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Federal Court Upholds Colorado Gun Control Restrictions

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn --( Yesterday in a case filed by NSSF, Magpul Industries, firearms retailers and others, a federal court judge ruled that Colorado’s ban on standard-capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds and mandatory background checks on private firearms transfers do not violate the Second Amendment.

According to the court, while Colorado’s gun-control laws burden an individual’s Second Amendment right to acquire and use firearms that are both widespread and commonly used for self and home defense, the burden is not “severe.”

“We are disappointed that the court honors the Second Amendment and ignores it as the same time,” said NSSF Senior VP and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.

“The court’s reason for upholding the law-that it may force a criminal to pause to reload-are precisely why it violates the Second Amendment because it interferes with the right to self defense by forcing a law-abiding citizen to reload while being attacked by a criminal who will not comply with the law.”

Recently, Gov. Hickenlooper apologized [but then called for more gun control] for signing the law and acknowledged it will not reduce crime.

About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

  • 5 User comments to “Federal Court Upholds Colorado Gun Control Restrictions”

    1. Pmag makes the best ‘standard capacity magazines’ on the market ! I’m sure glad they moved their corporate hq’s to Texas ! III

    2. Bob Shell on June 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM said:

      Maybe just maybe the folks in CO will wake up and vote the commies out. Be honest. Anyone who advocates such laws have commie leanings since these draconian laws do nothing to make society safer. Wake up folks!!!!!!!

    3. Jack the Patriot on June 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM said:

      I agree with both of the first posts. Magpul does have a superior product, and YES, these “leaders” in Colorado are a bunch of fear-mongering traitors. The fascist Nazi party did the same thing in Germany 70 years ago, and the communist leaders the same thing in the Soviet Union not that long ago. Just because the establishments in Colorado, New York, California and Connecticut haven’t started marching people off to the gas chambers and the gulags yet doesn’t lessen the fact of their treason against the Constitution and their country. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin and the rest of our Founding Fathers wouldn’t have put up these treasonous acts against the Constitution, so why should we?

    4. I believe that all the politicians will have a rude awakening the night the election polls are closed and the votes are all counted up.

      Enough is enough, I’m tired of law abiding citizens being blamed and harassed for the acts of criminals and those who are mentally ill.

    5. I was glad to see Magpul stayed with their ethics. Refreshing in this age of corporate greed.

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