A federal judge in Colorado has upheld that state’s gun control laws, adopted by the legislature in 2013 and signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, that allow for limits on magazine capacity and require background checks on all gun sales.
The ruling, which will likely be appealed, was handed down by US District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, a George W. Bush appointee.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers defended the state law, but in the wake of Judge Krieger’s ruling, he told the Denver Post, “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.” Passage of the 2013 gun laws cost three Democrat senators their seats.W&G