09/18/2013 04:47 pm ET

Colorado Gun Lobby Sues Gov. John Hickenlooper Over New Gun Control Laws

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado's largest state-based gun lobby, has filed a lawsuit against Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) over the gun control measures he signed into law earlier this year.

"Rocky Mountain Gun Owners will fight to keep the constitutional rights of Coloradans intact by challenging these laws on every front," Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners said in a statement.

The lawsuit was filed in District Court on Sept. 4, according to The Denver Post, and claims that the gun control laws that were enacted this year in Colorado -- including universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers and a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines -- are unconstitutional.

"Last week, gun rights supporters beat two anti-gun senators at the ballot box," a post on RMGO's Facebook page reads. "Now, RMGO is looking to beat the gun-grabbers in court."

The RMGO statement references last week's historic recall -- the first ever recall election in state history -- of both Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) over their support of the state's new gun laws.

This is the second lawsuit filed against Hickenlooper over Colorado's new comprehensive gun control laws. 55 Colorado sheriffs filed a lawsuit against the governor just last May.



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