Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Goes on Offense in Legal Action
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ Motions for a Temporary Restraining Order in Case against 18 to 20-Year-Old Gun Ban.
Thursday, August 03, 2023
DENVER, CO – Today, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners [RMGO] filed a Temporary Restraining Order [TRO] against SB23-169, as the law goes into effect on Monday, August 7th. SB23-169 denies the constitutionally protected right to purchase, own, and possess a firearm to legal adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty,
Members of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners joined as plaintiffs and filed this lawsuit in federal court before the ink was dry on the Governor’s desk – challenging the constitutionality of the newly enacted law, arguing that their right to keep and bear arms are being directly infringed upon by over-reaching politicians in Denver.
“We are disappointed it has come to this, but we won’t give up fighting for our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Taylor Rhodes, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. “It is critical to ensure Colorado’s latest gun control scheme never sees the light of day and never affects any peaceable adult. We are filing this TRO to accomplish just that,” Rhodes continued.
RMGO filed a Preliminary Injunction on June 7th, but that motion has yet to be decided, forcing RMGO to file a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order to obtain immediate relief for RMGO members and the named plaintiffs.
RMGO and its members are funding the lawsuit, challenging their constitutionality in light of the recent Supreme Court decision NYSRPA v. Bruen.
In the Bruen case, the Supreme Court rejected “intermediate scrutiny” – the cost/benefit analysis framework that allowed lower courts to rule against the Second Amendment – and established that the standard for applying the Second Amendment is the text, history, and tradition of the right to keep and bear arms; thereby invalidating the lower court rulings’ justification for gun control.
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is a 501(c)(4) organization headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, with a mission to hold politicians accountable and achieve maximum liberty for an individual to defend themselves, their family, and their property without having to ask the government for permission to do so. Since its founding in 1996, RMGO has led the fight against anti-gun politicians with the support of more than 200,000 members and grassroots activists statewide.