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Posted: 5/21/2005 6:34:55 PM EST
Can anyone steer me to a link to the actual court decision that reinstated the Assault weapons ban in Denver after the Federal AWB died? Denver sued under the Colorado Constitution home rule provision and won even though the state legislature took pre-emption over all firearms laws in the state. I'd like to read it. Thanks.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:28:12 PM EST
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Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:59:27 PM EST
So far my own research has only turned up a news article from November 2004.

rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3309401,00.html
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:23:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 5:24:37 AM EST by Lancelot]
Thanks to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners for this. www.rmgo.org


Shortly after the Nov. 3rd General Election a Denver judge issued a ruling that invalidates much of the 2003 Preemption law passed by the Colorado legislature.

You can read that decision by clicking here.

www.rmgo.org/denverruling.htm

**SNIP**
www.rmgo.org/alerts/2004-denverpreemptionruling.html

What it boils down to is a debate over Article XX, Section 6 of the Colorado Constitution, called the "Home Rule" amendment, and whether the state can "preempt" local ordinances.

By his ruling, Judge Joseph Meyer has re-created another problem in Colorado: a patchwork of firearms laws will now once again exist, and citizens' safety will be at risk.

Governor Owens has a few options: he can ignore it, and essentially drop the issue, in which case most of Colorado's larger cities will enact stringent new gun controls (in total defiance to the Colorado Constitutions Article II, Section 13 provision denying them that ability); or, he can instruct the Attorney General to appeal this ruling.

What you can do: Call Governor Bill Owens at 303-866-2471. You can also e-mail him at
governorowens@state.co.us

Ask the Governor to appeal the Denver District court judge's ruling on preemption, and to defend SB03-25, which was passed by the legislature to stop the radical gun controls imposed on citizens by cities like Denver.

Whichever way you contact him, make certain to include a Colorado mailing address.


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:09:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Thanks to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners for this. www.rmgo.org


Shortly after the Nov. 3rd General Election a Denver judge issued a ruling that invalidates much of the 2003 Preemption law passed by the Colorado legislature.

You can read that decision by clicking here.

www.rmgo.org/denverruling.htm

**SNIP**
www.rmgo.org/alerts/2004-denverpreemptionruling.html

What it boils down to is a debate over Article XX, Section 6 of the Colorado Constitution, called the "Home Rule" amendment, and whether the state can "preempt" local ordinances.

By his ruling, Judge Joseph Meyer has re-created another problem in Colorado: a patchwork of firearms laws will now once again exist, and citizens' safety will be at risk.

Governor Owens has a few options: he can ignore it, and essentially drop the issue, in which case most of Colorado's larger cities will enact stringent new gun controls (in total defiance to the Colorado Constitutions Article II, Section 13 provision denying them that ability); or, he can instruct the Attorney General to appeal this ruling.

What you can do: Call Governor Bill Owens at 303-866-2471. You can also e-mail him at
governorowens@state.co.us

Ask the Governor to appeal the Denver District court judge's ruling on preemption, and to defend SB03-25, which was passed by the legislature to stop the radical gun controls imposed on citizens by cities like Denver.

Whichever way you contact him, make certain to include a Colorado mailing address.






Thanks for the info. They will hear from me.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:24:16 PM EST
Thanks Lancelot. I will read through the links. Did the state appeal? Lemme guess....
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:13:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lexington:
Thanks Lancelot. I will read through the links. Did the state appeal? Lemme guess....




I'm sure that the request for appeal is on someone's desk. At the bottom of the pile. In a hole in the bottom of the sea. On another planet. In a galaxy far - far away....
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