CO Senator Vicky Marble on mag ban: “I can say this, with no hesitation. I will not abide by this law”
Shot from the gallery, and not the best quality, but the message is an important one: the force of law comes from a willingness to follow it, or a co-equal willingness of the police to enforce it.
What law enforcement determines to do going forward will dictate whether or not Colorado has become an actual police state. Because the fact of the matter is, unless you’ve kept your receipts for your grandfathered magazines — and have them on you — the police can simply determine that you purchased them sometime after the ban, and are therefore in violation of the law, which carries with it a 12-month sentence and a $5000 fine.
That is, the Democrat legislature has instituted a law whose enforcement mechanism can only work on the presumption of guilt. It will be up to citizens, then, to hire counsel and go before a judge and prove their innocence. At their own personal expense.
This is tyranny. That passed on a party line vote. With the ultimate goal being the disarming of the citizenry, as Senator Marble notes in remarks before the Senate.
A law aimed at criminalizing and demonizing lawful gun owners is a law that men and women of principle should refuse to follow. Senator Marble is exactly right: laws like these, passed by presumptuous legislators who know nothing about guns (and who are determined to remain ignorant, so long as it allows them to push their agenda), are a literal threat to the safety of those looking to protect themselves, their family, and their property.
And quite tellingly, Senator Marble speaks about the wishes of her constituency, and her responsibility to represent those wishes, in what is now thrown in sharp contrast to the philosophy of governance as articulated by the CO Senate President, Democrat John Morse.
Compare and contrast.