9 NEWS BOULDER
By Jacob Rodriguez & Janet Oravetz
BOULDER – Boulder City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night at a third meeting to ban the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines within city limits.
Several amendments were discussed at last week’s meeting, including raising the age to buy firearms to 21 instead of 18 – and those amendments will be considered by the council at a later date, according to the city’s Twitter account.
#BoulderCouncil agrees to adopt Ordinance 8245 on consent, adding additional firearm regulations. At a later date, council will consider amendments to the ordinance on consent. Council is now discussing other Consent Agenda items.
— City of Boulder (@bouldercolorado) May 16, 2018
The ordinance defines “assault weapons” as semi-automatic firearms designed with military features to allow rapid spray firing for the quick and efficient killing of humans.
Shortly after the announcement, a group residents filed a lawsuit challenging the ban, which exempts law enforcement officials, military service members and holders of Federal Firearm Licenses and others, according to the National Rifle Association’s Twitter account:
#BOULDER, #COLORADO BAN: “A group of Boulder residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the City Council’s Wednesday move to ban the possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.” Read more here ➡ https://t.co/U4yZcS17U9 #2A #DefendtheSecond #NRA #ban pic.twitter.com/IMlRo2sMf2
— NRA (@NRA) May 18, 2018