Current Events & Hot Topics

Featured Posts
Carpy
My guess is there are some really pissed off people in Colorado
by Carpy
March 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM


DENVER (CBS4) – A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.

A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign.

“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.

Brophy says if Democrats succeed in passing a bill limiting large capacity magazines in Colorado, they’ll outlaw the most popular selling firearm for hunting.

“Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year,” he said.

Brophy points to a section of the bill that defines a high-capacity magazine as one capable of accepting or — that can be readily converted — to accept more than 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.

“This is where shotgun shells go inside this tube here,” Brophy showed Boyd, “You can screw this part off the top and screw on an extender to this tube to allow it to hold more than eight rounds. It is readily convertible, which by definition in the bill, makes the whole thing a high-capacity magazine.”

Under the 1994 federal ban manufacturers redesigned the gun so the barrel couldn’t be extended. Brophy says it’s unlikely they’d do the same just for Colorado.

“I don’t know if anybody is going to make guns specifically for the five million people living in Colorado,” he said. “We just might not be able to legally purchase a pump shotgun or a semi-automatic shotgun.”

Or sell, transfer or even lend one.

“The law is specific as of July 1. You can keep it, but only if you maintain continuous possession of it,” Brophy said. “If it breaks, you can’t give to a gunsmith even to fix it. You can’t hand it to your son to use. It’s all now outlawed because of this 1224, the bill that Gov. Hickenlooper says he’s going to sign … this is most extreme thing anybody’s ever done related to firearms.”

Boyd asked Senate Democrats about Brophy’s concerns. They sent her a statement saying an amendment dealing with thats issue is currently being drafted and will be presented in a committee hearing Monday. What that amendment looks like and whether it passes remains to be seen.

Seven gun bills are up for hearings in the Senate on Monday.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/03/01/popular-standard-shotgun-could-be-banned-under-proposed-bill/2/


Replies

  • Donna6503
    March 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Well the state just legalize pot .... I wouldn't think the OP would care for all those people with guns when they are high on pot

  • TranquilMind
    March 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Well, whatever stops those dangerous pheasant hunters from hunting is a good thing, according to this administration.

  • 1Giovanni
    March 3, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    How many pot heads would get up and actually want to use a gun. lol. All the pot heads I know would be to lazy or laid back to even think of firing a gun. lol.


    Quoting Donna6503:

    Well the state just legalize pot .... I wouldn't think the OP would care for all those people with guns when they are high on pot


  • LilliesValley
    March 3, 2013 at 3:47 PM
    And this is how we slowly lose our rights and control of our guns.
  • tscritch
    March 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

     Seems like a lot of speculation.."could be" and "probably". Nothing states this as definite. Scare tactics? That is my guess.

  • stacymomof2
    March 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    They are all right, they get to smoke.  My prediction is a very mellow reaction.

  • eema.gray
    March 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM
    My husband does small arms repair as a hobby/small business. He's studying gunsmithing and we want to open a smithing business when he finishes school. There are 3 bills controlling guns in the state Senate right now and the combo group makes me feel sick some days, like we chose the wrong decade to start a new business in. :-(
  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    March 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Why would I care?

    Quoting Donna6503:

    Well the state just legalize pot .... I wouldn't think the OP would care for all those people with guns when they are high on pot


  • fireangel5
    March 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM


    Instead of illegal guns, just consider them undocumented. That will be accepted by this administration. 

    Quoting LilliesValley:

    And this is how we slowly lose our rights and control of our guns.



  • motha2daDuchess
    March 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM
    story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...

Current Events & Hot Topics

Active Posts in All Groups
More Active Posts
Featured Posts in All Groups
More Featured Posts