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Colorado: First Wave of Anti-Gun Legislation Officially Introduced in Denver

Friday, February 8, 2013

Earlier this week, a comprehensive gun control package aimed at disarming and criminalizing law-abiding citizens was unveiled in Denver.  While not all the proposals have been introduced, below is some of the drafted legislation that serves to punish the lawful and ignore criminals’ misuse of firearms:

  • House Bill 1224:  Would ban the sale, transfer or possession of a magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.  Those who currently own magazines that hold more than ten rounds would be able to keep them in their possession, but would be unable to sell or transfer themFurthermore, any magazine larger than ten rounds that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date of HB 1224 must include a serial number and date of assembly.  Not only will this increase the cost of magazines, it could force law-abiding citizens who currently possess unmarked magazines larger than ten rounds to produce evidence that they possessed the magazines before the ban was enacted.
  • House Bill 1226:  Would overturn the state Supreme Court ruling that decisively concluded that individuals who obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit cannot be denied their right to carry a firearm for self-defense on college campuses.   This bill will only create more failed “gun-free zones” that are so often the target of criminals and madmen.
  • House Bill 1228:  Would saddle law-abiding gun owners by imposing an undetermined fee (gun tax) for undergoing a background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck system.  The CBI InstaCheck program is failing in its duties and cannot process or handle the volume of checks seen in the last few months.  Recently, the Colorado Legislature denied a $500,000 request from CBI to expedite the backlog of checks.  Instead, HB 1228 would punish gun owners by forcing them to pay for a defunct program that blatantly impedes their constitutional right.
  • House Bill 1229:  Would criminalize the private transfer of all firearms, even between certain family members!  Under HB 1229, you will be forced to undergo a criminal investigation if you wish to purchase a firearm from certain family members, friends and co-workers.  This system can only be enforced with gun registration.  And, as we know from experiences in California, Canada and Australia, gun registration enables gun confiscation—only from honest citizens—since criminals are not subject to registration or submit to criminal investigations.

More legislation is expected to be introduced within the coming days, so please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for updates on the status of your firearms freedoms in the Centennial State.

It is imperative that you contact your state legislators TODAY and express your opposition to these restrictive and discriminatory gun control measures and any proposed legislation that would infringe upon your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

For help identifying your elected state officials and their contact information, please click here.

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