CASTLE ROCK — It is now legal to open carry a firearm in public buildings and parks in Castle Rock.

The Castle Rock Town Council heard several hours of public comment on Tuesday concerning the repeal of the firearm open-carry ban before its vote of approval.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/n3hv37o ), Town Manager Mark Stevens favored repealing the ban. A majority of the police department and town staff were opposed to the repeal.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com