Among the many failures by Democrats in the just concluded legislative session will soon be a bill Gov. Polis signed into law just weeks ago raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase a firearm.

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Wednesday that banning gun sales to adults under 21 is a Second Amendment violation and unconstitutional.

According to the Associated Press, the ruling states that “many of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are granted at the age of 18, including the right to vote, enlist in the military without parental permission and serve on a federal jury.”

“If the Court were to exclude 18-to-20-year-olds from the Second Amendment’s protection, it would impose limitations on the Second Amendment that do not exist with other constitutional guarantees,” Payne wrote.


“Because the statutes and regulations in question are not consistent with our Nation’s history and tradition, they, therefore, cannot stand,” he wrote.

Coloradans can enlist in the military at the age of 18 and carry a weapon and become law enforcement officers, but other 18-20 year-olds would be denied the constitutional right.

Such laws never stood a chance of surviving a court challenge, and a lawsuit has already been filed against Colorado’s new law.

We say good riddance.

Too often when Democrats preach of reforms, what they really mean is their major contributors, chief among them trial lawyers, have found a way to profit from someone’s misery.

Polis also signed a bill into law this session making it easier for lawyers to sue gun makers if a crime occurs using a car firearm manufactured in one of their factories.

That’s Democrats’ idea of gun reform.

If Colorado operated under a truth in labeling law, so many of their measures would simply be called Get Rich Scheme for Lawyers to Challenge Silly Bill that (insert silly bill).

Not only were Colorado taxpayers on the hook to pay for lawyers to help create this unconstitutional law, now they will have to pay lawyers to defend, then dismantle it.