Boulder Bans Assault Weapons

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The city council in Boulder, Colorado, has banned certain assault weapons. The NRA reported that a residents groups quickly filed a lawsuit challenging the local law in court.


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.

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.

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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:


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