This video concerns the press conference when 54 out of 64 Colorado Sheriffs Filed a Lawsuit Against Colorado’s New Anti-Gun Law.
The Colorado Legislature passed two laws, set to take effect July 1 which limit the size of the of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and expand background checks to private and online firearm sales. The Colorado sheriffs are hoping to have the new restrictions invalidated because they believe they violate the Second Amendment.
Sheriffs from 54 of the state’s 64 counties are involved in the lawsuit because they believe it’s their duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Follow up to our previous Gun Rights article:
Colorado Sheriffs Join Peers Saying Gun Laws Not Viable
by Debra Heine 17 May 2013, 8:05 PM PDT
84% of all Colorado sheriffs have filed a lawsuit against the new gun law that passed earlier this Spring in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting …According to the Associated Press, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said “We each took an oath. The line in the sand has been drawn, and we will stand united,” at the Friday Denver press conference announcing the lawsuit.The National Rifle Association has issued a statement supporting the lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
“The National Rifle Association, the many plaintiffs in this case, and the law-abiding gun owners in the state of Colorado know that the recently enacted gun control laws are unconstitutional,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
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