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Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds (CO)
kcnc ^ | February 26, 2013 7:13 PM

Posted on 02/26/2013 8:49:22 PM PST by Red Steel

DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will support Rep. Rhonda Fields’ bill limiting rounds in gun magazines. The governor spoke with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd about the gun control issue on Tuesday.

Some felt the governor had been going back and forth on this issue. He admitted to Boyd it’s been a hard decision and he has waffled, but now he says if the legislature passes the bill he will sign it — even if it means losing 200 jobs.

Hickenlooper says he does not think the magazine manufacturer Magpul is bluffing when it says it will leave the state if the bill passes.

The governor insisted his decisions on the gun measures are not based on any pressure from Washington. While Vice President Joe Biden has called several state lawmakers, Hickenlooper told Boyd he hasn’t had anyone from the White House contact him.

The Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut influenced the governor’s position.

“You put yourself in the shoes of that principal and resource officer running for their lives and trying to save the kids and what’s in their minds; and him just flipping around and he’s got a 30-shot clip. He’s got two 30-shot clips taped together,” Hickenlooper said. “You’ve got to think, ‘Is the convenience of someone at a target range not having to change their clip quite so often worth the risk to citizens and people in their neighborhoods?’ ”

The governor has not decided if he will sign a bill banning concealed carry on college campuses, and he wouldn’t even comment on a bill being introduced Wednesday that would make gun retailers and manufacturers liable if their weapons are used in a crime.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; magpul; secondamendment
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And Magpul's response to this...

FR thread. Magpul Industries Corp. Facebook Announcement

"We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents' ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our... best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.

Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity AR/M4 magazines directly from Magpul, and will be given immediate flat-rate $5 shipping, bypassing our current order queue." ....

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1 posted on 02/26/2013 8:49:28 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Governor doesn’t even know the difference between clips and magazines. It just shows the absolute ignorance of these people who think they know so much more and are so much smarter than the rest of us are.

Governor, give up all your armed security for the rest of your life. Disarm your self and see how much safer you feel.

Idiot.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 8:52:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Red Steel

I don’t think Magpul is bluffing. They’re leaving CO. They should start a recall election on the way out.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:30 PM PST by ScottinSacto
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To: Red Steel
"He admitted lied to Boyd it’s been a hard decision and he has waffled,
4 posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:52 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Red Steel

The tree of liberty thirsts!


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:58 PM PST by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Red Steel

I never thought that I would live to see the day when so many people in the United States would prefer to live as slaves depending on the Government to wipe their asses rather than free and responsible men and women.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:58 PM PST by sport
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To: Red Steel

But will Hickenlooper make 250 million law abiding citizens criminal over night?

You can dismiss 200 law abiding citizens, but 250 million?


7 posted on 02/26/2013 9:03:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Red Steel

If every governor would sign mag cap bills, we’d never have another mass shooting. /s


8 posted on 02/26/2013 9:06:00 PM PST by umgud
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To: Red Steel
“You put yourself in the shoes of that principal and resource officer running for their lives and trying to save the kids and what’s in their minds; and him just flipping around and he’s got a 30-shot clip. He’s got two 30-shot clips taped together,” Hickenlooper said. “You’ve got to think, ‘Is the convenience of someone at a target range not having to change their clip quite so often worth the risk to citizens and people in their neighborhoods?”

If you actually cared about the kids you would acknowledge that had ANY law abiding person been allowed and had a gun in that school there would have been many fewer dead kids.

If you cared about the kids you'd be advocating for an end to the proven deadly concept of "gun free school zones".

You really only care about advancing the cause of an all powerful government by abrogating the Constitution.

9 posted on 02/26/2013 9:08:12 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Red Steel
“You’ve got to think, ‘Is the convenience of someone at a target range not having to change their clip quite so often worth the risk to citizens and people in their neighborhoods?’ ”

You can always count on representatives of the Democratic [sic] party to think up hypothetical examples to excuse further predations against the nation's civil rights.

10 posted on 02/26/2013 9:09:50 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Red Steel
I hope that given the dislocation to MagPul, I hope that they prosper in a location that respects and honors them.
11 posted on 02/26/2013 9:10:32 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ScottinSacto

Magpul will leave. I will to, sooner rather than later. I’ll be taking my six figure job with me. I won’t be the only one. Nice job Colorado, been a good run.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 9:10:43 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ScottinSacto

The D rep from 59th Colorado district, the Durango area, has been notified that a recall effort is underway against him. More may be coming.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 9:14:28 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Ok John, i promise i won’t buy, sell, or otherwise transfer any thirty round clips. Magazines on the other hand...


14 posted on 02/26/2013 9:14:39 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ScottinSacto
Chickenblooper oughta realize that any future campaign aspirations he has are gonna be much more expensive now than they might have been...
If there is any one group that has a long memory, its the firearms owners who have had to put up with politico's trying to take away their right to defend themselves from politioc's attempts at tyranny & disarming their constituency.
15 posted on 02/26/2013 9:14:45 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Red Steel

I wonder if any of the Enemedia will bother to ask this one, simple question:

“How will you enforce this law amongst the criminals who DON’T obey the laws already?”


16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:16:12 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: RandallFlagg

I want to know how they will round up a trillion mags?

They claim they can not round up 11 million illegals.
Hell, they just set illegals loose today while they clamp down on citizens.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 9:22:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Red Steel

My Brother lives in CO. He said the Guv WOULD NEVER go along with this crap. He actually thinks that even a Rat has principles.

I warned him, but he said it wasn’t possible in Colorado.

I shall call him tomorrow and gloat.

I will also tell him to order the maximum number of 30 Round AR-15 Magazines he can from Magpul. He doesn’t own an AR-15, BUT I SURE AS HELL DO.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 9:24:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline Under Construction, Use Alternate Sarcasm Until Further Notice)
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To: Red Steel
“You put yourself in the shoes of that principal and resource officer running for their lives and trying to save the kids and what’s in their minds; and him just flipping around and he’s got a 30-shot clip. He’s got two 30-shot clips taped together,” Hickenlooper said. “You’ve got to think,

Think? Naw, not Dems.

They'll just carry more mags and "tape" those together. Not 'clips' Hicken -- they are called magazines.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 9:25:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Without Obama on the top of the ticket, a lot of these legislators are going to find out what the true meaning of single issue voter.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 9:25:23 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: RandallFlagg
“How will you enforce this law amongst the criminals who DON’T obey the laws already?”

How will he enforce it against the formerly law abiding citizens who become criminals the moment he signs the bill?

21 posted on 02/26/2013 9:25:44 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: ScottinSacto
I don’t think Magpul is bluffing. They’re leaving CO. They should start a recall election on the way out.

Yep. And Coloradoans will still be able to buy high-cap magazines the same way they buy fireworks. Drive to Wyoming.

22 posted on 02/26/2013 9:26:20 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Red Steel

Support away traitor.

Don’t come crawling on my doorstep when TSHTF.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 9:27:10 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RandallFlagg

The drmocRAT politicians are mostly crimminal defense lawyers who seem to love the crimminals and hate the victims. No matter the government local, county, state, nationaal...The liberals love the crooks and hate us. The 2A was meant to stop or repress croks and tyrants. No wonder the crooks and democRATS want gun control.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 9:29:48 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: RandallFlagg

It won’t be enforced very well. They may get a couple here there over a period of time, but outside of Denver/Boulder and few other lib pockets, it will be very low on the totem poll.

And Colorado, the ‘new’ New York state of Rockies, is surrounded by states where standard capacity magazine will still be available. Check me if I’m wrong ...lets see - Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and New Mexico.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 9:33:38 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ThunderSleeps

I too have a six figure job and am contemplating leaving Colorado. If there were a Galt’s Gulch I’d move there, but the do-gooders have infected just about everywhere.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 9:35:30 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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27 posted on 02/26/2013 9:38:47 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel
It won’t be enforced very well. They may get a couple here there over a period of time, but outside of Denver/Boulder and few other lib pockets, it will be very low on the totem poll.

My impression of Colorado is that the only parts of the state that are "liberal" are Denver, Boulder, Aspen and Telluride.

Some other parts of the state -- like Pueblo -- aren't so much "liberal" as "Democrat". Because "they're for the working man"...

28 posted on 02/26/2013 9:47:39 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Red Steel

In After The Magazine Snobs...


29 posted on 02/26/2013 9:49:29 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I hope he has an “in” at the factory. Those things are like on nationwide backorder.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 9:54:02 PM PST by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: coloradan

I live in Colorado and have over six figure salary too. I can take my business with me. Looking at Wyoming or maybe work for Magpul!


31 posted on 02/26/2013 9:55:42 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: Red Steel

Gov. John Hickenlooper, you are a fool.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 9:56:01 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: 45semi

The ChickenChoker has just hit his Gl..Ass ceiling.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 10:03:18 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: snuffy smiff

Well, they said they would give CO Residents preference, so we’ll see.


34 posted on 02/26/2013 10:06:22 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline Under Construction, Use Alternate Sarcasm Until Further Notice)
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To: Red Steel

If you clowns hadn’t overplayed your hands on gun control, the economic control might have worked.

With States enacting unconstitutional restrictions, not possible at the Federal level, voters will unseat many a Democrat and chicken $hit RINOs.

2014 will see the wall against Obama rise long and wide.

Hey Hick!
Where in the hell do you thing all those 30 round magazines are going to go?


35 posted on 02/26/2013 10:19:22 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Red Steel

Can we just call Colorado “East California” now?


36 posted on 02/26/2013 10:28:20 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Gator113

Damn lucky for me I live in New York instead of Colorado////// This past weekend we had a gun support rally against Cuomo’s new “farce” of a gun law,approx 1000 people showed up in Olean NY.. Besides the Sheriffs from the 4 surrounding counties speaking to thier disregard for the new rules we also had the Sheriffs from Potter and McKean counties in Pa. speak to thier disregard to the farce,it was a very good day.


37 posted on 02/26/2013 10:30:29 PM PST by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Red Steel

Colo. is now no different from Ill.


38 posted on 02/26/2013 10:33:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel
"the Durango area..."

The Durango district elected a 'rat? No wonder why CO is LOST.

39 posted on 02/26/2013 10:39:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: heshtesh

That’s good news.


40 posted on 02/26/2013 10:41:07 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: MileHi
How will he enforce it against the formerly law abiding citizens who become criminals the moment he signs the bill?

It's going to be hard. My county Sheriff signed the letter saying he wouldn't enforce unConstitutional gun control laws so I think I will continue to buy 30 rd mags as often as I like. It's only an 1 1/2 drive to the WY border from here.

41 posted on 02/26/2013 10:45:45 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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This needs to be hollered from the mountaintops!

'If you’re the president, member of congress, govt. agent, etc, the only reason why anyone should listen to what you say, is because you exercise power via the Constitution'.

'If the Constitution doesn’t count, you don’t have any legitimate power, and should be (forcibly) removed for trying to exercise power you don’t possess'.

42 posted on 02/26/2013 10:49:07 PM PST by Cololeo (`)
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To: MtnClimber

“...The liberals love the crooks and hate us.”

Yeah, but now we are going to be the crooks.


43 posted on 02/26/2013 10:55:10 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: Red Steel
There are no dates of manufacture on magazines so if the ones that are already there are grandfathered in they will not be able to tell new from old.

This governor thinks that the hero principle and counselor at sandy nook were thinking about the magazine in the gun of the shooter??? I'd bet they were wishing the had an AR of their own in their hands with a high capacity magazine in those last few seconds. They died charging that crazy man trying to stop him with their bare hands. Too bad they were not equipped with the proper tools to stop him before he murdered more innocent children.

44 posted on 02/26/2013 11:00:08 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Red Steel

How far Colorado has fallen. Wasn’t CO a Red State only about ten years ago?


45 posted on 02/26/2013 11:07:52 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: oldenuff2no

Use the proper terminology as the Police do. It’s a ‘patrol rifle’ with a ‘standard issue’ magazine.


46 posted on 02/26/2013 11:08:28 PM PST by Cololeo (`)
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To: nutmeg
How far Colorado has fallen. Wasn’t CO a Red State only about ten years ago?

I read that the place has been infected with people who fled California after they destroyed that state with their Democrat votes and are now destroying Colorado the same way. They are moving eastward like locusts with STDs.

47 posted on 02/26/2013 11:32:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I read that the place has been infected with people who fled California after they destroyed that state with their Democrat votes and are now destroying Colorado the same way. They are moving eastward like locusts with STDs.

That must be what happened to Colorado... the invasion of the liberal Californian locusts. It's SO sad to see.

My husband and I were out there (just for vacation) back in October 2002... there were mid-term elections going on. The only liberal area in CO I remember then was Boulder.

Hubby and I stopped by several GOP offices... the Colorado Republicans were so happy and proud at how "Red" their state was, and they greatly pitied us because we lived in The People's Republik of Connecticut. They loved their Governor Bill Owens, who I think was very conservative. Everything gleaned from our conversations with CO Republicans led us to believe that Colorado would be conservative "forever".

It's very disturbing to see how far Colorado has fallen in just 10 short years...

48 posted on 02/26/2013 11:47:52 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: oldenuff2no
There are no dates of manufacture on magazines so if the ones that are already there are grandfathered in they will not be able to tell new from old.

If an authority insists that your magazine was bought after the effective date of the legislation, whip out ( or you feel compelled to) a copy of the pre-ban invoice/receipt for the "offending" magazines(s). Keep a copy of the pre-ban invoice in your wallet when out and about with the very very bad and liberal offending magazine(s).

However, in accordance with the would be Colorado "feel good" lib law, The onus of proving that the mag "is unlawful" is on the state.

49 posted on 02/27/2013 12:02:03 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: nutmeg
The People's Republik of Connecticut.

Now entering the People's Republik of Colorado.

50 posted on 02/27/2013 12:09:31 AM PST by Red Steel
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