The Colorado Supreme Court held up the state’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines in an unanimous decision.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 29, 2020
The Colorado Supreme Court today upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines, saying it "has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense” https://t.co/b5X5qr9PAN via @ShellyBradbury
— Matt Sebastian (@mattsebastian) June 29, 2020
The unanimous outcome was a result of the arguments that the ban on the magazines was not seen as impediment on a citizens right to bear arms as granted by the state constitution. However according to the Denver Post, “the court did not consider whether the ban violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”.
The Denver Post reported “The justices ruled that the ban is a “reasonable exercise of police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense” set out in the Colorado Constitution.”
Following the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court, the ex-Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper weighed in.
In Colorado, we took on the NRA and won to pass life-saving gun safety measures. I'm thrilled that the Colorado Supreme Court has upheld this crucial legislation—now let's bring these same results to Washington. pic.twitter.com/EBaMqxeePJ
— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) June 29, 2020
However gun owners across Colorado began to voice their opposition to the decision including the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners who put out a press release following the decision.
— Rocky Mtn Gun Owners (@RMGunOwners) June 29, 2020
As expected anti- gun groups and supporters began to take to social media to claim their victory against the gun community.
BREAKING: The Colorado Supreme Court just upheld a ban on large capacity magazines, finding unanimously that the state’s law does NOT restrict gun rights, but does protect public safety.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 29, 2020
Read the Colorado Supreme Court's unanimous decision holding that a large capacity magazine ban does not violate the right to bear arms under the state constitution. https://t.co/jl17rxDLRv
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 29, 2020