We’ve highlighted the fact that parts of Northern Colorado are considering the “screw you guys, I’m going home” approach over energy and livestock regulation coming down from Denver. Oh, and gun control, too. Further fanning those flames is Weld County’s recent unanimous vote to not pass any new gun control legislation. State law still trumps their local ordinances, but the gesture is one more that fans the flames in an increasingly divided state.
From the Denver ABC affiliate:
The ordinance says “the Board of County Commissioners shall not enact any ordinance which:
– “Limits the ammunition capacity of a firearm magazine;
– “Requires any background check of any owner or potential owner of a firearm;
– “Charges any fee related to the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a firearm; Requires any specialized training or class related to the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a firearm;
– “Limits the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a firearm to specific classes of persons; or
– “Prohibits, limits, or restricts where an individual may lawfully carry a firearm within the unincorporated area of Weld County.”
In short, the state laws still stand, but no city in the county can make any further laws in this area. Like I said, a hollow piece of legislation in and of itself, but taken with the secessionist feelings in the state, it might be proof that Northern Colorado may become the 51st state sooner rather than later.
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