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Whether you’re for or against open carry in town owned parks and buildings in Castle Rock, you can’t afford to miss the Joe America Show on Douglas County Radio airing on Monday July 14, 2014 from 7 AM to 8 AM. City councilman and Mayor Paul Donahue will be joining Joe America & Dan to discuss in great detail the special election that will be held in August, the two provisions and how your vote could contribute to either the allowance or ban of open carry in town owned parks and property.
As approved on first reading, the charter amendment question would read:
SHALL THE TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK HOME RULE CHARTER BE AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION I-5 TO READ AS FOLLOWS?
“Section I-5. Constitutional Rights.
Any restriction or limitation on the rights of citizens to keep and bear firearms enacted by the Town Council shall require the approval of the registered electors as a referred measure under Section 15-4 of this Charter. This Section shall govern and control over Articles II and VII or any other conflicting provision of this Charter. This Section shall not apply to Town Council action which makes unlawful the discharge or brandishing of firearms.”
The second question challenges Castle Rock Council’s repeal of an ordinance giving the Town Manager authority to restrict the open carry of firearms in town-owned buildings and parks.
What does this mean for you and regardless of your stance, this is a critical election and it’s important you fully understand the questions and what they mean if passed or not.
HOW TO LISTEN
You can learn more about the ballot measures and read both questions here: www.CRgov.com/opencarry.
Residents who need to register can contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (303) 660 – 1367, or visit govotecolorado.com.