mountains, guess not.

    I'm also planning on getting my first ccw, we shall see how that goes...
     
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    Denver has kinda gone nuts with the local ordinances. No pit bulls, an assault weapon and hi cap ban, etc.

    Just move outside Denver, in the south.

    BTW, I am an alum from DU law. I DON"T recommend it and I"m not alone. PM me and I'll tell you why if you're interested.
     
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    District Decision was rather split also...

    As I read it, he allowed some of the state issues, like park carry with CCW, and CCW itself. But, did uphold the city assault ban, etc.
    Packing.org has the differences posted as of last October. Typical half on, half off type of deal. They always have to make it way more complicated than necessary. But, as a Denver judge, could you expect anything else?
    And, the Colorado Supreme Court left the waters muddied. Typical for lawyers, as I see it.
    -HowardC
     
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    Denver is a rogue city, looking for people to make criminals and completely ignoring "the will of the people." When it comes to guns, Denver cries "home rule." When it comes to marijuana, Denver cries "state law says it's still illegal!"

    Nonsense.
     
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    Since Denver is so much in love with "Home Rule", then the city SHOULD NOT GET ANY FED OR STATE MONEY...

    Let them live or die with "Home Rule"...:evil:
     
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    What if I CCW in Denver with valid CO permit with my Para Ordnance P12.45 which has a 12 rd magazine?
     
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