Colorado Gun Control Lawsuit: Everything You Need To Know
On March 5, 2019, the state of Colorado filed a lawsuit against the United States government over the new gun control law. This law, which was passed in February 2019, expands background checks on all firearm sales and transfers. The state of Colorado is arguing that this law violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. We will discuss the details of this Colorado gun control lawsuit and what it could mean for gun control in America.
The state of Colorado is not the only one challenging the new gun control law. The states of Texas and Louisiana have also filed lawsuits against the United States government. However, Colorado is the first state to file a lawsuit specifically targeting the background check provision of the law.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released a statement about the lawsuit, saying: ” Colorado’s constitution includes a specific provision protecting Colorado citizens’ right to bear arms in self-defense. The new federal gun law violates Coloradans’ rights by requiring them to submit to a background check whenever they wish to sell or transfer a firearm.”
Weiser also said that the state is prepared to “defend our constitution and the rights of our citizens.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Colorado residents and gun businesses, including Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the National Rifle Association. It challenges the constitutionality of the background check provision, as well as other parts of the law.
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