Colorado laws/Best city to live in
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    Smile Colorado laws/Best city to live in

    Hi all, I'm looking for firearm friendly places to move. I've lived in [upstate] New York my entire life and, although it's absolutely gorgeous here, the politics suck.

    I'm tentatively looking at Colorado Springs or Denver. From what I've heard it looks like Denver isn't as gun friendly as Springs. However, I have a few questions:

    1) What's the deal with CO reciprocacy? I have a resident unrestricted CCW for New York (NOT easy to get) and I have a non-resident CCW for the state of Pennsylvania.

    2) What about open carry? I've read in Denver it's illegal yet other places it is? Isn't it a state law?

    3) I've read (and correct me if I'm wrong) that you can open carry without a CO CCW license, but you can't carry concealed without a CO CCW?

    Thanks for the advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    (1) What's the deal with CO reciprocity? NY law prevents your NY license from being good in Colorado. If NY recognized CO permits, NY permits of NY residents would be recognized here.

    2) What about open carry? I've read in Denver it's illegal yet other places it is? Correct. Isn't it a state law? There is no state law prohibiting open carry; for complex reasons, Denver can prohibit open carry.

    3) ...you can open carry without a CO CCW license, but you can't carry concealed without a CO CCW? Yes.
    Another excellent feature of CO law is that loaded handgun carry for self-defense is legal in your vehicle without a permit anywhere in the state including Denver.

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    Thanks for the reply! So my next question is this... I've never been to Colorado, but I have family who lives in Denver. In my opinion the best place to live in Colorado would be Colorado Springs. Is Colorado Springs the best place (in terms of gun friendliness)? Are there any advantages or disadvantages such as the Open Carry legality issues (like in Denver)?
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    Basically anything outside off the city and county of denver. Denver had a couple complications, but a colorado ccw is recognized. Compared to what you are use to denver is a dream. A good reference for colorado is rocky mountain gun owners. Rmgo.org I think.

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    Open carry is legal, however is not that simple depending on certain cities you are in, like denver . A good reference is rocky mountain gun owners. RMGO.org. If you have any other q's just message me.

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    Sorry said that twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider-3 View Post
    Open carry is legal, however is not that simple depending on certain cities you are in, like denver . A good reference is rocky mountain gun owners. RMGO.org. If you have any other q's just message me.
    Respectfully, Denver city/county is the only place open carry is not simple. Everywhere else in Colorado falls under Colorado's preemption laws. Because of Colorado's preemption laws, outside of Denver there is no city/county that is any better than the other for fireams possession/carrying.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Lakewood, and aurora

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    It's pretty easy.... Stay out of Denver, but of course being from NY it might remind you of home.
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    Concealed carry with permit= okay everywhere.
    Open carry= okay everywhere except Denver.
    Carrying in your car is fine anywhere.

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