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Topic - Dave Kopel
Colorado Democratic legislators are passing a hail of new anti-gun laws that prevent the most vulnerable from defending themselves in places often targeted by rapists and mass killers. Similar bills are being rolled out by Democratic legislators in other states, headed to Congress.
One day before Congress convenes its first hearing on gun violence since the Connecticut school shooting rampage in December, the Senate's top Democrat remained noncommittal Tuesday about bringing a broad gun ban to the chamber floor.
Congress is preparing for its first major debate on federal gun laws in nearly a decade, but first both sides will need to figure out whose facts to use.
That sound you don't hear is Colorado lawmakers holding their breath over a court case that could upend the cash-strapped state's budget and tax structure.
David Kopel's Wednesday Commentary column, "Sotomayor targets guns now," is, unfortunately, an exercise in futility.
Attorney David Kopel, who serves as research director of the Independence Institute in Denver, said the bills violate the second and fourteenth amendments of the Constitution, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
he said that can't be because of gun laws, which have not become more lax in that period, nor is it because of large-capacity magazines, which have been around for decades.