A snafu in a gun buy back and anti-violence rally set for Saturday at City Park has forced organizers to postpone the event.
Denver park officials said organizers obtained a permit for the anti-violence part of their program. But the city forbids firearms in any park.
"It's one of our rules," said Kevin Patterson, Denver's manager of parks and recreation.
Alvertis Simmons, an event organizer, said the rally was the subject of media reports and that he explicity told city officials it would include a gun buy back program. Organizers were offering gun owners $50 in exchange for each firearm.
But, Simmons said, no one from the city told him it would be illegal to hold the gun buy back at the park until Friday.
Simmons and organizers have decided to postpone the rally until Dec. 27, when it will be held at the New Covenant Christian Church, 825 Ivanhoe St.
Rocky Mountain News