Sep 152017
 

Concealed Carry Restrictions

The License is for Concealed Carry

There are some confusing signs in the Pueblo area that restrict your right to carry a concealed weapon. Some of the signs are on public or county properties and they are very visible. The first one that we have all seen says The Open Carrying of Firearms Or Deadly Weapons Within This Building Is Prohibited”   this sign is straightforward. You can not carry a gun that is exposed (open carry) like the cowboys did in the old days in this building. Concealed Carry is fine but it has to be concealed. The Confusing part of this sign is when it shows up somewhere that you can’t carry at all, like the 10th judicial court building where they have metal detectors and sheriff officers guarding the entrance.

Concealed Carry is allowed not open carryConcealed Carry Sign Pueblo West Library

The next one is a little tricky and people have told me that is says something different than it actually does. “Bringing in concealed weapons that are not legally licensed and permitted, or openly displaying a weapon except by law enforcement officials is prohibited”  this sign has two parts separated by a comma. The first part says you can’t bring a concealed weapon in unless it is licensed or permitted. The second part says no open carry except by law enforcement. These type of  Concealed Carry restrictions or notices are common. The problem ensues when a person doesn’t read the entire sign and really dissect what the meaning or intent is from the sign.

Remember it is your responsibility as a licensed concealed carry individual to know and understand all the restricted areas that you encounter in your normal travels around town,  restrictions apply but are not limited to, the Jail, Post Office, Court, Schools, Airports,Public Transportation(Bus),Colorado State Fair Grounds, and any place that has a metal detector or a sign posted with some restrictions.

Pueblo City Ordinance 11-1-601

 

The Pueblo City Ordinance  11-1-601 is very clear on the subject. It defines all the things you should not do and then tells you what you can do. Things like knife blade lengths and stun guns are discussed. If you live in the Pueblo area you should read this ordinance so that you are informed.

Restricted Concealed Carry Pueblo Colorado

Pueblo City Ord 11-1-601

 

 

Bank signs vary from location to location. One of the things that always comes up is the fact that no gun signs in Colorado have no force of law. What that means is that Colorado, unlike some other states, has some very weak language in their sign law.  So it has been said that in these locations all that can happen to you if caught with a firearm is to be asked to leave. If you refused you may be able to be charged with trespassing.  Timothy J. Priebe, Esq. an attorney in Colorado has written a paper called Should I Stay Or Should I Go where he discusses this issue. You should read and understand this document.

Bank Sign TexasThis sign is on one of the local banks in downtown Pueblo, Colorado it is totally bogus. This sign is the Texas Law 30-06 and these laws do not exist in Colorado. This bank just thinks most people will follow whatever sign they post or that gun owners are sheep.

 

As always none of this is legal advice. I advocate being informed and follow the law. To follow the law you must understand the difference between coffee table chat and knowledge. My class has new information in it all the time. If you are a concealed carry permit holder and you are up for renewal you would be wise to get some updated information so that you can make good decisions for you and your family.

 

 

 

This is a great reference book that everyone should have in their library.

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Nov 242013
 

Concealed Carry USPS

Concealed Carry Not Allowed in Federal Facilities

The federal government prohibits firearms in federal facilities (which includes post offices, IRS offices, etc.).
Violating this prohibition may result in federal charges, and imprisonment up to a year.
However, this prohibition does not extend to post office parking lots. In July of 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ruled that the previously enforced USPS regulation that extended a ban on firearms to USPS parking lots, was not constitutional.

The term “Federal Facility” means a building or part thereof owned or leased by the Federal Government, where Federal employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties.
This would include federal court houses, IRS offices, Post Offices, Ranger Stations and other buildings in Federal Parks, etc.

Concealed Carry

This is great news for most of us that have been trying to comply with a law that was very unreasonable. Remember that Concealed Carry is NOT PERMITTED in the Post Office and other Federal Facilities.

Remember that as a Concealed Carry Permit holder it is your obligation and responsibility to keep up to date on the Concealed Carry laws for your state, and the Concealed Carry laws of any state you might travel to with your firearm.

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Apr 142013
 

Concealed Carry USCCA Affiliate Instructor

USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals

Rick has become an affiliate instructor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). The new program was offered to 100 instructors around the country and Rick took advantage of this great program for concealed carry training.  The program focus is on developing a personal and home protection plan, self-defense firearm basics, shooting fundamentals, the legal use of force, violent encounters and their aftermath, gear and gadgets,and basic and advanced skills. The program textbook is written by Michael Martin whose credits include Firefighter/EMT, NRA Instructor, graduate of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Master Instructors Course, and VP of Delta Media the parent company of the United States Concealed Carry Association.

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals-

is a great course for concealed carry training.  Rob Pincus, Owner and Director of I.C.E. Training Company said ” Michael Martin is one of the most creative communicators in the firearms industry.  This book is a must read for anyone with a defensive firearm”. The book is available through Rick at a reduced price of $22.00. One of the new features of the program is the offering of the Concealed Carry Magazine without being a member. This is one of the greatest publications for concealed carry and is not available on any newsstand for sale. You can now purchase a subscription to the magazine without being a member.

Rick is taking reservations for people who would like to attend this class.  Class will be $125. for the 6 hour class and will include the book and a complimentary copy of Concealed Carry Magazine.

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Jan 132013
 

Concealed Carry Pueblo ColoradoRecently I have been asked to do concealed carry classes at business locations and other venues for larger groups of people. Concealed Carry training has become a popular thing to do with all the talk of new gun regulations and possible restrictions to your second amendment rights. I recently did one of these events on a Friday night, the location was perfect and it was a great event. When you have a larger group of people you can have some tremendous discussions on many of the concealed carry topics. Both male and female participants are welcome in these concealed carry classes as well as many age groups.

Concealed Carry Requirements

21 years of age
not been convicted of a felony;
not been convicted of any crime of violence;
not been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol;
not been convicted of any offenses involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent

Concealed Carry Class

This is a fun fact filled class that everyone enjoys and needs.  Many people take the class who never intend to get a concealed carry permit.  Schedule your training on an individual or group basis today.

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Dec 122012
 
Concealed Carry With PermitBack in July, I published a story Restricted Concealed Carry Pueblo Colorado and in that article I stated that Concealed Carry was restricted on public transportation, specifically bus transportation.

Gary from handgunlaw.us recently asked me:

Rick, I am the Co-Owner of www.handgunlaw.us and Reading your site you posted back on Jul 18 about concealed carry and No Open Carry Signs. You stated the places that those with a permit/license to carry can not carry and you stated Public Transportation (Bus). I can’t find this in state law or the Admin Rules. Can you tell me where this is in CO Law/Regs as I don’t have that listed as a place off limits for Colorado. Any assistance you can give Handgunlaw.us in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Stay safe, Gary Slider

I started to look through outlines from all the education courses I attended, but was unable to locate any citations as to where one might find this information. I looked through the Colorado Revised Statutes and could not find the spot where concealed carry on public transportation was discussed. Today I called the RTD Regional Transportation District in Denver and asked the question of the customer service rep named Mark who took my call. I explained what I wanted to know and we looked together through website information to no avail. Mark then took all my information and said someone would get back to me. About an hour later I received a phone call from a Detective and a Captain with the RTD, and they proceeded to tell me exactly what I wanted to know. The statute is listed below and the key to the whole cite is “without legal authority”. As Concealed Carry Permit holders, we have legal authority as granted with our Concealed Carry Permits. I will be checking with several other cities, including Colorado Springs and Pueblo, to see if there are any notices posted on the transportation in those jurisdictions.

Concealed Carry Rules and Regulations

Remember that I teach information that I believe to be factual, and if anything, I lean on the cautious side. I have always stated to all my students that we can all learn, none of us know everything, but it is always ultimately your responsibility to check for yourself.

Concealed Carry information can hide in places like this…

C.R.S. 18-9-118
COLORADO REVISED STATUTES
*** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed
at the Second Regular and First Extraordinary Sessions
of the Sixty-Eighth General Assembly of the State of Colorado 2012
and Constitutional and Statutory amendments approved at the General Election on November 6, 2012 ***
TITLE 18. CRIMINAL CODE
ARTICLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, ORDER, AND DECENCY
PART 1. PUBLIC PEACE AND ORDER
C.R.S. 18-9-118 (2012)
18-9-118. Firearms, explosives, or incendiary devices in facilities of public transportation A person commits a class 6 felony if, without legal authority, he has any loaded firearm or explosive or incendiary device, as defined in section 9-7-103, C.R.S., in his possession in, or carries, brings, or causes to be carried or brought any of such items into, any facility of public transportation, as defined in section 18-9-115 (4).HISTORY: Source:. L. 77: Entire section added, p. 976, § 7, effective June 29.L. 89: Entire section amended, p. 841, § 89, effective July 1.C.R.S. 18-9-118
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Mar 252012
 

Concealed Carry Questions and Answers

Many people have asked questions about concealed carry gun issues  for the state of Colorado. While I have answered these concealed carry questions many times it is always important to go over these issues again and again, because some people have not asked or do not remember the issues.

Concealed Carry

means concealed not open as in open carry. Open Carry is an issue by itself and as a 2nd amendment lover I think Open Carry is a great right, but not a real smart thing to do. We all know people who think it is a statement for 2nd amendment rights but to be frank it makes you a target. Open Carry gets the public nervous and without retention training someone is liable to take your shiny gun and use it on you.

Concealed Carry Issues

have been the same for many years. Many of the common Concealed Carry questions are answered in this short informative document

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map

Frequently Asked Concealed Carry Questions and answers

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