Boulder

Boulder passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-2A nonprofit vows to sue individual councilmembers

The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning “assault weapons” and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers. In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she disagreed with the ordinance “in many ways,” saying it would invite a flood of litigation — despite voting for it. The city defines assault weapons as “semi-automatic firearms designed with military features to allow rapid spray firing for the quick and efficient killing of humans.” Included in the definition are “all semiautomatic action rifles with a detachable magazine with a capacity of twenty-one or more rounds,” as well as “semiautomatic shotguns with a folding stock or a magazine capacity of more than six rounds or both.” Those possessing assault weapons already can keep them under the law, but owning bump stocks and high-capacity magazines will be become illegal in July. Certain law enforcement and military personnel are exempted from the ordinance. During the public comment period for the legislation, the nonprofit Mountain States Legal Foundation promised to sue the city for “violations of the Second, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” as well as the Colorado Constitution, Fox’s KDVR-TV reported. A staff attorney for the group, Cody Wisniewski, said that individual councilmembers would be named in the lawsuit, according to the network. Lawsuits generally cannot be directed personally at individual lawmakers for their official actions in legislative sessions, but naming elected officials in civil actions against the government is often acceptable as long as plaintiffs are not seeking to hold lawmakers personally liable for allegedly unconstitutional conduct. The nonprofit’s threat of legal action apparently did not come as a surprise to members of the city council, who said they anticipated complications. “We’re going to see a lot of court cases coming before us,” Councilwoman Mirabai Nagle said despite voting for the ordinance, according to Colorado Public Radio. “I think that we’re going to spend a lot of time and money. It’s not that lives aren’t worth that, but I think that there was a better way of going about this. “I don’t agree with this ordinance in many ways,” Nagle added. “It’s not perfect.” The proposed ordinance led to protests last week, with some pro-Second Amendment activists carrying long guns openly in the streets, according to local reports. The Boulder City Council tweeted Tuesday that it would soon consider additional amendments to the ordinance, such as raising the age to buy a firearm.

And this is the latest in the fascist, anti-gun People’s Republic of Boulder, Colorado…where fascist, extreme liberal, political correctness has gone crazy.  You can bet these brazenly unconstitutional measures WILL be challenged in the courts.  Unreal..

Boulder Becomes Sanctuary City to ‘Defy Trump’

The affluent region of Boulder, Colorado has declared itself a “sanctuary city,” to shield illegal immigrants from federal agents ahead of President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Boulder city council members said their effort to reaffirm their sanctuary status was intended to reassure illegal immigrants in the area that they would be protected, according to the Daily Camera. “We are sending a message of reassurance to people,” said Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones. Boulder is so persistent on shielding illegal immigrants from the law that it has configured exactly how the City would operate, should a President Trump cut federal funding for noncompliance. “Over the years, we’ve certainly had to deal with dips of that kind,” Executive Budget Officer Peggy Bunzli told the Daily Camera. The Camera reported that the move by Boulder officials was done to give the appearance that the region is “defying Trump” on his immigration plans, where he is expected to crack-down on sanctuary cities and illegal hiring of foreign workers. Under the Boulder’s city council sanctuary policy, officials are prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials and local law enforcement is not allowed to hold suspects solely based on their immigration status. Similar policies have led to administrative chaos in other regions of the county. In Philadelphia last year, a Dominican national accused of child rape was freed by local law enforcement officials because they refused to hold him in detention until federal immigration authorities could take the case over..

Boulder County town rejects drilling ban in latest defeat for Colo. anti-fracking forces

The oil and gas industry, under siege from OPEC and the climate-change movement, notched a much-needed win late Tuesday in an unlikely location: liberal Boulder County, Colorado. The board of trustees of Erie, Colorado, which straddles Boulder and Weld counties, voted 4-3 to reject an “emergency” one-year moratorium on new drilling permits within the town’s borders over concerns that the measure would send an anti-business signal and result in costly lawsuits. Instead, trustees said they would work on crafting memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Encana Oil and Gas and Anadarko Petroleum to address community concerns about noise, truck traffic and setbacks from housing.

Wow..   I must be in the Twilight Zone..  Glad to see that even in Boulder County, every once in a while they get it right.   🙂