Huge 2nd Amendment Win: Boulder, CO Gun Owners Refuse To Comply
In May, Boulder, CO’s City Council unanimously passed a ban on the possession of ‘assault weapons’, high-capacity magazines and bump-stock devices.
So far, fewer than 1% of gun owners have complied. According to Boulder Police Department, they have certified 85 firearms so far. Not 85 gun owners, 85 firearms. Likely, less than ten people have actually complied.
So far, no bump stocks or magazines above 10 rounds have been turned in.
This is a huge win for the 2nd Amendment.
This is an example of just how the left loses at their dream of gun confiscation.
So what does the City of Boulder do now? City Attorney Tom Carr said that the city is not going to go out looking for people who possess the items that Boulder has banned.
Boulder was not real confident in compliance when it enacted the ban.
“This is a very divisive issue where people have very strong feelings,” Carr said at the time. “The folks who oppose these kinds of bans … some of them suggest they’re not going to cooperate. I can’t predict what people are going to do, but I respect the feelings.”
Greg Testa, Boulder’s police chief, stated before the ban went into effect:
“My officers could only take action if they came in lawful contact with someone who was in (illegal) possession or if they observed a weapon.”
I do not think they were expecting 99% to rebel.
Now what do they do? You never start a fight you cannot win, or you just give your opponent a win they never had. They have set precedent.
In fact, the gun owners have set a precedent as well. So how does this play out? What happens next?
“One of the most common questions we receive is how is this legal, and if it has been challenged in court. It is not legal, and it is being challenged in court. The day after the ordinance passed into law, Mountain States Legal Foundation filed a suit in federal court. Not long after, the NRA filed a suit in state court. The federal suit is on hold until the state suit is decided.
Colorado has a preemption law in its state constitution that clearly states what Boulder has done is not legal.
A local government may not enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law that prohibits the sale, purchase, or possession of a firearm that a person may lawfully sell, purchase, or possess under state or federal law. Any such ordinance, regulation, or other law enacted by a local government prior to March 18, 2003, is void and unenforceable.”
Boulder’s ban includes:
1.) All semi-automatic center-fire rifles that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine and have a pistol grip, telescoping stock, or off hand stabilization feature.
2.) All semi-automatic center-fire pistols that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine other than in the pistol grip or has any other secondary stabilization feature.
3.) All semi-automatic shotguns that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine, or have a fixed magazine over 5 rounds, or have any secondary stabilization features.
Read the “assault weapons” ban ordinance in it’s entirety here.
And read the bump stock/magazine ban ordinance here.
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