A U.S. District Court judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, barring the town of Superior from enforcing a recently enacted ordinance against certain types of assault weapons. Stopped.
The ordinance passed in June also restricts the possession and discharge of firearms, the possession and sale of illegal weapons and the carrying of concealed weapons.
In a statement released on social media Friday, RMGO Executive Director Taylor Rhodes called the temporary restraining order “a huge win for gun rights in the state of Colorado.” A gun ownership group is also suing the town.
“Today’s judge confirmed what we already knew to be true, that under the Second Amendment and the Braun decision, the Town of Superior has no leg to stand on,” Rhodes’ statement continued. Stayed.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Braun decision struck down a New York state law requiring gun owners to show “good cause” to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm in public. .
Although the district court found that “the balance of harm and the public interest” favored denying the restraining order, stating that “the government generally has a substantial interest in protecting the public, and in this case it apparently did.” has attempted to do so. By ensuring that anyone who openly carries a firearm does so only after obtaining the proper license,” Judge Raymond Moore said in his case on behalf of the gun owner group. ordered the ban for establishing a “likelihood of prevailing on the merits”. against the city.
The court noted several additional criteria that the group’s motion did not meet, denying additional portions of their request and postponing a preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for Aug. 4 in Denver.
Top officials were unable to comment pending litigation. The next town board of trustees meeting is scheduled for Monday evening, with an executive session on the agenda.