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Colorado Sheriffs Sue Over State’s New Gun Control Laws

Sheriffs of 54 Colorado counties sued Governor John Hickenlooper, seeking to block state laws that ban ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require background checks for gun sales and loans.

The sheriffs, in a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Denver, said the ammunition law bans most magazines of any size in an attempt to prohibit those that can be converted to hold more than 15 rounds. They also alleged that compliance with the background checks will be practically impossible.