ATTORNEY GENERAL RESPONDS TO RULING BY CHIEF JUDGE KRIEGER IN GUN CASE

DENVER – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger has issued an order in the case known as Colorado Outfitters Association et al v. Hickenlooper, finding that gun laws passed by the Colorado General Assembly in 2013 are constitutional. Judge Krieger found that the ban on “large capacity magazines” exceeding 15 rounds and expanding mandatory background checks to recipients of firearms in some private transfers does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In response to today’s ruling, Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement.

“Like Judge Krieger, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office has never asserted that the laws in question are good, wise or sound policy. As it does in all cases, the AG’s Office has fulfilled its responsibility to defend the constitutionality of the Colorado law in question.

The Attorney General’s Office fully expects the case to be appealed and looks forward to final resolution of the issues as soon as possible.”


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