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Weld Cnty sheriff refuses to enforce some gun laws

3:03 PM, Mar 17, 2013   |    comments
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he won't enforce two gun-control measures waiting to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Cooke tells The Greeley Tribune that Democratic lawmakers are scrambling after recent mass shootings in the country, and the bills are "feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable."

One bill expands background checks on firearm purchases, and the other limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.

Cooke says the bill requiring a $10 background check to legally transfer a gun wouldn't keep firearms out of the hands of those who use them for violence. And the other bill will technically ban all magazines because of a provision that outlaws any magazine that can be altered. He says all magazines can be altered to a higher capacity.

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