A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Colorado attorneys defended the state's new gun restrictions against a lawsuit to overturn them, saying the laws balance Second Amendment rights and public safety concerns.
But attorney Richard Westfall, who is representing gun rights advocates, says the laws are based on emotion and not data to prove they are effective. He argues the laws violate the Second Amendment.
The comments came Monday in Denver federal court during opening arguments of a two-week trial. The laws in question, which took effect July 1, limit the size of ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and expand background checks to firearm sales online and private sellers.
Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove noted the laws were a response to mass shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater and Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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