G. McConway
August 8, 2023

Federal Judge Puts New Colorado Gun Law on Hold

The Second Amendment is being tested like never before, but a federal judge has given us hope.

Colorado State Senate Bill 23-169 was to take effect on Monday, but a court ruling has put that on hold, reported the Washington Examiner.

The new bill would have limited sales of all firearms to people 21 and older, reported KDVR.

Going After 2A

The suit was filed by two individuals who wanted to own a handgun for self-defense, claiming this new law would be in violation of their Second Amendment rights.

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Executive Director Taylor Rhodes stated, “Since the day this legislation was introduced, we knew it was unconstitutional.

“Under the Golden Dome, at the unveiling of this proposal, RMGO warned the bill sponsors this would quickly be struck down by a federal judge. Today, our crystal ball became a reality. But it doesn’t stop here. We won’t stop fighting until every single unconstitutional anti-gun law is struck down.”

Colorado’s governor claims the current law has a loophole because it allows the sale of rifles to adults aged 18, while pistols can only be sold to those that are 21 and older.

Colorado Governor Polis’ office stated, “Since 1968, federal law has required Coloradans to be 21 years old to purchase a pistol, but a loophole allowed kids under age 21 to legally buy a rifle instead.

“This law closes that loophole and the governor hopes that the courts agree with him that the law is fully consistent with our Second Amendment rights. The governor is working towards his goal of making Colorado one of the 10 safest states in the country — and the same age requirements for pistols and rifles would help support responsible gun ownership.”

From my perspective, if we allow 18-year-olds to join the service and handle a weapon in defense of this country, as long as they pass the background check, why can they not have a firearm for self-defense at home?

For now, the new legislation will be put on hold while the case is presented.

The entire country will be watching this case, a case that will surely wind up before the Supreme Court at some point.

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