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Colorado: The Future of Your Rights is Being Deliberated in Denver Today

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today is an incredibly important day in determining the future of the Second Amendment in Colorado.  As of this writing, the state Senate is currently debating several anti-gun bills that, if passed and enacted into law, would disenfranchise and criminalize law-abiding citizens and severely inhibit your inherent right to self-defense.  This is the final debate that will take place before a final vote in the state Senate to determine whether or not these unconstitutional measures pass.  See below to view the misguided legislation that is presently being considered:

  • House Bill 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds.
  • House Bill 1226 – Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus.
  • House Bill 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm.
  • House Bill 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm (Passed its second reading on the Senate floor)
  • Senate Bill 196 – Holds all manufacturers, distributors and owners of common rifles and shotguns they produce, sell or use, liable if that gun is misused to harm another person.  The definition of an "assault weapon" subject to liability in SB 196 includes a single shot or double-barreled shotgun and any break-open rifle as well as every semi-automatic rifle and shotgun.  This is a backdoor to banning legal firearms and is in direct violation of the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Stay tuned to for further details upon the conclusion of today’s floor debate.



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