NRA Tweets Text of Second Amendment After Shooter Kills 10 in Boulder, Colorado

NRA Tweets Text of Second Amendment After Shooter Kills 10 in Boulder, Colorado

Smashed windows are left at the scene after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper’s grocery store on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. One week prior to the shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store on Monday that left 10 people dead, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was celebrating a Colorado judge’s ruling that ended a ban on assault weapons in that same city. Then, hours after the shooting took place on Monday afternoon, the conservative gun rights organization appeared to rub salt in the wounds of grieving families by sending out a tweet with the text of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Boulder city assault weapons ban was passed in 2018 and had been in effect until earlier this month when Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that it was incompatible with a state law passed in 2003 that forbids municipalities from enacting ordinances that go against state standards on gun ownership. The ban had restricted the possession, sale and transfer of assault rifles and large-capacity magazines, imposing up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for those who violated the law. The city may appeal the ruling to the State Supreme Court, though it’s unclear whether it would be successful in doing so. In 2006, a similar law in Denver was upheld by an appellate court . Upon appeal to the state’s highest court, the Supreme Court deadlocked in a 3-3 decision, with one justice of the […]

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