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Colorado sheriffs sue the state over new gun control laws

Posted By admin On May 18, 2013 @ 5:30 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Greg Campbell [1]
Daily Caller [2]
May 18, 2013

A consortium of plaintiffs led by 54 of Colorado’s 62 elected county sheriffs filed a lawsuit [3] in federal court against the state Friday in an effort to overturn two new gun control bills that are set to go into effect on July 1.

The plaintiffs have in their sights one law that effectively bans all firearm magazines, and one that requires a background check for every gun transfer when the gun will be in the possession of someone other than the owner for more than 72 hours.

“On one hand, I’m proud to be part of this historic case,” said Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, who spoke on behalf of 18 sheriffs who attended a press conference announcing the suit.

“But on the other hand, it saddens me that we have to be here at all,” he added. “It should never have gotten to this point in the first place.”

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[2] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/18/colorado-sheriffs-sue-the-state-over-new-gun-control-laws/

[3] filed a lawsuit: http://www.i2i.org/files/file/54-sheriffs-complaint.pdf

[4] Colorado Sheriffs sue state government over illegal gun control laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/colorado-sheriffs-sue-state-government-over-illegal-gun-control-laws.html

[5] Two Colorado Sheriffs Won’t Enforce New Gun Laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-colorado-sheriffs-won%e2%80%99t-enforce-new-gun-laws.html

[6] Sheriffs are key to protecting Americans from unconstitutional gun laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sheriffs-are-key-to-protecting-americans-from-unconstitutional-gun-laws.html

[7] Colorado Sheriffs: Senate Dems. Threatening Pay Freezes Over Gun Control Opposition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/colorado-sheriffs-senate-dems-threatening-pay-freezes-over-gun-control-opposition.html

[8] Many More Sheriffs Vow Not To Enforce Federal Gun Control Laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/many-more-sheriffs-vow-not-to-enforce-federal-gun-control-laws.html

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