Skip to comments.Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit
Posted on 06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT by Innovative
A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges.
The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers.
After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished the ability to defend oneself.
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It is always a toss-up for Federal Judges to rule on what the meaning of “...Shall Not Be Infringed” actually means.
A Dubya appointee !
Krieger, Marcia S. Born 1954 in Denver, CO
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 10, 2001, to a seat vacated by Daniel B. Sparr. Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 2002, and received commission on January 30, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Colorado, 1994-2002
Lewis and Clark College, B.A., 1975
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1979
Private practice, Colorado, 1976-1994
Adjunct lecturer, University of Colorado, 1999-2001
Simple. Don’t comply.
2A trumps it.
“A Dubya appointee !”
I just looked it up myself.
I guess Bush has no way of knowing her real attitudes, as she served on a bankruptcy court before.
“Prior to her appointment in 2002, she served on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and as its Chief Judge from 2000 to 2002.”
Appointed September 10, 2001, no less....
Drop her off out East Colfax some hot Saturday night without a cell phone, money, or ID and see how many rounds she’d want in her magazine...
The Bankruptcy Court appointment would’ve been Presidential, so that earlier position would’ve made her a Clintonista in 1994.
Not a presidential appointment, not even a presidential nomination. Bankruptcy judges are selected by judges already in the federal court system. 28 USC 152 - Appointment of bankruptcy judges.
As a group, judges are one of the most hostile toward the right to keep and bear arms, and judges (as a group) are also blatantly dishonest in rendering their decisions and opinions. But, even though they are as corrupt as the Mafia, they are also as powerful.
Because it is RIGHTS of the Constitution we are discussing here, the intent has been distorted. It should be that "There is no evidence that proves that it is the 16th or greater bullet that poses the threat to innocent life." Therefore this limitation on magazine count is unproven, invalid and moot.
Really, what difference does it make who appointed her? All judges today are products of a corrupt education system.
Federal judges now act as Roman governors, overseeing the local kingdoms. They act as potentates of the emperor reigning in the locals to prevent them from straying to far away from the emperor’s agenda.
There should be no limit on an individual’s right to defend himself from a tyrannical government!
Or against tyrannical judges?
Let’s play the Marcia Krieger game!
‘Marcia Krieger is a _ _ _ _!’
(Fill in the blanks)
... in case you were wondering ...
Thanks for the clarification on the selection method. You’re quite right about the judiciary, one reason why they need to be made far more accountable for their actions (and that there should be avenues to overturn their blatantly unconstitutional rulings when necessary).
Can they appeal?
Looks more and more likely that civil disobedence is going to become very popular.
The established system is supposed to do that, but congress if feckless. Massive, peaceful civil disobedience can work. See Ghandi. The vast majority of people keep order without being hemmed in by laws.