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Colo. governor signs slew of restrictive gun laws
The Washington Times ^ | 21 March 2013 | Valerie Richardson

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 bill’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: coloradogunlaws; guncontrol; gunlaws; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/21/2013 6:56:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Too bad. I was planning on vacationing in Colorado. Not now.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: COBOL2Java
I saw no action against real criminals, just law biding gun owners.

Comrade Chickenpooper ignored input form any pro gun groups and his own state Sheriffs. All the Sheriffs have vowed not to enforce the laws.

3 posted on 03/21/2013 7:01:26 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Can the whirlwind be far behind? The CO rats have no idea of the bad times in store for them.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 7:03:34 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Congratulations to Colofornia for their "tough" stand against the Bill of Rights.

sarc/

5 posted on 03/21/2013 7:06:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: COBOL2Java

And Denver will continue to have a serious crime problem.
But we will all feel “better” about it. /sar


6 posted on 03/21/2013 7:07:17 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I cancelled a two week vacation in CO. I will go elsewhere.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 7:07:19 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: OSHA

The idea of renting a remote cabin just doesn’t have the same allure without a little fun gunning.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 7:09:43 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: COBOL2Java

Whaddaya expect from a Hickenlooper?


9 posted on 03/21/2013 7:15:40 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What has happened to Colorado? What a bunch of limp wristed sissies!


10 posted on 03/21/2013 7:16:54 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Solid blue

House, Senate, Governor

and +5 for Baraq in 2012.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Zathras
And Denver will continue to have a serious crime problem.

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.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:10 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: COBOL2Java

I recall reading the Aurora shooter “converted” to Islam in prison...(maybe that terrorist act was mischaracterized).


13 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: nascarnation

Not for long.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:51 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: COBOL2Java

Hickenlooper on the side of the criminals.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:20 AM PDT by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I hope you’re correct, but at a cursory level all the state trends look solidly leftward.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

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.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:27 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: nascarnation

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.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 7:29:01 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: COBOL2Java

Democrats and gun-grabbing are like Gollum and his Precious!


19 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:47 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: nothingnew

“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...


20 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:06 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

“What has happened to Colorado?”,...Calipornia.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: southernerwithanattitude
What has happened to Colorado? What a bunch of limp wristed sissies!

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.

22 posted on 03/21/2013 7:36:34 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: COBOL2Java
I wonder if there is any legal recourse for organizations like the NRA to sue to get these gun grabs overturned. IMO, these laws definitely qualify as 'infringement'.

Question for attorneys on this thread: didn't the Heller SCOTUS decision set a fairly high bar in favor of the individual RKBA?

23 posted on 03/21/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: COBOL2Java; bang_list; Joe Brower; Travis McGee
I just cancelled my NRA RANGE DEVELOPMENT COURSE

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!

24 posted on 03/21/2013 7:45:17 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: Mr Rogers
Unfortunately, the state laws passed by cities apply regardless.

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.

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 03/21/2013 7:48:51 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: COBOL2Java

It is time to target and slaughter the Colorado tourism industry. Leave them without money and jobs.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 7:49:23 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: shankbear

Coloradoans will enjoy the Poisonous Fruits of Progressivism/Liberalism for many years to come.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 8:05:05 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m thinking about founding The Curmudgeon Party, and running for office under the slogan, “This is bullshit.”


28 posted on 03/21/2013 8:38:18 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: JPG

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.
/sarc


29 posted on 03/21/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bassmaner
wonder if there is any legal recourse for organizations like the NRA to sue to get these gun grabs overturned.

Will such organizations have "standing"?

30 posted on 03/21/2013 10:17:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: COBOL2Java

One of our daughters was passionately looking forward to moving to Colorado. Watching these gun laws passed, she is now vowing “no way!”...


31 posted on 03/21/2013 10:42:40 AM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from the lust for power-Judge Napolitano)
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To: nascarnation

“Solid blue

House, Senate, Governor

and +5 for Baraq in 2012.”

To many libs in Denver and Boulder!


32 posted on 03/21/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Gritty
One of our daughters was passionately looking forward to moving to Colorado. Watching these gun laws passed, she is now vowing “no way!”...

Good for her!

33 posted on 03/21/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: COBOL2Java

Any bets on how long it will take for crime to go through the roof in CO?


34 posted on 03/21/2013 1:21:09 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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