Skip to comments.Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds (CO)
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 its 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 hasnt had anyone from the White House contact him.
The Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut influenced the governors position.
You put yourself in the shoes of that principal and resource officer running for their lives and trying to save the kids and whats in their minds; and him just flipping around and hes got a 30-shot clip. Hes got two 30-shot clips taped together, Hickenlooper said. Youve 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 wouldnt even comment on a bill being introduced Wednesday that would make gun retailers and manufacturers liable if their weapons are used in a crime.
"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." ....
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.
I don’t think Magpul is bluffing. They’re leaving CO. They should start a recall election on the way out.
The tree of liberty thirsts!
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.
But will Hickenlooper make 250 million law abiding citizens criminal over night?
You can dismiss 200 law abiding citizens, but 250 million?
If every governor would sign mag cap bills, we’d never have another mass shooting. /s
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.
Youve 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.
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.
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.
Ok John, i promise i won’t buy, sell, or otherwise transfer any thirty round clips. Magazines on the other hand...
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?”
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.
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.
Think? Naw, not Dems.
They'll just carry more mags and "tape" those together. Not 'clips' Hicken -- they are called magazines.
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.
How will he enforce it against the formerly law abiding citizens who become criminals the moment he signs the bill?
Yep. And Coloradoans will still be able to buy high-cap magazines the same way they buy fireworks. Drive to Wyoming.
Support away traitor.
Don’t come crawling on my doorstep when TSHTF.
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.
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.
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.
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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"...
In After The Magazine Snobs...
I hope he has an “in” at the factory. Those things are like on nationwide backorder.
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!
Gov. John Hickenlooper, you are a fool.
The ChickenChoker has just hit his Gl..Ass ceiling.
Well, they said they would give CO Residents preference, so we’ll see.
If you clowns hadnt 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.
Where in the hell do you thing all those 30 round magazines are going to go?
Can we just call Colorado “East California” now?
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.
Colo. is now no different from Ill.
The Durango district elected a 'rat? No wonder why CO is LOST.
That’s good news.
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.
'If youre 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 doesnt count, you dont have any legitimate power, and should be (forcibly) removed for trying to exercise power you dont possess'.
“...The liberals love the crooks and hate us.”
Yeah, but now we are going to be the crooks.
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.
How far Colorado has fallen. Wasn’t CO a Red State only about ten years ago?
Use the proper terminology as the Police do. It’s a ‘patrol rifle’ with a ‘standard issue’ magazine.
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...
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.
Now entering the People's Republik of Colorado.