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Sheriff Taylor: Gun laws tough to enforce

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Apr 11 2013 06:13:50 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 11 2013 11:55:33 PM CDT

Sheriff Kirk Taylor: Gun laws tough to enforce

PUEBLO, Colo. -

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor says regardless of whether he agrees with the new gun legislation, it's his job to enforce it. He says the laws will be hard to enforce and will not keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

"I think the frustration that I'm having and my fellow sheriffs I know are having is, how do we enforce these laws," Taylor said.

It's a question plaguing law enforcement and gun owners across the state: How do you ban people from carrying magazines with more than 15 rounds?

"I've had them. They're grandfathered in. Prove I just bought them," said Steve Worley, a member of the National Rifle Association.

Taylor says he likely won't join other Colorado sheriffs who are filing a lawsuit. "We haven't seen the issues they're going to file the lawsuit on, nobody has. So until I see those in an executive summary and get comfortable with those issues, I won't make a decision," he said.

"I wish Sheriff Taylor would have come out and stood up like Sheriff Maketa did. I think he is an outstanding person and for standing up for people's rights," Worley said.

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has been very vocal that he's against these gun bills and is one of the sheriffs involved in the lawsuit.

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