In early 2014, the Democratic controlled Colorado legislature passed a number of anti-Second Amendment gun control laws. The laws were so restrictive and unjust that firearm related companies began moving out of the state. The Outdoor Channel cancelled 4 programs being filmed in Colorado.
Shortly after the laws were passed, 37 county sheriffs joined together to file a legal challenge to all of the anti-gun laws passed by the legislature. They contended that the new laws that set limits on magazine capacity and requiring background checks for all gun sales or transfers, including private ones, violate the Second Amendment. By the time the lawsuit was actually filed, the number of county sheriffs that signed onto the legal challenge grew from 37 to 54.
A year later, 55 of the state’s 62 county sheriffs have banded together to tell the state legislature and governor that they refuse to enforce the state’s gun-control laws, especially the one restricting magazine capacity. The sheriffs say that not only are the laws unconstitutional but they are also unenforceable.