Today, a George W. Bush appointed judge ruled in favor of the state of Colorado's 2013 gun legislation and against some 40 to 50 Colorado county sheriffs and gun advocates:

A federal judge on Thursday upheld Colorado gun restrictions that limit the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks on firearms sold online and between private parties.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said in her ruling that both laws are constitutional and that they don't infringe on individuals' right to bear arms.


For John Morse and Angela Giron - two Colorado state senators who lost their seats because they did the right thing and voted in favor of gun safety - it must be a satisfying ruling.

Morse & Giron are those rare public servants who voted their conscience knowing they could pay a political price.

Thankfully they are being recognized for their political courage:

Boston MA –The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students.  Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead the passage of new gun safety measures.  Wolman will be honored during the May 4, 2014 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He will also receive a $10,000 award for his first-place essay.

Originally posted to We Shall Overcome on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 03:09 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Firearms Law and Policy, Colorado COmmunity, and Good News.

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