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Colorado’s magazine-limit bill further reaching than opponents imagined
The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2013 | Greg Campbell

Posted on 03/16/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

Colorado Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, whose bill to ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds ignited an ongoing firestorm of protest and which could cost the state jobs if a manufacturer of such equipment makes good on its promise to move to another state, didn’t realize that her bill would outlaw practically every magazine currently for sale in the state.

That’s because the bill specifies that magazines that can be “readily converted” to hold more than 15 bullets will also be outlawed.

Practically every magazine on the market can be easily converted with readily available extenders, as demonstrated in a video posted by John Caldera, the president of the libertarian Independence Institute.

Caldera demonstrates the ease with which the standard 15-round magazine for his Glock 19 pistol can be converted to hold 17 rounds by removing the base plate and installing the extender. Practically all magazines have removable base plates so that they can be cleaned.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guns
Fields told 9News that she had no idea her bill would effectively ban nearly all magazines with removable base plates for which extenders are made.

She said still supports the bill as drafted.

She created a law without understanding the consequences - but it's OK, because she meant well.

1 posted on 03/16/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Not only that, but all existing magazines over 15 rounds become the property of the government upon the death of the current owner.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 10:42:07 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Rhonda Fields should be arrested and tried for violating the Second Amendment rights of Coloradans.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 10:43:39 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Wow, who knew.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You don’t have to be committed to the death of the Republic to be a Democrat.

But it helps.


5 posted on 03/16/2013 10:45:16 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ109iYdrI8

Large capacity Magazine propaganda is a lie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ109iYdrI8


6 posted on 03/16/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

So it is okay if some crazed looney Ritalin-baked up privileged ADHD kid grabs momma’s Glock with 15round clip and kills 15 toddlers, it’s okay...just as long as he doesn’t get hold of one of them that has a 2 round extender on it.

What the hell is the difference between 5 round, 10 round, 15 round, or even a hundred rounds? These massacres work because no matter how you conjure, predict, or prevent (sizes), these crazies (and you must not forget criminal gangbanders and that mac-daddy 10 keepin his ‘hood’ real) find a way.

In short, they are unconventional and unpredictable. YOu cannot stop them unless you are prepared to make ammo and weapon production illegal, confiscate ALL guns, even the police and military and pose heavy heavy sentences (i.e., death) on violation.

Even then, this crazy little shit of the future will steal a school bus and drive it through the front door of a school at 90 miles an hour and trample dozens of children.

It is just not possible to predict.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Elections have consequences and so does complacency. Coloradoans grew comfortable voting for Democrats believing these "rugged, western, Colorado-style" Democrats would never touch their guns.

Oops. Looks like they were wrong. Now they're reaping what they have sown. We'll have to wait and see if they've got the stomach for some payback in 2014.

8 posted on 03/16/2013 10:49:45 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Fields told 9News that she had no idea her bill would effectively ban nearly all magazines with removable base plates for which extenders are made.

“I’m just hearing about that now,” she told the news station. “Our focus was on the number of bullets you can put in a magazine.”

She said still supports the bill as drafted.

I don't know when this 9News interview took place, but I was at the Capitol when this bill was being debated in the Senate committee. Several witnesses, including the owner of MagPul, testified to this very fact; that nearly all magazines would be considered "easily convertible".

Now, granted, Fields "serves" in the House and not the Senate, but if she is saying "this is the first she's heard about it", she's either lying, or she's incompetent at her job.

9 posted on 03/16/2013 10:50:50 AM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Shall not be infringed”


10 posted on 03/16/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Where the heck are we going, and what are we doing in this handbasket???)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

thiS happens when you vote for democrats.


11 posted on 03/16/2013 10:52:23 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Washi

Well, incompetence and lying are certainly unusual for Democrats, right?


12 posted on 03/16/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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"She created a law without understanding the consequences - but it's OK, because she meant well."

Sometimes you have to pass a law to see what's in it. < /pelosi>

13 posted on 03/16/2013 10:56:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

They are highly competent liars, but I get your point.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 10:57:48 AM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Mass shootings have a lot more to do with the fact that it is illegal to teach "Thous shalt not kill" in government schools than the amount of ammunition a firearm can hold.
15 posted on 03/16/2013 11:06:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“I’m hoping that people will just comply with the law.”

Yeah, like they do now. Stupid cow! She gets to make laws, while future Madame President Sarah Palin is shut out. Welcome to Acirema, land of the backward.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 11:07:45 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We have a winner here!


17 posted on 03/16/2013 11:12:17 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Certainly this will also apply to all SWAT officers and other LEOs, too, if it’s fair for the sheeple.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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No, they will have MRAP’s and drones, the better to cow the serfs.


19 posted on 03/16/2013 11:16:08 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Drew68

“We’ll have to wait and see if they’ve got the stomach for some payback in 2014.”

2014 will be interesting. I just wonder if Colorado has reached the tipping point.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 11:19:45 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I’m sorry....but.....what the hell makes anyone think...

that these leftists didn’t or don’t ‘realize’ what is actually in the bills they propose and what the far-reaching results will be?

Seriously.

They know damned well what’s in the bill.

Isn’t it time for those of us on the right to grasp the reality that all of this leftist intrusion upon our freedoms is quite deliberate and quite intentional?


22 posted on 03/16/2013 11:26:12 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: XenaLee

Yes, they would be our Lords, and have us be their serfs.

And a majority of voters are willing to sell their birthright - their God given liberties - for a bowl of porridge.


23 posted on 03/16/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Has Magpul made a decision on a move yet?


24 posted on 03/16/2013 11:39:55 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Bill Maher made a comment Friday that his benefactor and hero Barack Obama should sit up and take notice of.

Speaking about the taxes the rich pay particularly in California, the host of HBO's Real Time said, "Liberals - you could actually lose me" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

From newsbusters.

25 posted on 03/16/2013 11:43:30 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Head guy for Magpul said he would move if they passed this. Pol’s said he was bluffing. But Magpul Industries Corp was founded in 1999 by Richard M. Fitzpatrick, a Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance.

My take is Mr. Fitzpatrick does not bluff.


26 posted on 03/16/2013 11:44:07 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I’ll put $5 on MagPull leaving, too.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Greatest Power The Corrupt, Criminal US Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: Trteamer

I guess they too have to be shipped out of state or hidden.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 10:51:21 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Rumor has it that Magpul is looking at the indsutrial park in Cheyenne. Makes sense so their employees could carpool up I-25 while they make arrangements to move. They should run a “Freedom Bus” every day and decorate it with anti-Democrat slogans.... :)


29 posted on 03/17/2013 3:44:56 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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