Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff John Cooke won’t enforce new state gun measures expected to be signed into law by Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper, arguing the proposed firearms restrictions give a “false sense of security.”
State lawmakers approved an expansion of background checks on firearm purchases last week, along with a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines.
Both measures are awaiting the expected approval of the governor.
Cooke said Democrats in the state legislature are uninformed and scrambling in response to the Aurora movie theater shooting and other recent tragedies.
“They’re feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable,” he told the news outlet.