Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) praised the Colorado State Shooting Association (CSSA) today for filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to Colorado’s unconstitutional ban on common rifle and pistol magazines.
“Magazine bans do not deter criminals or improve public safety. Instead, they unconstitutionally burden the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
At issue in the lawsuit is one of the measures signed into law by former Gov. John Hickenlooper which bans the possession, sale, purchase, or transfer of ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
“The only people impacted by this ban are the law-abiding citizens who will be forced to defend themselves, their families and their homes from violent attack with sub-standard ammunition magazines. The National Rifle Association will continue supporting the rights of Coloradans to protect themselves,” Cox concluded.
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