The city of Boulder, Colorado is planning on instituting more gun control in the coming months and this could include a ban on certain firearms as well as lengthened waiting periods for certain types of firearms.
The gun control the city has planned includes a potential magazine ban, an “assault weapons” ban, and lengthened weighting periods. This gun control is actually the revival of a previous “assault weapons” ban the city had in place back in 2018 but was overturned by a Judge back in March. In March, Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that only the state and federal government could outlaw the possession of certain magazines or firearms.
“That are effectively a scheme preempting local governments from enacting municipal firearms and magazine possession ordinances,” Judge Hartman said according to court documents.
The city of Boulder is not going to run into this problem when reinstating these laws. The state of Colorado repealed its preemption laws and has opened the floodgates for localities to make whatever gun control laws they want.
As reported by The Daily Camera:
The original ban, which officials previously admitted would be hard to enforce, bans certain pistols and semiautomatic rifles with pistol grips, a folding or telescoping stock or any protruding grip that allows a weapon to be stabilized with the nontrigger hand.
In addition to the assault weapons ban, the City Council on Tuesday directed city staff to work on additional regulations regarding firearms.
Examples provided by Tate included strengthening regulations regarding open carrying, prohibiting the carry of firearms in sensitive areas and a waiting period for the purchase of firearms.
Because other neighboring communities are considering similar measures, there was some discussion about the timing of it.