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Big Crowd Expected At Castle Rock’s ‘Open Carry’ Discussion

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Crowds of people are expected to show up at a town hall meeting Tuesday evening in Castle Rock to talk about changes to the towns open carry ordinance.

The council is considering getting rid of an ordinance that keeps people from openly carrying a firearm in some parts of town. The city ordinance has been in place for more than a decade. It doesn’t allow people to openly carry a firearm in town-owned facilities and parks.

Mayor Paul Donahue says the council has been considering changing the ordinance for several months. The council says it will likely come down to what residents want.

Tuesday will be the first formal consideration of a new ordinance to completely remove the current limits.

Donahue spoke to CBS4 about the debate.

“We really need to get the input from our residents to figure out what is appropriate and how far do our residents want us to go in limiting their rights,” Donahue said.

RELATED: Castle Rock Mayor: ‘We Can All Open Carry’ 

Some residents have already spoke out about the idea and say it’s just not necessary with current concealed weapon laws.

Tuesday night’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

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