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City of Boulder Files Opposition to Lawsuit Seeking to Strike Down City’s Common-sense Gun Safety Measures: Everytown Litigation Serving as Co-Counsel
Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team is representing the City of Boulder, Colorado in a legal challenge to the City’s recently enacted gun-safety ordinance, which includes prohibitions on the possession and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the City and strengthens restrictions on the possession of firearms by minors under the age of 21. Plaintiffs – two individuals, a gun dealer, and a shooting club – filed a lawsuit against the City the day after the ordinance was passed and, a month later, filed a motion in an effort to prevent the City from enforcing the ordinance while their lawsuit is ongoing. On July 3, 2018, the City of Boulder filed its opposition to plaintiffs’ motion, demonstrating that, as courts to consider similar challenges have repeatedly made clear, its gun-safety ordinance is fully in accord with the Second Amendment and all other provisions of federal and state law. Everytown’s Litigation team is co-counsel with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, the Boulder City Attorney’s Office, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Everytown for Gun Safety submitted this amicus brief on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in defense of New Jersey’s large-capacity magazine prohibition. This brief discusses the long history of regulating especially dangerous weapons, including a century of restrictions on firearms capable of firing a large number of rounds without reloading; the circularity of the “common use” test; and the impact large-capacity magazines have on both mass shootings and everyday gun violence.