SCOTUS case may thwart concealed carry restrictions; amicus brief filed by Colorado gun rights advocates

SCOTUS case may thwart concealed carry restrictions; amicus brief filed by Colorado gun rights advocates

DENVER — A case currently before the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) could thwart part of an anti-gun rights bill that was recently passed by the Colorado legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis. The bill in question, Senate Bill 21-256, unwinds decades of state preemption on firearms law by allowing local government entities, including special taxing districts , to pass more restrictive gun measures than those currently in place under state law, including a ban on concealed carry by lawfully permitted citizens. Although the SCOTUS case — New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al. v. Kevin P. Bruen, in his official capacity as Superintendent of the New York State Police, et al. — originated in New York, several interested parties in Colorado have filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners. 2nd Amendment New York Amicus Brief by Simply Sherrie on Scribd Such briefs may be filed by those who are not actually parties to the case, to add information from those who might assist the court with expertise or insight that has a bearing on the case. The brief was filed by Colorado attorney David Kopel, who leads the Second Amendment project for the Denver-based Independence Institute* along with two other attorneys. It was filed on behalf of the Independence Institute, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, several law professors, and the Firearms Policy Foundation. The case tests whether officials have the right to restrict where the conceal carry permits issued to […]

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