Skip to comments.Colo. governor signs slew of restrictive gun laws
Posted on 03/21/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
DENVER Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Wednesday three sweeping gun-control measures that put the Western state at the forefront of a national movement to restrict firearms in the wake of two mass shootings.
The Democratic governor signed the bills in his office surrounded by Democratic legislators despite a weeks-long campaign waged by gun-rights advocates and Republicans urging him to veto the legislation. Also in attendance was Jane Dougherty, whose sister was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012.
The bills, taking effect July 1, mandate background checks for all private sales and transfers and require gun buyers to pay for those checks. The most hotly contested bill limits ammunition-magazine capacity to 15 rounds, as well as magazines that can be readily converted to 15 rounds.
The bills critics say the magazine limit would effectively ban most ammunition magazines and make criminals of people who even hand their magazines to others. At least two county sheriffs have said the ban is impossible to enforce and that they will not enforce it.
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Too bad. I was planning on vacationing in Colorado. Not now.
Comrade Chickenpooper ignored input form any pro gun groups and his own state Sheriffs. All the Sheriffs have vowed not to enforce the laws.
Can the whirlwind be far behind? The CO rats have no idea of the bad times in store for them.
And Denver will continue to have a serious crime problem.
But we will all feel “better” about it. /sar
I cancelled a two week vacation in CO. I will go elsewhere.
The idea of renting a remote cabin just doesn’t have the same allure without a little fun gunning.
Whaddaya expect from a Hickenlooper?
What has happened to Colorado? What a bunch of limp wristed sissies!
House, Senate, Governor
and +5 for Baraq in 2012.
I've lived in SOUTHWEST Colorado for over 20 years...I've never considered denver as part of Colorado.
I'm on the Western Slope of the Rockies. It's a different state here.
I recall reading the Aurora shooter “converted” to Islam in prison...(maybe that terrorist act was mischaracterized).
Not for long.
Hickenlooper on the side of the criminals.
I hope you’re correct, but at a cursory level all the state trends look solidly leftward.
The way the ‘rats RAMMED through these laws when they were opposed by the testimonials of the people at the state capital was absolutely disgusting. We outnumbered them 100 to 1, yet they already had their minds made up (Likely by Biden’s visit).
They’ve buried themselves.
Hey man let’s head down to the local dispensary, get ourselves some medical weed sit back and chill dude.
Most of em are to stoned to even give a crap. Until it’s their weed they come after.
Democrats and gun-grabbing are like Gollum and his Precious!
“It’s a different state here.”
Unfortunately, the state laws passed by cities apply regardless. And that is a huge trend in America. In Washington state, every vote the state government needs can be found within visual range of the Space Needle. The rest of the state is screwed. In California, you have a great state dominated and controlled by LA & SF.
Those of us wanting to live free rather than as urban wussies are outnumbered by the urban wussies wanting Mommy Government to wipe their butts...
“What has happened to Colorado?”,...Calipornia.
California is what happened to Colorado. The morons fled the disaster they created there and then voted in the same type of Socialist politicians when they got to CO.
Question for attorneys on this thread: didn't the Heller SCOTUS decision set a fairly high bar in favor of the individual RKBA?
I urge you to contact the NRA Range Development team and tell them to CANCEL THEIR APRIL COURSE IN DENVER due to the blatant unconstitutional laws that the CO government just signed.
I would have spent not only the $500 for the course, but over $1000.00 in hotel and travel, plus several hundred in food, and several thousand in drinks, guns, ammo, and lap dances ;)
Please call NRA, start a Facebook page, whatever it takes and get the NRA to cancel their conference....NO MONEY FOR GUN-GRABBING STATES!
Doesn't mean you have lock-step follow them.
I've lived in large cities. Now I live in a town of 2300. I like it and so does everyone else. It's called Ignacio, CO.
It is time to target and slaughter the Colorado tourism industry. Leave them without money and jobs.
Coloradoans will enjoy the Poisonous Fruits of Progressivism/Liberalism for many years to come.
I’m thinking about founding The Curmudgeon Party, and running for office under the slogan, “This is bullshit.”
Colorado just passed a bunch of anti-gun laws that CT already had on the books prior to the Sandyhook shootings.
I’m sure Colorado criminals will all leave Colorado now.
Will such organizations have "standing"?
One of our daughters was passionately looking forward to moving to Colorado. Watching these gun laws passed, she is now vowing “no way!”...
House, Senate, Governor
and +5 for Baraq in 2012.”
To many libs in Denver and Boulder!
Good for her!
Any bets on how long it will take for crime to go through the roof in CO?