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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners v. Polis.

2020 CO 66. No. 18SC817. Right to Keep and Bear Arms—Colo. Const. art. II, § 13—Large-Capacity Magazines.

June 29, 2020

The Supreme Court reviewed whether legislation prohibiting the sale, transfer, or possession of a “large-capacity magazine” violates the right to keep and bear arms protected under Colo. Const. art. II, § 13. Relying on its longstanding test under Robertson v. City & County of Denver, 874 P.2d 325 (Colo. 1994), for examining challenges brought under § 13, the Court concluded that the legislation is a reasonable exercise of the police power that has neither the purpose nor effect of nullifying the right to bear arms in self-defense. Accordingly, the Court affirmed the Court of Appeals’ judgment.

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Related Topics

Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Colo. Const. art. II, § 13, Large-Capacity Magazines

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