The fight over one of the most controversial gun bills ever to come out of the state Capitol rages on.
Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition was one of a handful of gun control measures passed in the aftermath of the 2013 Aurora theater shooting.
State gun lobby Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and its executive director, Dudley Brown, originally sued the state in 2016. They say the law is unconstitutional.
But state district courts ruled that prohibiting the sale, transfer or possession of large-capacity magazines for firearms was constitutional. In 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision, saying the statue was a reasonable exercise of the state’s police power for the protection of public health and safety.
Now, Colorado’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, and Brown thinks that is a good sign.
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