Some Colo. sheriffs oppose more gun control

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Some Colorado sheriffs are speaking out against any more gun control measures as President Barack Obama visits the state.

Sixteen sheriffs, including Larimer County's Justin Smith and John Cooke of Weld County, plan to hold a news conference Wednesday in Denver. They'll gather in a park near where the president will meet with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package recently signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

He's trying to put pressure on a reluctant Congress to pass federal gun control legislation.

Colorado has gone further than any state outside the Northeast in passing new gun laws. The state now prohibits the sale of magazines that hold more than 15 bullets and requires background checks for all private gun sales.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2013 at 08:05 AM
    Is your story accurate? Doesn't the magazine ban start July 1, 2013. Magpul is currently selling high cap magazines giving priority to Colorado residence, in defiance of the Democrats violation of the 2nd amendment. Look up the "Boulder air lift" on Magpul. Also what does our Sheriff (Hilkey) say on the law, Does he think this is a "legal Law " as he said. Get the truth don't let him side step the question.
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