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Magpul Legal Analysis of HB 13-1224 (CO Magazine Ban)
Magpul Industries ^ | March 15, 2013

Posted on 03/19/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by Red Steel

Magpul Industries has adamantly opposed Colorado House Bill 1224 because it will not enhance public safety and will only restrict law abiding citizens from protecting their homes and families. Magpul strongly believes that Governor Hickenlooper should veto HB 1224 based on these policy grounds.

Recent reports also demonstrate that House Bill 1224 has a much broader scope than supporters intended or disclosed, as was argued on the Senate floor. Magpul retained the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP to review the scope of HB 1224’s regulations. The results were striking. The report made the following conclusions:

1) HB 1224 restricts the sale, possession, inheritance, and transfer of nearly all firearm magazines, regardless of capacity.

2) HB 1224 bans the possession, sale and transfer of certain existing firearms.

3) HB 1224 will be virtually impossible to implement and enforce.

4) HB 1224, as written, would be one of the most expansive gun bills implemented in the United States.

Holland & Hart incorporated these findings into a letter to Governor Hickenlooper urging him to veto HB 1224. Attached is a copy of the letter sent to Governor Hickenlooper on March 15, 2014, with the primary conclusions highlighted in yellow.

Legal Analysis of HB 13-1224 and its full ramifications [PDF]


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; magpul; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/19/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Since when has a democrat opposed a very bad piece of legislation.

That’s what they do! That’s all they do!


2 posted on 03/19/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red Steel
1) HB 1224 restricts the sale, possession, inheritance, and transfer of nearly all firearm magazines, regardless of capacity.

Time to move to WY.

3 posted on 03/19/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I’ve canceled my plans to move to colorado.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 5:18:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Steel
Bans POSSESSION of nearly all magazines and certain firearms.

Now, Mr. anti-gun liberal, tell me again how they aren't coming after out guns!

5 posted on 03/19/2013 5:20:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: driftdiver

It’s time for Magpul to put up or shut up.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 5:21:45 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: driftdiver
I’ve canceled my plans to move to colorado.

Excellent choice. I going to WY and MT this summer. I was going to fly into Denver. I booked a flight to Salt Lake City instead. I am going to drive up to Idaho, then over to MT and back down thru WY on my way back to UT.

7 posted on 03/19/2013 5:22:45 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Red Steel

Welcome to Texas, folks.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 5:24:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I left Western Pa for Alaska 20 years back, no regrets, life is good. I couldn’t imagine living in Pa nowadays.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT by Eska
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To: driftdiver

I had looked at Colorado as a possible future home, as well. No way that is happening with Kalifornication in full swing.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 5:29:47 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Lurker

According to their public statements it looks like they are going to put up.


11 posted on 03/19/2013 5:31:14 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Eska

If I were 20 years younger I would consider the move myself.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 5:33:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Red Steel
Welcome to Checkenpooper’s nanny state.
13 posted on 03/19/2013 5:33:35 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Steel
Civil disobedience.

Just ignore the whole thing and do not attract the attention of "law enforcement".

Not sure what people should do when they do eventually show up, but giving them empty magazines and firearms is always an option.

14 posted on 03/19/2013 5:36:58 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: USNBandit

Yup, looks like the freakazoid liberals have turned Colorado into just another liberal shithole, but with mountains.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 5:39:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: mountainlion

I’ve started calling him Hickenbloomberg.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 5:42:14 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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To: elkfersupper

It’s all grandfathered. I can keep and use all of my guns and magazines for as long as I live. By coincidence every gun and mag I ever own will have been magically bought pre-ban.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel

And when Magpul relocates to, say..Texas..they will of course need a new, local, law firm...


18 posted on 03/19/2013 5:45:03 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Red Steel

MagPul should pull out of Co. & come to FL. already!


19 posted on 03/19/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: representativerepublic

Have you seen their latest press statement? They say the day the bill gets signed they will activate a plan to move the whole company out of state. Their stated goal is to have magazine manufacturing up and running in a new state in 30 days.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 5:56:35 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Red Steel

I have lived in Colorado my entire life (half of a century). I’m done! Moving to Montana (where my wife is from), or Wyoming, Idaho or Utah. I’d like to stay and fight it out, but I might end up killing someone - sick of these self rightous dipshit$. I’ll use a 1911 and leave a P-mag on their chest.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 6:05:04 PM PDT by JD91
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To: Red Steel
It's a great letter. I'm not surprised the bill was drafted so poorly given how fast the Dims rammed it through.

I'm really, really surprised this came from Holland and Hart in that the firm is chock full of liberals. I guess a conservative snuck in.

22 posted on 03/19/2013 6:06:58 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: driftdiver

Wait and see how the free men of Colorado, tell these liberal interlopers to shove it!


23 posted on 03/19/2013 6:11:26 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: G Larry

I hope you do and would be happy to help. I had my sights on a nice piece of land there.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 6:14:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Steel
Bet folks in the military start requesting a PCS to anywhere else but Colorado ( Ft. Carson)...
Military folks enjoy firearms as much or more than anyone else.
Betcha revenues from out-of-staters drops way off, as firearms-friendly folk avoid it, just like N.Y.
All kinds of future ramifications these libtard legislatures find out...after its too late.
25 posted on 03/19/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

No joke. I heard on top-of-the-hour radio news say a boom in ‘gay civil unions’ would replace the lost revenue. LoL.

Gov Hickenlooper signs that legislation into law on Thursday.


26 posted on 03/19/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
I've finished the list:

The list of those who would gladly prevent the innocent from defending ourselves has grown, my FRiends:

Dem. Rep. Claire Levy 303-866-2578
claire.levy.house@state.co.us

Dem. Rep. Rhonda Fields 303-866-3911
rhonda.fields.house@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Morgan Carroll 303-866-4879
morgan.carroll.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Evie Hudak 303-866-4840
senatorhudak@gmail.com

Dem. Rep. Beth McCann 303-866-2959
beth.mccann.house@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Lois Tochtrop 303-866-4863
lotochtrop@aol.com

Dem. Rep. Jenise May 303-866-2945
jenise.may.house@state.co.us

Dem. Rep. Lois Court 303-866-2967
lois.court.house@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Rollie Heath 303-866-4872
rollie.heath.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Mary Hodge 303-866-4855
mary.hodge.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. John Morse 303-866-6364
john.morse.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Jessie Ulibarri 303-866-4857
jessie.ulibarri.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Irene Aguilar 303-866-4852
irene.aguilar.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Lucia Guzman 303-866-4862
lucia.guzman.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Angela Giron 303-866-4878
angela.giron.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Gail Schwartz 303-866-4871
gail.schwartz.senate@gmail.com

Dem. Sen. John Kefalas 303-866-4841
john.kefalas.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Jeanne Nicholson 303-866-4873
jeanne.nicholson.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Matt Jones 303-866-5291
senatormattjones@gmail.com

Dem. Sen. Cheri Jahn 303-866-4856
cheri.jahn.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Andy Kerr 303-866-4859
andy.kerr.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Linda Newell 303-866-4846
linda.newell.senate@gmail.com

Dem. Sen. Nancy Todd 303-866-3432
nancy.todd.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Pat Steadman 303-866-4861
pat.steadman.senate@state.co.us

Dem. Sen. Michael Johnston 303-866-4864
mike.johnston.senate@state.co.us

Colorado is NOT going down without a fight!
Vote them ALL out!
27 posted on 03/19/2013 6:31:54 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No joke, people have no idea how much more freedom exists in Alaska. No taxes, oil wealth funds state govt which is very conservative. We don’t even have prop taxes where I call home, unorganized community, no real local govt, no ordinances, law enforcement, ect. Nearest state police is 250 miles away and our road is closed for the winter. I really belong here in Alaska.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 8:06:07 PM PDT by Eska
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To: RandallFlagg

Notice that women are the majority on the list. It is no secret that women fuel the drive to the left.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:24 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: mountainlion; real saxophonist

I’m surprised that we haven’t seen Dickenschlooper as a typo, yet.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 8:28:11 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: allblues

Hoplophobic moonbats come in all shapes, sizes, genders and colors.

Nice of them to let us know who they are so we can work for their defeat.


31 posted on 03/19/2013 8:29:38 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Lurker

What the Hell do you think they are doing? Not often do you see a single company hire attorneys to try and nullify crazy legislation in their home state. What do you want from them?

Personally, I’ve been trying to decide which sights to buy for my Thureon Defense carbine. Magpul will get my dollars and support because they are trying to fight.


32 posted on 03/19/2013 8:40:24 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: TigersEye
It’s all grandfathered. I can keep and use all of my guns and magazines for as long as I live.

The day before chickenlooper signs it, I'm giving all my firearms and magazines to my son. He is of course entrusting me with their safekeeping and routine maintenance, check firing, etc...

Maybe. Have to see what it says about possession of someone else's firearms. Of course the local Sheriff has said that as far as he's concerned he is going to assume every firearm and magazine he comes across was purchased pre-ban. Every one, from now on.

33 posted on 03/19/2013 9:00:16 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: JD91
I have lived in Colorado my entire life (half of a century). I’m done! Moving to Montana (where my wife is from), or Wyoming...

I'm tempted to follow you. As I understand it WY has no concealed carry law - you own it, you can carry it however you like, open or concealed. Love it. My company also has offices in AZ and TX. Considering them since I wouldn't have to change companies etc.

However I'm just a bit too angry over this right now. I think I'm going to stay and fight. I'm going to be as big a thorn in their side as possible. We've got a great Sheriff, I'm going to stay and support him. Hell, maybe I'll sign up as a volunteer deputy, join the posse and help man checkpoints between here and Boulder to keep the weenies out.

34 posted on 03/19/2013 9:05:35 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
I think I'm going to stay and fight.

I'll be at your side.

This is MY state!
And I'll be damned if I'm going to sit by and watch it turned into some kind of pacifist, disgusting land of the cowardly.
35 posted on 03/19/2013 9:21:37 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: colorado tanker
I'm not surprised the bill was drafted so poorly given how fast the Dims rammed it through.

I don't know that it was drafted poorly. Rhonda Fields is listed as the author, but she isn't literate enough to have. She has no idea what the bill says. Someone (bloominidiot?) passed it to her.

Hick is term-limited and can't run for Senate because Udall and Bennett are his boys. He needs a gig in DC and can buy it for a few signatures.

What does he care about Colorado anymore?

36 posted on 03/19/2013 9:32:58 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RandallFlagg

I think I’m going to stay and fight.

I’ll be at your side.

This is MY state!
And I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit by and watch it turned into some kind of pacifist, disgusting land of the cowardly.

semper sic tyrannis

if lake dillon and chatfield resevoir dry up there will be enough weapons found for an army. lots of baoiting accidents in a state 1200 from serious water.


37 posted on 03/19/2013 9:47:34 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: bravo whiskey

I work at Coors.

I have a plan.


38 posted on 03/19/2013 10:21:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: ThunderSleeps

I believe my Sheriff is on the same page. His office isn’t going to help these commies.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 12:01:46 AM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Proof once again that once left-wingers get on a roll, they'll cut off their own heads and call it a victory.

Liberalism = Suicidal tendencies. Suicidal tendencies = mental disorder. Ergo, liberalism = mental disorder. Nothing we didn't know already...

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

40 posted on 03/20/2013 5:26:30 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower

41 posted on 03/20/2013 5:59:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: real saxophonist
I’ve started calling him Hickenbloomberg.

Hittllooter.

42 posted on 03/20/2013 6:09:42 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 45semi

California is proof that having gone broke is no incentive for progressives to pull one’s head out of their butt.


43 posted on 03/20/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: MileHi

Actually, Hick is not term limited. This is his first term. That’s why the Tea Party sticking us with Dan Maes (the undercover cop who was soooo undercover even the police department didn’t know about him) hurts so much. Hick is in for eight years, guaranteed.


44 posted on 03/20/2013 3:32:19 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Yea, I thought I heard he was, but you are right. It only seems like he has been there that long. So now I don't know what he is thinking.
45 posted on 03/20/2013 8:31:28 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

I don’t know what Hick is thinking, either. I thought he was positioning himself for a possible presidential run after Barry leaves the country in ruins and Dems might start to look for an alternative to their loony left. But now Hick has definitely sided with the loonies, so I don’t know what he is doing.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 10:21:56 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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