Colorado’s “high-cap” magazine ban would essentially ban all magazines
I noted at the time of the hearings that one takeaway from watching the House assembly debates is that Rhonda Fields, one of the sponsors of this mess of anti-2nd Amendment bills, may just be one of the stupidest legislators in the history of ever — a puppet being used because of her tragic past.
I also noted that it seemed to me the Democrats, with one or two exceptions who broke ranks, were absolutely immune to facts, logic, and common sense — and so what we were watching weren’t “debates” at all.
This process was repeated in the Senate.
What the CO high-cap ban does, should Governor Hickenlooper (who is the bobblehead doll on the dash of Bloomberg’s limo) sign it, is create the scenario in which, should the bill be interpreted literally and broadly, using plain language, rather than narrowly, would ban any magazine with a removable base plate, all of which would be capable of being extended past fifteen rounds, making them illegal under the law.
And because there is no way to prove when a traditional magazine was purchased short of finding and carrying old receipts with you, you are essentially operating at the whim of law enforcement.
That is a police state.
I can’t help but feel that this was a kind of test case for getting that language approved and signed into law; and that the more savvy national Democrats who were pulling the strings knew exactly what they were doing in helping the Colorado Democrats conceive of these bills.
(h/t John B)