Gun group sues governor over new laws
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has filed a lawsuit in Colorado district court against Gov. John Hickenlooper claiming the state’s new gun-control laws on background checks and magazine limits are unconstitutional.
The gun-rights organization was a vocal opponent of the legislation earlier this year and put money into the successful recall campaign against state Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, last week.
The lawsuit was filed Sept. 4 in Denver but the organization was touting it in a press release Tuesday.
Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, were both recalled in the Sept. 10 special election. Those recalls began over their support of three new gun-control laws that broaden the use of background checks on gun purchases, requires gun buyers to pay the $10 fee for that review, and limits gun magazines to 15 rounds or less.
The organization said in a statement, “Two anti-gun Colorado senators were rejected by their constituents last week and we are now looking to overturn these laws in court.”
While the organization was sharply critical of both Morse and Giron, it only focused on Morse with advertising money in the recent recall elections.