Skip to comments.Boulder Residents Given 23 Days to ‘Certify’ Assault Weapons or Face Fines, Jail
Posted on 12/07/2018 7:26:48 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to certify their assault weapons or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post.
Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an assault weapons ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.
My hope is that we will see more bans at the state level and one day at the federal level so these weapons will no longer be available, Councilman Aaron Brockett said in May.
Boulder police Sgt. Dave Spraggs stressed to the Post that no records or paperwork are kept of these certifications. He claims that police only keep a handwritten count of how many rifles residents certify.
Its difficult to estimate compliance levels, and police and city officials have admitted that they cant do much about gun owners who refuse to certify their rifles.
This is a very divisive issue where people have very strong feelings, City Attorney Tom Carr told the Daily Camera. The folks who oppose these kinds of bans
some of them suggest theyre not going to cooperate. I cant predict what people are going to do, but I respect the feelings.
I’ll bet we don’t see any numbers for compliance any time soon.
I would register all my assault butter knives.
Come and get them, ammo first.
... city officials have admitted that they cant do much about gun owners who refuse to certify their rifles...
No certification or confiscation per the Second Amendment.
A bit of lying in the statement. Dont understand why court hasnt nulllified the law.
Theyll come for guns, then religious icons, then books. Fascism. Freedoms days are numbered until people take a stand.
They just have to assume all citizens have complied.
Just like in NY state and Konnecticut.
We all complied. And we were happy to.
First you certify, then later they decide that you need to turn them in, and now they have a list.
But it’s ok to be high. Would being high while shooting cancel it out?
Dont understand why court hasnt nulllified the law.
The courts do not side with the citizens, the rule of law or the Constitution.
The courts exist to expand the power of the state.
So they are keeping a record of firearms certified.
Put guns in storage outside of town?
City Council members should be treated in the proper fashion reserved for Fascists.
Well...maybe the fine citizens of Bolder are only keeping a handwritten list of the commies who violate their constitutional rights.. Only for when the time is right of course..
“So no records are being kept but they are going to fine you if you don’t “certify” your firearms? “
Owners are issued certificates.
Uhaul is doing
Citizens with no criminal record wake up one morning to find they are now felons in their own homes, subject to arrest and jail.
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