54 Colorado Sheriffs Seek to Overturn State’s New Gun-Control Laws

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Many Coloradans are upset by new gun-control laws passed hastily in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting.

In fact, two Colorado Democrats who championed the new gun laws were voted out of office last September during a special election.

State senators John Morse and Angela Giron were both recalled by the same citizens who had originally voted them into office.

Now pro-gun activism in Colorado seems to be picking up even more steam. Tyler Lopez reports:

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An attorney representing gun-rights groups and 54 Colorado sheriffs in a federal lawsuit to overturn state gun-control laws said lawmakers acted in an emotional response to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut school.

The lawsuit seeks to overturn legislation signed last year by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The laws, which took effect July 1, limit the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and expand background checks to online firearm sales and private sellers.

Opponents of the new laws argue that they infringe on 2nd Amendment rights and limit a person’s ability to defend himself.

The plaintiffs’ attorney Richard Westfall also pointed out that the new gun laws “passed with no evidence or data that the legislation would accomplish the goal of reducing gun violence.”

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