BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boulder City Council has voted unanimously to ban the sale or possession of assault weapons.

Boulder City Council (credit: CBS)

Late Tuesday night the council voted unanimously ban the sale and possession of assault weapons in the city. It also outlaws high capacity magazines, those with 10 or more rounds, and bump stocks.

A bump stock installed on an AR-15 rifle (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Owners of the magazines and bump stocks will have until July 15 to dispose or sell them.

Assault weapons owners will have until the end of the year to get a certificate proving prior ownership if they want to keep the firearms.

The only exceptions will be for law enforcement, governmental officers and military personnel.

Last month hundreds of advocates for gun rights staged a protest in Boulder over the proposal.

Attorneys stated during the public comment period of the city council meeting that they plan to challenge the ban in court.

  1. First of all, define what an assault weapon is. The people need to know what the blank you are referring to. If you mean to say that you are banning “assault style” weapons then you are getting away with something you should not be allow to. An assault weapon is a fully automatic firing type of weapon. keywords FULLY AUTOMATIC. let me tell you, there is not a person in this world who can squeeze a trigger and fire a round faster than a buffer spring can fire a round. There is a difference between a rifle or gun, and a FIREARM. Also, a firearm is listed as a fully automatic gun, such as a machine gun. a sawed off double barrel shotgun, a grenade of any type, and of course a bomb. But a rifle or a handgun IS NOT a firearm. Therefore, there is no need to register it, nor should it be banned. The common person better make themselves aware of the BS these folks are feeding…!

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