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Denver councilwoman blasts colleagues on concealed carry ban in parks: ‘There is blood on their hand

Sherrie Peif - Complete Colorado | Published on 7/17/2022
DENVER — One of the most progressive members of the Denver City Council told fellow council members on Monday that any death caused from enforcement of a new ban on licensed concealed carry of guns in Denver’s parks would be their fault.

“I’m really disappointed in my colleagues today,” Candi CdeBaca said after the council voted 9-3 to ban concealed carry, with small exceptions, in city and county owned or leased buildings and in city parks. CdeBaca said a concealed carry ban in parks opens the doors to justify excessive use of force. “When the first case happens, I hope that everyone on this dias knows there is blood on their hands.”