A lead plaintiff to overturn the law, which takes effect in January, is 20-year-old Tyler Faye, a member of the CU Boulder Shooting Sports club. He joined the lawsuit because the city’s new ordinance raises the age for legal firearm ownership from 18 to 21.
“Boulder is clearly discriminating against students who live within city limits and is preventing us from exercising our constitutionally protected rights,”
“By focusing on age, instead of on criminals, Boulder is preventing law-abiding college students, like myself, from defending themselves and their homes,” he said. “It was important to me to stand up for all of the young adults in Boulder and represent to the country just how wrong this is.”
“The students most affected by the Boulder City ordinance are the ones on the shooting team, members of gun clubs, and any student who is a legal firearm owner with the city limits. However, it’s not just these students who are having their rights taken away, but all students,” said CU Boulder junior Barrett Barker,
The Boulder City Council recently voted unanimously to approve the ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines. This was the city’s attempt to rid the area of what they consider militaristic weapons, such as AR-15s. All citizens who bought these weapons prior to the vote will be required to register with the Boulder Police Department and keep the registry with the weapon at all times.