Colorado’s State Assembly just passed all 4 bills. [Source]
At least four pieces of gun control bills have been introduced in Colorado’s state legislature. All are violations of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. All are sponsored by – SURPRISE! – Democrats. They are:
1. HB 13-1224 – Prohibiting Large-capacity Ammunition Magazines:
The bill prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of an ammunition feeding device that is capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells (large capacity magazine). A person may possess a large-capacity magazine if he or she owns the large-capacity magazine on the effective date of the bill and maintains continuous possession of the large-capacity magazine.
A person who sells, transfers, or possesses a large-capacity magazine in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.
A large-capacity magazine that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date of the bill must include a serial number and the date upon which the large-capacity magazine was manufactured or assembled. The serial number and date must be legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast upon the outer surface of the large-capacity magazine. The Colorado bureau of investigation may promulgate rules that may require a large-capacity magazine that is manufactured on or after the effective date of the bill to bear identifying information in addition to the serial number and date of assembly.
A person who manufactures a large-capacity magazine in Colorado in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.
Please note that, although existent owners of “large capacity” magazines are not required to surrender them (confiscation), you must maintain continuous possession of those magazines, which may not sold or transferred to anyone in the State of Colorado. Upon your death, those magazines cannot be willed or given to an heir or friend.
2. HB 13-1226 - “No Concealed Carry At Colleges”:
Under current law, a person who possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun (permit) may do so in all areas of the state, with certain exceptions. The bill creates a new exception stating that a permit does not authorize a permit holder to possess a concealed handgun:
- In any building or structure, or any portion thereof, that is used by a public institution of higher education for any purpose;
- In any stadium or arena that is used by a public institution of higher education to host events, including but not limited to athletic and extracurricular events and graduation ceremonies; or
- At an outdoor, institution-sponsored event on the campus of the institution at which the chief administrator of the institution’s campus, in consultation with the chief officer of the institution’s campus safety agency, has elected to prohibit the carrying of firearms.
A permit holder who is employed or retained by contract by a public institution of higher education as a security officer may carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvement erected thereon, of the public institution of higher education while the permittee is on duty.
In effect, this bill seeks to create “Gun Free Zones,” thereby rendering law-abiding citizens helpless in the event that a gun-carrying criminal steps into their midst.
3. HB13-1228 - Payment For Background Checks For Gun Transfers:
The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall impose a fee for performing an instant criminal background check pursuant to the transfer of a firearm. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred by CBI in performing the background check.
The amount collected as fees shall be transferred to the state treasurer for credit to the instant criminal background check cash fund (fund), which fund is created in the bill.
4. HB13-1229 – Background Checks For Gun Transfers:
Sponsored by Senator Morgan Carroll (D) and House Sponsors Rhonda Fields (D) and Elizabeth McCann (D), this bill requires that before a gun owner (X) transfer any firearm to another (Y), X must first:
- Obtain the services of a licensed gun dealer to conduct a background check on Y.
- Obtain approval of the transfer from the Colorado bureau of investigation.
Violation of HB 13-1229 is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
In response to the above gun-control bills, the The County Sheriffs of Colorado has issued a “Position Paper on Possible Gun Control Legislation.” Below are excerpts:
Colorado citizens, contact your representatives and make your voice known here.
H/t Tim Brown of FreedomOutpost and FOTM’s CSM.