Do not enforce

Frequently you’ll hear people who argue against common sense gun laws (which some refer to as ‘control’) by saying “just enforce the laws already on the books!”

But during a recent protest in Boulder, police simply did not enforce open carry restrictions that were being flaunted by gun rights activists and professional protestors.

And city officials, including police say they have a good reason for looking the other way.

A police statement from city attorney Tom Carr said that “to avoid conflict during protests, the police sometimes make a tactical decision not to enforce a particular law if enforcement would create more conflict.”

Boulder police say they made a decision to not enforce the city’s open carry restrictions during a recent protest because they apparently worried about things escalating and the possibility of gunfights.

A police statement from city attorney Tom Carr said that “to avoid conflict during protests, the police sometimes make a tactical decision not to enforce a particular law if enforcement would create more conflict.”

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