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Where Things Stand: Gun Lobby Suit Successfully Blocked Assault Weapon Ban In Boulder Earlier This Month

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TOPSHOT - People support each other as they pay tribute on March 23, 2021, to the 10 victims of a shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. - Colorado police on March 23, 2021, said a 21-year-old... TOPSHOT - People support each other as they pay tribute on March 23, 2021, to the 10 victims of a shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. - Colorado police on March 23, 2021, said a 21-year-old man has been charged with 10 counts of murder, a day after a mass shooting at a grocery store in the city of Boulder. "This suspect has been identified as Ahmad Alissa, 21," Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold told a news conference. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 24, 2021 12:53 p.m.

And 10 days later: A mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglass massacre in 2018, the city of Boulder passed landmark legislation banning the possession of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines within the municipality. The city law was challenged with aggressive legal action from gun-rights activists, including the Colorado State Shooting Association and the local chapter of the National Rifle Association.

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