Colorado Sheriffs sue state government over illegal gun control laws
by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, April 22, 2013
The vast majority of legal action aimed at countering gun control legislation has occurred on the federal level, but a group of Colorado sheriffs are keeping their disagreement local, instead suing their own state over its recent passage of anti-Second Amendment legislation.
The suit exposes “the disconnect between Colorado politicians and the law enforcement officers charged with upholding the law,” reported WorldNetDaily, which said more than half of the state’s sheriffs were involved in, or are planning to, file action against the state over three new gun laws signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper March 20, eight months after a drug-crazed lunatic posing as The Joker shot up a movie theater full of patrons watching the premier of the newest “Batman” movie in Aurora, Colo.
The suit, announced by Weld County Sheriff John Cooke April 10, comes after Cooke had said publicly he won’t be enforcing the new gun control laws because he believes they are unconstitutional.
“The legislators ignored the will of the people and passed these unconstitutional gun laws, and they need to be held accountable for their decision,” Cooke said in an interview with WorldNetDaily.
You can pass gun laws, but that doesn’t mean they can, or should, be enforced