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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Dec 282010
 

If the 3 rules of safety were always followed there would be no accidents with guns. Just take any accident report in the news or media and apply the 3 major rules and see if you can find a scenario where that is not true.

  1. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
  3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

If these rules were always followed there would be no gun accidents. Gun Safety is an attitude….you should have one.!!

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Mar 062011
 

 

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NRA Basic Pistol class is one the most popular NRA Courses.

 

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a
pistol safely.”

 

 

 

 

Description

This course is at least 8-hours long
and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers
and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe
gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting
fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position,
and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and
continued opportunities for skill development. Students
will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting
handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA
Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol
Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.


Prerequisites

You must be legal in the state of Colorado to be in
possession of a handgun.It is recommended that you
bring your own handgun. We will also have guns available
for your use.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire
exercise and a course certificate upon successful
completion of the lessons. Students will receive a
“Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration
of firing a qualifying “group”. There is a short written
test on the lesson material at the end of the
course.

Concealed Carry Colorado

Students will receive a certificate qualifying
them to apply for a concealed carry permit in the
state of Colorado.

******Check the training schedule for dates of these
classes. Saturday March 19th will be the next class.

 

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Feb 272011
 

legal scales

Great class today at Pueblo Municipal Shooters. If you have never experienced a class put on by Patrick Watts you are missing a treat. His criminal code and concealed carry laws of Colorado class is one you will want to attend. Patrick is a retired Deputy Sheriff from Arizona and as such has trained close to 5000 people in his 32 year law enforcement stint in Arizona. He is an NRA Certified Police Firearm Instructor, a Arizona Post Certified Police Firearms Instructor, a Arizona Department of Public Safety Certified CCW Instructor,and a Bondurant Certified High Speed /Pursuit Driving Instructor just to name a few. The class is raw and real. Some of the stories he tells and the verbage used are just to good to be true. You definitely will come away with some information that you need to know.

One of the things I preach to my students is that every individual that carries a concealed handgun needs to know the rules. It is each individuals responsibility to be sure what they are doing is within the law and with that knowledge be more articulate about these issues and be better able to explain ones actions should that time ever come.

Pueblo Municipal Shooters holds this class about once every 3 months. I will keep you posted on my training schedule when it is coming up again. At $15 its a steal and a lot of information for the buck.

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Mar 132011
 
Bad Guy

Bad Guy

While standing in line at the grocery store today I overheard a lady telling the clerk that she wished she had shot the two bad guys that were stealing her stereo out of her car the other night.

Whats wrong with that statement????

Well, let’s look at the facts…..is any one’s life in danger?  Was anybody threatened with grave bodily harm.??..I  don’t think so. Let’s look at the statute.

Colorado  18-1-706        Use of Physical Force in Defense of Property
A person is justified in using reasonable and appropriate physical force upon another person when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent what he reasonably believes to be an attempt by the other person to commit theft, criminal mischief, or criminal tampering involving property, but he may use deadly physical force under these circumstances only in defense of himself or another as described in section 18-1-704.

Basically, if you shoot someone for a crime against property you are the criminal. Remember you can only use deadly force in defense of a life.

NONE OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS LEGAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED ATTORNEY BEFORE RELYING UPON THE ABOVE INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.

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Mar 202011
 

American Legion EmblemGreat class at the American Legion Post# 2 yesterday. The class was made up of more girls than guys and we had a great time. Many had never shot or handled a gun before and we fixed that by the end of the day. Everybody took to it like ducks to water. The NRA has a great way of leading you through the material so that you get all you need to know. The Course includes Pistol knowledge and Safe Gun Handling, Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting Scoring Targets and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol. Its a great day of information and training so that you can be comfortable and smart about handling pistols in your life. The American Legion Post #2 has a fine facility for our program and all our class proceeds go to their Young Guns program, which is an air rifle shooting program for school age kids. Anyone interested in the kids program can contact me for the information.  This Particular class satisfies the training requirement for a concealed carry permit in the State of Colorado.

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