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37 of 62 Colorado sheriffs to sue over new gun laws

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thirty-seven of Colorado's 62 elected sheriffs are banding together for a lawsuit against the state's tight new gun restrictions.

The Denver Post reported that the suit would seek an overturn of laws passed in March that broaden background checks for firearm purchases and limit ammunition in magazines.

The new laws violate the Second Amendment, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said to the newspaper. He said the suit is due to be filed within weeks and more sheriffs were likely to join, Fox News reported.

Still, not all sheriffs want to take the legal route.

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said in The Denver Post report that he's not adding his name to the suit — but at the same time, he doesn't see the new laws curbing violence in any way.

"I'm not going to sue anybody for anything," he said, as quoted in the paper. "I understand the frustration but I wouldn't do that."

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