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Two separate lawsuits have been filed in two different states against their local gun control laws. Connecticut gun advocates have filed a lawsuits to ultimately take down a gun control law passed in April, while the local sheriff’s office filed a similar suit against a new gun law in Colorado.
In the wake of numerous gun related shootings, most notably the massacre of 26 people at an elementary school back in December. Numerous states have adopted tougher gun laws that restrict sales of firearms in some way. Maryland and New York also adopted tougher gun-control measures in the wake of the Newtown shooting.
In April, the state of Connecticut passed a strict gun control law banning sales of high capacity ammunition clips as well as expanding the range of weapon types that was currently covered by the state’s existing assault weapons ban. One of the groups that brought about the lawsuit was the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, they argued that the law was deliberately violating their Second Amendment rights and that it would not in any way prevent attacks similar to the massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“This law will do nothing to prevent tragedies or solve the problem of crime committed with guns,” Robert Crook, a 75-year-old hunter who serves as executive director of that group, said on Thursday. “Instead of violating constitutional rights, we need to get serious about addressing violence and mental illness.”
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Wednesday, seeks an injunction to stop the law from being enforced.
Last week, Friday, a group of Colorado county sheriffs sued to block gun restrictions that state passed in the wake of a mass 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. The lawsuit argued that the sheriffs did not have the resources to enforce that law.
The lawsuit was filed ahead of a planned implementation of a new state gun laws that would also limit the size of ammunition magazines and would also broaden current background check laws, it was to point out that the enforcement of such a law would be nearly impossible.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, magazine-maker Magpul Industries, and the Colorado State Shooting Association were among other groups that filed suit alongside sheriffs against the laws, which are set to take effect June 1. “The Sheriffs have limited resources and limited public funds to spend on investigations,” they said in the court documents.
“They cannot expend those resources to conduct investigations that would be necessary to monitor compliance with the new magazine restrictions. No documentation has ever been required for the retail or private purchase of magazines, making it a practical impossibility for the Sheriffs to determine whether one of the many magazines already in existence was obtained after the effective date.”