(RightIsRight.co) – A federal judge has blocked an ordinance by a Colorado county to forbid the sale and manufacturing of some semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines.
U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney ruled against Boulder County in favor of three plaintiffs: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the National Association for Gun Rights, and resident Martin Carter Kehoe.
The judge issued a temporary restraining order against an ordinance of Boulder County adopted on August 2, which banned the manufacturing, sale, transfer, and manufacturing of firearms that mainstream media often refer to as “assault weapons,” plus “rapid-fire trigger activators” and high-capacity magazines.
The Boulder County ordinance had not banned the possession of the items by individuals in the state.
Judge Sweeny based his ruling on the recent “Bruen decision” of the U.S. Supreme Court, which killed a New York state law requiring that people give evidence of a particular self-defense need to be granted a concealed carry permit. In it, the Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to self-defense beyond the limits of their homes.
At the same time, Sweeny’s ruling did leave in force the part of the Boulder County ordinance that banned the sale of “rapid-fire trigger activators.”
“We are on fire, we just can’t stop winning in the courts,” Taylor Rhodes, executive director of Rocky Mountains Gun Owners, declared.
“Because of the correctly decided Bruen decision authored by Justice [Clarence] Thomas this summer, the floodgates are open, and we are taking back the rights that evil tyrants stole from us. All judges, no matter their political persuasion, will be forced to rule that our right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed — and that’s exactly why this [temporary restraining order] was issued,” he added.
The City of Boulder reacted to the ruling by stating that it would “temporarily pause enforcement of its ban … to allow time for more legal coordination among neighboring jurisdictions.”
“We always anticipated that some of our gun violence prevention measures might face legal challenges,” City Attorney Teresa Taylor Tate said in a statement. “
While these rulings are not directly related to the City of Boulder’s measures, we believe it is prudent to work with our neighbors on a coordinated legal strategy,” she added.
She added that the cities of Boulder and Louisville would work with Boulder County to pursue the case further.
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