A lawsuit filed by more than 50 Colorado sheriffs challenging two new gun laws is scheduled to go in front of a judge today. The laws went into effect July 1st. Now, an attorney representing the sheriffs is asking for the parts of the law setting limits on gun magazines be put on hold. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is among the sheriffs filing suit. Here’s a link to the complaint from the sheriff’s office.

 

One Response to Judge to Consider Challenges to New Gun Laws

  1. Colorado says:

    Mr. Maketa lost me for good when he was joking about getting to hand out high capacity magazines as prizes at some event. I could not believe it. He sounded like some teenager. I dont know what the folks who lost family in Aurora could possibly make of someone like that.

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