With President Barack Obama visiting Colorado to discuss gun control, some of the state's sheriffs are speaking out against more restrictions.
With President Barack Obama visiting Colorado to discuss gun control, some of the state’s sheriffs are speaking out against more restrictions.
Justin Smith of Larimer County was among sheriffs who gathered near where the president is meeting with law enforcement and community leaders Wednesday. The sheriffs are slamming new regulations Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed into law as unconstitutional.
Obama is trying to put pressure on Congress to pass federal gun control legislation.
Smith dismissed Obama’s visit as “a slap in the face to all Coloradans.”
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