Colorado sheriffs planning lawsuit to block new gun laws


More than half of Colorado sheriffs have agreed to launch a legal challenge to the state's recently passed gun restrictions.

Thirty-seven of the state's 62 elected sheriffs are prepared to sue to overturn laws that now prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require background checks for all private gun sales, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said Tuesday.

"We anticipate more" sheriffs will sign on to the lawsuit, Cooke said.

He didn't know if the lawsuit would be filed in state or federal court, Cooke added.

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said the legal action is in its "infancy," and it is not certain to be filed.

Read the full story at The Denver Post's website.


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