Boulder, Colorado, unanimously votes to ban assault weapons


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On Tuesday, Boulder’s City Council unanimously passed a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump-stock devices – even while attorneys from a pro-gun rights group threatened legal action.

In accordance with the new ordinance, owners of high-capacity magazines and bump stocks will have until July 15 to dispose of the firearm accessories or sell them. After that point, they will not be permitted in the city of Boulder.

The council did, however, extend an olive branch to gun owners in the form of a grandfather clause: residents already in possession of assault weapons will have until the end of the year to receive a certificate proving prior ownership. At that point, all firearm owners who have proven that they owned their assault weapons prior to the passage of the new ban will be permitted to keep them. Only the purchase of new assault weapons is prohibited for Boulder residents who are not members of law enforcement, government officers or military personnel.

According to the Daily Camera, the group’s attorneys threatened legal action during the open comment section preceding the vote “on behalf of an unnamed client, alleging ‘violations of the Second, Fifth and 14th Amendments,’” as well as the Colorado state constitution.

As it currently stands, the ordinance only grants Boulder police, not local gun stores, the right to issue certificates to current firearms owners. And while that piece of the ordinance may very well be amended in the future, as it currently stands, the law represents continued and groundbreaking local action in the effort to restrict access to assault weapons.


#2

That’s right baby, we just put on our dancin’ shoes. Get your willy butt out on the floor and get your boogy goin’!!! They shoot horses don’t they???

Pretty soon, were never going to be hurt by gun violence ever again. And we will dance naked in the streets when that day comes. And I will happily lead the pack.


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And this is how Boulder becomes a hippie dumpster hole, just like its sister liberal cities such as San Francisco and Chicago.


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Only the purchase of new assault weapons is prohibited for Boulder residents who are not members of law enforcement, government officers or military personnel.

Isn’t this what the founders were originally concerned about?


#5

Now I can move to Boulder and commit all of the crimes I’ve ever wanted to do.


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Mr.Douche,while I respect your Constitutional Rights, I believe you are totally ignorant of this laws consequences.
Do you believe drug gangs will go to the police for a certificate to be “grandfathered” for their weapons??? You’re high on the drugs they sell.
What will the police do,go door to door, break into homes and CONFISCATE weapons??? You and these Liberal Wackos maybe glad that a LAW ABIDING WEAPONS OWNER could save your life one day.
Have your fun,us LAWABIDING weapons owners remain steadfast and will defeat the Liberal Wackos. :bomb::grin:


#7

It’s what’s expected from the peoples republic of Boulder, the first sanctuary city in colorado.