(CBS4) – Neighboring gun shops like Longmont are preparing for spillover after council members have passed some coordinated gun control measures in some cities in Boulder County.
Marine Corps Veteran Mike Morris has grown his business for six years — Warriors Revolution Tactical.
“It was a lot of work and many years were spent on it,” he said.
He has seen many things during that time and has adapted to changes in the law. But new ordinances in neighboring cities, including a ban on offensive weapons.
“Most of what we sell probably falls into their definition of what an assault weapon is,” he said.
If Longmont passed a similar city law, he says, it would be more than his business could handle.
“The concern is probably that we have to move. We’ll have to leave Boulder County,” Morris said.
Owners of other gun shops, CBS4, say they share similar feelings and are preparing for their own discussions.
“Bring someone who has knowledge of firearms and doesn’t just reverse the same thing that someone else is saying in the proceedings,” he said.
At Boulder, where six different gun ordinances were passed on Tuesday night, attention was paid to how to respond. And the concern of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment is the focus of the Center for Maintaining Armed Rights. This is a division of the Mountain National Legal Foundation that fought against the city’s previous gun control ordinance. Directed by Cody Wisniewski.
“We had our previous proceedings based on a violation of the Federal Constitution of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment. () The protected right to retain and bear the right to arm-it remains the same, so the preemptive law remains in Colorado. Therefore, we will consider these ordinances as they affect the rights of those who are constitutionally protected, “said Wisniewski.
Morris says that if city leaders listen, they believe there is something to add to the discussion.
“No one asks people with such backgrounds to come to the table and discuss what we can do,” he said.
The Longmont City Council has nothing about the gun rights set on the agenda of the public conference. A city spokesperson says the councilor and mayor are planning to talk about this issue at a pre-sessional meeting next Tuesday.