"It felt like a no-brainer to propose this," Grano said. "Each time we have a shooting, it is a reminder of the fact that we are failing miserably at protecting our citizens. ... It's time for municipalities to take the lead on this, and while just the city of Boulder alone, with our 100,000 people, may not move the needle, if other municipalities follow suit and this becomes a national trend, that'd be really important."
She added: "We believe that it's constitutionally defensible to have an assault weapons ban. Denver has had one for a long time. Coupling it with high-capacity magazine bans is important ... and bump stock bans are being considered in municipalities across the country as well, because, of course, they can convert (non-assault) weapons into assault weapons."