A Colorado judge has ruled against the City of Boulder’s

anti-gun ordinance

The ordinance, unanimously passed in April 2018 after its first reading, made illegal the possession, sale, or transfer of semi-automatic, magazine-fed sporting rifles, pistols, and ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds.

Alan Gottlieb of Second Amendment Foundation calls it a great ruling from Judge Andrew Hartman, who was appointed to the bench by former Democratic Governor John Hicklenlooper.

“It was based on the state pre-emption law that cities and towns can’t pass gun-control laws that are stricter than the state or federal government,” Gottlieb explains. “Boulder tried to rely on a previous ruling that supported a gun ban in Denver that subsequently … bit the dust because of two other state Supreme Court rulings in other areas that overturned Denver’s having the authority to get around the state’s pre-emption laws.”