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Monday, December 16,2013

Colorado Sheriffs refuse new gun laws

Too difficult to enforce, they say

By Josh Gross

The New York Times is reporting that numerous sheriffs across Colorado are refusing or choosing not to enforce new gun control legislation enacted by the state. 

 From the article...

"All but seven of the 62 elected sheriffs in Colorado signed on in May to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.

The resistance of sheriffs in Colorado is playing out in other states, raising questions about whether tougher rules passed since Newtown will have a muted effect in parts of the American heartland, where gun ownership is common and grass-roots opposition to tighter restrictions is high"

 The Times reports that in addition to legal objections filed by sheriffs, many say that the new laws are simply too difficult to enforce because it's hard to tell at a glance which guns and magazines are legal and which aren't, and that the issue extends beyond just Colorado and is playing out in multiple states.

Read the full story here.

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