Sheriffs Challenge Colorado Gun Bans Before Federal Appeals Court Panel

posted on October 1, 2015

Dozens of current and former Colorado sheriffs gathered in Denver on Monday as a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments challenging two Colorado laws—one banning ammunition magazines with capacities over 15 rounds, and another requiring background checks for all firearm “transfers,” even temporary loans—that the sheriffs said were unenforceable and unconstitutional. 

Monday’s federal appeals court hearing on Colorado Outfitters v. Hickenlooper is the latest chapter in a dispute that began when 54 Colorado sheriffs filed a civil suit challenging the laws (Gov. Hickenlooper, who signed the laws despite the sheriffs’ opposition, later issued what he called a “half-assed apology” for doing so), and was further complicated by a federal judge dismissing the sheriffs’ case in 2014. 

The panel that heard the case on Monday was composed of two judges appointed by President Obama and one appointed by President George W. Bush. Stay tuned …

Latest

8395638677 D856154909 K
8395638677 D856154909 K

A Signal About What the Next Congress Might Do

One noteworthy anti-gun senator doesn’t think President Biden has the votes to bring his anti-gun agenda to fruition.

Shooting Straight with Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto

Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto has a lot to say about the intersection of our Second Amendment rights and wildlife conservation.

New Fronts in the War on Gun Owners

What our adversaries lack in logic, integrity and public support, they make up for in determination, underhandedness and cunning. This is why me must stand together and use the truth to keep our freedom.

Gun Review: Mossberg .300 BLK MVP Patrol Rifle

When you consider a compact rifle for home defense, you might think of an AR-15 style semi-auto; however, there is much to be said for the bolt gun in this scenario, too.

The Truth About Armed Citizens in America

The mainstream media tells us that armed citizens almost never stop bad guys with guns. The truth is much more interesting than they want the American people to understand.

What Makes a Receiver into a Gun?

Those interest in selling and purchasing partial receivers would be wise to read the ATF letter carefully.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.