Institute makes 2nd Amendment presentation in Glenwood Springs tonight |

Institute makes 2nd Amendment presentation in Glenwood Springs tonight

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Independence Institute will host a presentation tonight about Colorado and the Second Amendment with David Kopel, Independence Institute research director and adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law.

The presentation is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, in the Devereux Room of the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Special guests include Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith. The three are among the 54 Colorado sheriffs who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit concerning two of the gun bills passed during this year’s Colorado legislative session.

Their suit asserts that the law limiting gun magazines to 15 rounds and the law that requires background checks for all transfers and sales of firearms are unconstitutional.

Many Colorado county sheriffs have also said the gun laws are vague and unenforceable. Cooke earlier this year was widely quoted as saying he doesn’t intend to even attempt to enforce the laws.

In addition to the 54 sheriffs, there are 21 plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including the Independence Institute, the Colorado Outfitters Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Tickets are $5 per person, and seating is limited. Advance ticket may be purchased online at

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