Colorado Gun Group Battles Magazine Restrictions In Court
By Tom Knighton
In the wake of a mass shooting, there really should be a moratorium on new laws. Florida wasn’t the first state to embrace a gun control measure in the aftermath of a horrific massacre, after all.
Several years ago, Colorado did the same thing following the theater shooting in Aurora. One thing the legislature passed was a ban on magazines with a capacity of greater than 15 rounds.
Now, that ban is being challenged in court. Finally.
In the latest in a string of legal battles over gun control, Rocky Mountain Guns Owners (RMGO), a pro-gun group, is challenging Colorado’s large-capacity magazine ban in court.
The state’s ban on large-capacity magazines, devices that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition, was one of a handful of gun control measures passed in 2013 in the aftermath of the Aurora theatre shooting.
“It was a reaction. An emotional reaction in the legislature to a tragedy and it’s bad public policy. (…) We’re really arguing that it’s unconstitutional and it’s ineffective. It’s not going to stop mass shootings,” said Dudley Brown, the executive director of RMGO.
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