Boulder, CO Surrenders Appeal of Assault Weapon Loss

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Boulder finally surrenders to the defeat of their ‘assault weapon’ ban. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( Since March, the City of Boulder has been looking for ways to reverse its defeat in the NRA-ILA supported case challenging Boulder’s unlawful bans against commonly owned “assault weapons” and magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds. This week, the City of Boulder finally abandoned its appeal of the lower court decision striking Boulder’s unlawful hardware prohibitions. Because Boulder’s appeal was dismissed with prejudice, Boulder cannot attempt to relitigate this case in the future.

Boulder’s retreat was anything but graceful: when Boulder first attempted to appeal the case directly to the Colorado Supreme Court, the Court denied Boulder’s request and transferred the case to the Colorado Court of Appeals. When Boulder squandered additional taxpayer resources asking the Court of Appeals to effectively start another round of litigation, Boulder’s request was denied as well. After all of these attempts failed, Boulder seems to have finally realized that it could not prevail.

This is a significant victory for NRA-ILA and self-defense among Boulder’s law-abiding gun owners. If Boulder stubbornly attempts to resurrect its unlawful prohibitions under a new state law, Boulder faces an uphill battle; again, its case was not simply abandoned, it was dismissed with prejudice. Needless to say, NRA-ILA stands ready to challenge Boulder in both the state house and the court house if Boulder attempts to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its residents again. But for today, Boulder’s gun owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

This case is captioned Chambers v. City of Boulder.

Please stay tuned to for future updates on NRA-ILA’s ongoing efforts to defend your constitutional rights.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Wild Bill

Dismissed with prejudice! That is excellent!


Yes it is! Now with that decision, it can never be brought to. A court again!


Only true for this instance. 🙁
They will make up other unconstitutional laws and try again. All to cost of millions of Tax payer dollars. What a scam.

Wild Bill

True, but legislatures are slow and clumsy. HH, brother.


Even though I am thoroughly disgusted with Wayne LaPierre and his cronies and I will not support the organization until that crew gets purged, I must say thank you to the honest people trying and doing a good job at the NRA-ILA for taking the good fight to the evil Marxists in Boulder. Onward and upward gentleman and ladies.


Their ILA arm does some good work but I will continue sending my money to the likes of GOA, 2A Foundation, and FPC instead.


How much did Boulder have to pay in legal fees to the defendants? Always hit them in the pocketbook!


And of course the THIEVES running “Boulder” stole the money at gun point from the residents of “Boulder” over and against many objections, I’m sure.

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The citizens of Boulder were robbed of the funds to persecute themselves! They were funding their own disarmament, courtesy of treasonous city council pogs who believe they are entitled to rule over men.


The “powers to be” were voted in and will probably be voted in again next time. That’s just Boulder, a place Fancy Nancy would be proud to live in.


Boulder is a fiction existing only in the minds of men. Why not call into account the PEOPLE who were trying to violate the rights of other PEOPLE? Name them. Explain what their “job” is. Then get the other people of Boulder to FIRE THEM or REPLACE THEM with people that use reason, logic and common sense instead of running around as raving psychopathic control freaks.

Xaun Loc

Yippie! And YAWN. Yes, this is a victory. But it is simply one small temporary victory in a long war of attrition. The case was “dismissed with prejudice” Whoopee Do. That means THIS ONE BATTLE is over, but contrary to the optimism of our anonymous writer, that doesn’t mean they won’t be back to try again next year or the year after that. Guess what? The city of Boulder and the state of Colorado both have effectively unlimited money to throw away on such litigation. Both time and money are on their side. The only place we can score any… Read more »


Of course they’ll be back. They won’t rest until they’ve destroyed the Constitution. Remember, Biden said the Constitution can be changed. But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to fight them. As history has demonstrated, it’s when people give up and stand silent that they lose their rights.

Green Mtn. Boy

The Marxist’s of Boulder will have to get over it or not,WGAF either way.


Makes perfect sense to me. They want it all and you to have nothing. Especially no guns so it makes it easy to take what you own and/or stand for. What is so hard to understand about that. They are leftist.


“It’s funny because as far left as Boulder is they are known to take to the streets with guns in protest against gun rules.” Same in Portland and Seattle, and probably anywhere you have a chapter of the antifa brownshirts. There’s a subgroup of antifa leaders called The John Brown Gun Club. These guys are dangerous basement dwellers. One of their Northwest leaders was taken out by the police see footnote below, and they killed an innocent down in Portland a year or so ago trying to flee their watering hole. Poor guy stopped at the wrong roadhouse for a… Read more »


It is good to hear that he DIED. They all need to DIE. We need the MILITAS back in force and effect to plow these slime into the dirt.


There’s nothing to the right of the left wing press here in the PNW. The killing of the Antifa turd barely got a mention in any of the local “news” sources, and the Antifa connection was never mentioned.


Think how many ‘detainees’ that would have taken out. But I am sure he would have thought it was for a good cause.


Just because psychopathic control freaks have taken over the running of the government of “Boulder” doesn’t mean that the majority of the people living in the area agree with the agenda they are being forced to accept. The three boxes have reached the end of their usefulness…the ballot box, the soap box and the jury box. The box of last resort is coming into play SOON if this insanity continues. That being the BULLET BOX.


Taking from Schwarzenegger……”They’ll be B-A-A-A-C-K!!!! ” Just give ’em some time.

Bears, coyotes, snakes, wolves, Jihadists and Leftists do what they do. Always have, always do, always will. Remain vigilant,


All the NRA haters need to pay attenti9on to this. I agree that Wayne should step down, but that will never make me quit the NRA or any of the other @A rights organizations. The day we turn against each other is the day we lose it all.


Keep giving money to the vampires. Good call!