Judge: Sheriffs can’t sue Colo. over gun laws

DENVER — A Denver federal judge ruled that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case.

But the ruling Wednesday from Chief Judge Marcia Krieger doesn’t stop the lawsuit. There are still 21 other plaintiffs in the case who are suing and they do have standing. They include individual and various gun groups.

The lawsuit alleges that new limits on ammunition magazines violate the Second Amendment. The law that took effect July 1 was among a package of gun-control legislation passed in response to mass shootings last year.

Sheriffs filed a lawsuit in May.

Krieger also ruled in favor of part of the technical guidance that the state offered to implement the new law. The Second Amendment question being considered.


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