BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder County is the second Colorado municipality to be hit with a short lived restraining order by a federal choose over its gun management measures.
U.S. District Courtroom Choose Charlotte Sweeney granted the restraining order on Tuesday in a lawsuit introduced by the Rocky Mountain Gun Homeowners over Boulder County’s current gun management guidelines that embrace a ban on assault weapons.
It’s the fifth lawsuit introduced by the gun advocacy group in Colorado — including one targeting the state’s 15-round magazine capacity limit — after a U.S. Supreme Courtroom ruling that struck down a New York gun regulation.
The excessive courtroom’s ruling reinforces the group’s perception that the native gun restrictions infringe on Second Modification rights. The group promised a wave of lawsuits following the choice.
Now, the group is suing the Metropolis of Boulder, Metropolis of Louisville, and the City of Superior over related gun restrictions in authorized battles that will set the groundwork for future Second Modification litigation.
Within the movement for a short lived restraining order, the Rocky Mountain Gun Homeowners’ attorneys cited the temporary restraining order granted by another federal judge in opposition to City of Superior final month.
“After the Superior case, it was just about a slam dunk for us,” mentioned Taylor Rhodes, Rocky Mountain Gun Homeowners’ government director, “We absolutely anticipate to win all 5 of our fits now.”
Gloria Handyside, spokesperson for Boulder County, mentioned in a press release, “The county plans to current a protection of its ordinance, together with the municipal ordinances, at a preliminary injunction listening to. On the listening to, the county will show that its assault weapons ordinance is constitutionally sound.”
Additionally on Tuesday, Superior filed an unopposed movement requesting to consolidate the 4 lawsuits into one. The Rocky Mountain Gun Homeowners helps the movement and is awaiting a call from the choose.