Colorado now has stricter gun control laws, but will they work?
Last week the Colorado House and Senate passed a series of gun control bills that have caused quite a bit of controversy. Several sheriffs have even spoken out and said that they will not enforce those laws. They insist that they are, “feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” and that they violate Colorado citizen’s Second Amendment rights. But despite these controversies, and the insistence by many that the new legislation is unconstitutional, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bills into law on Wednesday.
The new laws limit the size of magazines and expand background checks among other things, and may serve as a model for gun control bills in other states depending on how successful the new measures are in real life and not just on paper.