Melanie Batley
Newsmax
December 16, 2013

A M-1 Garand at a 100 yard gun range. Credit: ryochiji via Flickr
A M-1 Garand at a 100 yard gun range. Credit: ryochiji via Flickr

New gun control laws are unconstitutional, say scores of sheriffs throughout the country, and they are either refusing to enforce the statutes or have signaled that enforcement will be a very low priority, The New York Times reports.

In Colorado, a law passed by the Legislature that requires universal background checks and bans ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds is being challenged in a lawsuit by all but seven of the state’s 62 elected sheriffs who say it’s a violation of Second Amendment rights.

New laws in other states which were brought about as a result of the Newtown, Conn. school shootings, are also facing resistance, the Times reported Sunday.

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RELATED: Back in May, the sheriffs announced their lawsuit against unconstitutional gun control laws:

ALSO RELATED: Read the Sheriff’s complaint from May 2013.


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