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Colorado governor to sign into law gun measures on magazine limits, expanded background checks
WaPo ^ | March 18, 2013

Posted on 03/18/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT by Red Steel

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation Wednesday that sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearms, marking a Democratic victory in a state where gun ownership is a treasured right and Second Amendment debate has played out in the wake of two mass shootings.

The measures proposed are some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and their passage comes after weeks of tense legislative battles. Republicans and gun rights supporters put up a major fight against the measures in this politically moderate state, while Democrats made them the centerpieces of a package of legislative proposals drafted in reaction to shooting rampages at a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school last year.

Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown confirmed Monday that the governor would sign the measures.

Colorado’s gun controls, which become effective July 1, are the first beyond the East Coast approved this year.

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A Colorado-based magazine manufacturer said it would leave the state if the new restrictions were passed, taking hundreds of jobs with it. Democrats tried to ease the concerns from Magpul Industries, saying the company can still manufacture higher-capacity magazines if they were sold out of state.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; communism; communists; coup; guncontrol; progressiveagenda; secondamendment
Hickenlooper signs them tomorrow.
1 posted on 03/18/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
May the wrath of CO be upon him!

Sheriff Maketa releases statement regarding gun control stance

Historically, any citizen would be allowed to speak if they arrived at the Capitol early and signed up on testimony records. Although sign up sheets were in place and citizens including myself signed up, we were completely disregarded. Minutes after I signed up to testify, I learned a different process would be utilized and testimony was based on three categories: experts, preferred witnesses, and public witnesses. No explanation was provided to define expert or preferred witness. I was told this decision was made by the senate president and the chairperson of the hearing committee. Additionally, experts would have no time constraints and all others would be restricted to three minutes.

As I made my way out of the Capitol, I was shocked at the number of people who attended these hearings. It's estimated the number of people in attendance reached 1,000. I spoke to several and was told they just wanted their voice to be heard.

I am not sharing this because of the outcome of the hearings that day; rather I am sharing this because of the process implemented and the faces of all those citizens that were never permitted to participate in the process. Government is supposed to be by the people, for the people and on this day, they were crushed and kicked to the side. Special interest coalitions and hand picked experts with no relevant expertise trumped our citizens.

Shocking email: Dems threaten Colo. sheriffs’ salaries over gun control

Sheriff Terry Maketa to file charges against Colorado Democrat leadership

Colorado sheriff says new state gun laws won't be enforced

Recall effort begins; Petition aims to oust McLachlan (Anti-Gun Colorado Dem State Rep.)

coloradoaccountability.com Three recall efforts underway for Rep. McLachlan, Sen. Morse and Sen. Hudak.

Poll at the Denver Post on the proposed Magazine Ban.
Vast majority support repeal of mag ban.
Denver Post rigs poll. (read posts that follow that)


2 posted on 03/18/2013 9:25:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel

And Magpul immediately announced plans to leave the state. I think I’m going to buy some magpul mags.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 9:25:55 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Red Steel

So he loses several firearms manufacturers then?


4 posted on 03/18/2013 9:26:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Red Steel
Link only - Hickenlooper: Large mags can turn killers into killing machines

Repub reps pass magazines around that even touching mags you don't even own can make the person touching the magazines criminals under the new CO law. Dims whine and cry about it. Ha.

5 posted on 03/18/2013 9:26:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LouAvul

Good luck. If you find any in stock, please let me know. I am on a list for 8 if they ever come in.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 9:28:21 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Red Steel
From Magpul Facebook page:

Apparently Gov Hickenlooper has announced that he will sign HB 1224 on Wednesday. We were asked for our reaction, and here is what we said:

We have said all along that based on the legal problems and uncertainties in the bill, as well as general principle, we will have no choice but to leave if the Governor signs this into law. We will start our transition out of the state almost immediately, and we will prioritize moving magazine manufacturing operations first. We expect the first PMAGs to be made outside CO within 30 days of the signing, with the rest to follow in phases. We will likely become a multi-state operation as a result of this move, and not all locations have been selected. We have made some initial contacts and evaluated a list of new potential locations for additional manufacturing and the new company headquarters, and we will begin talks with various state representatives in earnest if the Governor indeed signs this legislation. Although we are agile for a company of our size, it is still a significant footprint, and we will perform this move in a manner that is best for the company and our employees.

It is disappointing to us that money and a social agenda from outside the state have apparently penetrated the American West to control our legislature and Governor, but we feel confident that Colorado residents can still take the state back through recalls, ballot initiatives, and the 2014 election to undo these wrongs against responsible Citizens.

8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:28:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Red Steel

Will this prove to be a COM/DEM victory or ultimately a defeat.

Lots of “bitter clingers” in CO.

Am told there are 3 active recall petitions in motion.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 9:29:48 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Steel

“the entry in the Hawaii Department of Health public marriage index”

hee hee hee

Yeah, I bet that works.

The company will leave......


10 posted on 03/18/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yup, Magpul has already done much of the leg work on their pending move out of Colorado.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 9:31:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Vince Ferrer

It makes me proud to have bought some of their products.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 9:34:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: Red Steel

And Colorado will officially become Colofornia.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 9:35:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Red Steel

*Correction: Sorry posted without enough preview of paste:*

“A Colorado-based magazine manufacturer said it would leave the state if the new restrictions were passed, taking hundreds of jobs with it. Democrats tried to ease the concerns from Magpul Industries, saying the company can still manufacture higher-capacity magazines if they were sold out of state.”

hee hee hee

Yeah, I bet that works.

The company will leave......


14 posted on 03/18/2013 9:36:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Steel

Hope Magpul follows thru on their threat.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 9:37:38 PM PDT by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.!!,)
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To: Red Steel
...in this politically moderate state...

LOL! Yeah. "moderate". It went for Obama for Pete's sake. There is nothing "moderate" about voting for a Marxist.

16 posted on 03/18/2013 9:37:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Texas Fossil

Right. The DUmb Dems margin of victory in the CO elections were not all that much and some were razor thin.

A few days ago, I counted at least 12 districts that can easily flip to Rs in 2014. If that were to happen in the lower CO house assembly, it would make it 40 to 25 for a Repub majority.

I don’t think these clowns would be so bold if it was not for outside pressure from the Obama/Biden and the Soros crew.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 9:40:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Texas Fossil

You made me go read the entire article. I thought maybe that Long Form Birth Certificate was found hidden in a Magpul magazine! lol


18 posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

I am sorry. Had copied for a prior paste. Hilighted the new one and thought when I pasted it was correct. But still had the old copy in the clipboard.

I am tired and did a poor job of handling multiple threads.

One of my weaknesses is hurrying and not being careful enough at proofing.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Steel

That is what I thought.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 9:54:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

No need to be sorry. I thought it was funny. :)


21 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

When I read these article I order more. ;-)


22 posted on 03/18/2013 10:05:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Texas Fossil

Magpul said in so many words that the CO Dems are hypocrites.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:08 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I hope the CO COM/DEMS are “toast” too.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 10:12:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: backwoods-engineer

You are a dem troll, or you are truly insane.


25 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:00 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Red Steel

When it comes to owning “pre-ban” magazines there is no tomorrow! heh


26 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel

I have personally urged our Colorado State legislators to hold the ballot initiative for the 2014 elections.

Let this initiative be the catalyst for ridding Colorado of this liberal plague, at both the State and Federal level.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:03 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Red Steel

Is this what you moderates wanted?

The hardest left wing government in American history?


28 posted on 03/18/2013 10:20:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: LouAvul
And Magpul immediately announced plans to leave the state.

Magpul should manufacture a commemorative mag and name it...

the "Thirty-Won."

Colorado will forever own the first example of job-killing from the "hysteria of `13."

.

29 posted on 03/18/2013 10:28:05 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Red Steel
Magpul said in so many words that the CO Dems are hypocrites.

If I was Magpul, I'd rent a sign truck tomorrow, and park it outside his office, alongside all the media vehicles that will be there. Just a big "So long, suckers!" :)

30 posted on 03/18/2013 10:41:45 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: Red Steel

You may only have one bullet in your front pocket at any one time Barny!


31 posted on 03/18/2013 10:46:31 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Texas Fossil; All

Ah states, the experimental laboratories of American governance.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 10:47:13 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Red Steel

magpul is showing us all how it’s done. no compromise.


33 posted on 03/18/2013 10:52:29 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: dadfly

Lickenpooper is a bought-and-paid-for whore. He’s the one that owned the restaurant that employed the illegal alien that shot two cops and then said illegal fled to Mexico where he couldn’t be extradited for the death penalty.


34 posted on 03/18/2013 11:02:06 PM PDT by Cololeo (`)
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To: Cololeo

everything a leftist does you got to make them feel the heat in some way. at bottom the’re weak, feckless cowards. they like to insulate themselves away from the people. they are afraid of confrontation in the main. that is why they have to be confronted. when they are confronted, the others see it and are fearful of getting the same treatment.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 11:46:36 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: 300winmag

They have an awesome rig they’ve been parking in the capitol.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=568284246517262&set=a.123103551035336.20722.123085681037123&type=1&theater


36 posted on 03/18/2013 11:59:50 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Politicalmom

“Colorado governor to sign into law gun measures on magazine limits, expanded background checks “..............

And, by signing this bill he may have also signed to the end of his being Governor, along with a number of the demodummies who wrote the bill and ramrodded it through. I DO HOPE that “old school” Coloradoan’s wakes up at voting time.


37 posted on 03/19/2013 3:41:53 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Red Steel

That’s the end of mass shootings in Colorado.


38 posted on 03/19/2013 3:48:41 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Progov

I will sign any and every recall petition i can find. Anyone that voted for this will never get my vote again - not that any of these rats did in the first place. I will not comply, obey, nor submit.


39 posted on 03/19/2013 4:19:13 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Red Steel

Bump


40 posted on 03/19/2013 5:01:05 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Red Steel

Does anyone know if the law has a grandfathering for existing mags? or mags you already own?


41 posted on 03/19/2013 5:39:42 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Supposedly it does but the big question is how do you prove to the ‘authorities’ that the one in your possession was obtained prior to July 1, 2013.

Come on, it really is past time for our elected officials to think before they knee jerk a ‘solution’.


42 posted on 03/19/2013 6:18:50 AM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Wake up fellow Patriots before it's too late)
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To: TalonDJ

For existing mags and mags to be purchased before July 1.


43 posted on 03/19/2013 9:28:23 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

How will they prevent owner made 3d printed parts?


44 posted on 03/19/2013 9:29:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Steel

purple state strategy turned colorado blue.

BEWARE the media matters and the dnc now want the purple strategy to go to texas.


45 posted on 03/19/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cololeo

Bloomberg was in position WAITING for newtown (btw not preventing, WANTING IT TO HAPPEN). Bloomberg financed most of this junk law. Imagine if he spent the money preventing school deaths. It is no different than if Bloomberg pulled the trigger himself on those children.


46 posted on 03/19/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Steel

If I were a little more financially stable, I would write to Magpul and inform them that I would go there & help them pack & drive to a new location.

I would have to pay someone to housesit & take care of the animals.

But I am totally supportive of their decision to leave where they are not welcome.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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