This week, the Boulder County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass a gun control package consisting of five ordinances to infringe on your Second Amendment rights. Commissioner Matt Jones claims these ordinances are “common-sense gun violence laws designed to help keep people safe,” but, apparently, common sense isn’t common. These ordinances are restrictions that attack your constitutional right to bear arms and do nothing to promote public safety.
The gun control package includes the following five restrictions on your Second Amendment rights:
· Banning the sale of firearms to anyone under the age of 21
· Requiring a waiting period of 10 days to sell or purchase a firearm
· Prohibiting the carrying of firearms in a number of public places
· Banning the sale of “assault rifles,” along with “large” magazines and trigger activators
· Regulating the possession of unfinished gun frames and guns without serial numbers, sometimes referred to as “ghost guns”
As previously reported, the city council forced this gun control package through at the beginning of last month with no opportunity for public comment. The first public hearing was earlier this week on Tuesday, which is conveniently when the gun-control package went into effect. Cities in Colorado like Boulder have had the authority to pass a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local laws throughout the state since Colorado repealed its firearms preemption statutes last year. By doing this, Colorado became one of the few states to take away the state legislature’s sole authority to regulate firearms, and the various cities’ gun control regulations have already begun to create inconsistency and uncertainty statewide. To learn more about firearms preemption, click here.
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