County backs sheriff on gun laws

Mesa County commissioners listen Monday to comments from an audience member as they adopt a resolution in support of litigation to oveturn the state’s new firearms laws. Seated from left are Steve Acquafresca, Rose Pugliese and John Justman at the old Mesa County Courthouse in downtown Grand Junction.



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Mesa County commissioners listen Monday to comments from an audience member as they adopt a resolution in support of litigation to oveturn the state’s new firearms laws. Seated from left are Steve Acquafresca, Rose Pugliese and John Justman at the old Mesa County Courthouse in downtown Grand Junction.

One week before new gun laws are set to go into effect in Colorado, Mesa County commissioners adopted a resolution Monday supporting litigation to overturn them. Beginning Monday, it will be…




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Isn’t McCarney the chairman of Freedom! Colorado? I believe he has been asked to not use the name Freedom Colorado, by the group that actually owns THAT name.

I have no problem with this lawsuit. It will eventually end up in the US Supreme Court, and it will help to define what can be regulated and what cannot be regulated. The Heller case did say that governments can regulate guns, but was not clear about the limits to regulation.

I do find it interesting that the County Commissioners are playing to the loudest and most unethical voices in the community. But then I always enjoy a good bit of irony.

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