Castle Rock City Council votes to allow open-carry of guns in public buildings, parks

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - It is now legal to open carry a firearm in public buildings and parks around Castle Rock.

The Castle Rock Town Council heard several hours of public comment for the second week in a row concerning the repeal of the firearm open-carry ban before its vote. Shortly before 11 p.m., council voted 4-3 to repeal the ban, The Denver Post reported.

"My point-of-view is to restore the constitutional rights to the people of Castle Rock," said Mayor Paul Donahue.

The three opposed were councilmen Clark Hammelman, Chip Wilson and Mark Heath. Wilson and Heath said the matter was too large and contentious for the seven-member body. 

"This should go out on a ballot vote," Heath said.

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