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My guess is there are some really pissed off people in Colorado

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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/


by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Mar. 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

 bump

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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Well pardon us while we all go bury our heads in shame.

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...


motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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if only...

Quoting Carpy:

Well pardon us while we all go bury our heads in shame.

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...


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fireangel5
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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Haha, I have nothing to be ashamed about. I don't feel that I'm lame either. But hey, we all have our opinions. I don't have to respect any that don't respect mine. 

Quoting Carpy:

Well pardon us while we all go bury our heads in shame.

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...




Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM

My comment was sarcasm, as in "who really cares about her "lame" comment.

Quoting fireangel5:


Haha, I have nothing to be ashamed about. I don't feel that I'm lame either. But hey, we all have our opinions. I don't have to respect any that don't respect mine. 

Quoting Carpy:

Well pardon us while we all go bury our heads in shame.

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...





fireangel5
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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I knew you were being sarcastic ;-)

Quoting Carpy:

My comment was sarcasm, as in "who really cares about her "lame" comment.

Quoting fireangel5:


Haha, I have nothing to be ashamed about. I don't feel that I'm lame either. But hey, we all have our opinions. I don't have to respect any that don't respect mine. 

Quoting Carpy:

Well pardon us while we all go bury our heads in shame.

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

story is lame, most responses as expected are more lame...







lga1965
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:47 PM

 I am sure that there are many types of hunting rifles that will work just as well for those avid hunters.

and yes, in the article, they used "could" , it's not a sure thing. Relax ,lady gunsters, huntresses and dealers.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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You are sure of that.  That's good coming from someone who knows nothing about hunting.  Not to mention the shotgun is the weapon of choice Biden suggests for shooting through closed doors.

Quoting lga1965:

 I am sure that there are many types of hunting rifles that will work just as well for those avid hunters.

and yes, in the article, they used "could" , it's not a sure thing. Relax ,lady gunsters, huntresses and dealers.


lga1965
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

 It will be fine. There are more important things in life,and this isn't one of them. And, may I repeat....they're NOT coming to get all your guns and you will still be able to sell them suckers too.

Quoting Carpy:

You are sure of that.  That's good coming from someone who knows nothing about hunting.  Not to mention the shotgun is the weapon of choice Biden suggests for shooting through closed doors.

Quoting lga1965:

 I am sure that there are many types of hunting rifles that will work just as well for those avid hunters.

and yes, in the article, they used "could" , it's not a sure thing. Relax ,lady gunsters, huntresses and dealers.


 

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:22 PM

It is to a hell if a large part of the population.

Quoting lga1965:

 It will be fine. There are more important things in life,and this isn't one of them. And, may I repeat....they're NOT coming to get all your guns and you will still be able to sell them suckers too.

Quoting Carpy:

You are sure of that.  That's good coming from someone who knows nothing about hunting.  Not to mention the shotgun is the weapon of choice Biden suggests for shooting through closed doors.

Quoting lga1965:

 I am sure that there are many types of hunting rifles that will work just as well for those avid hunters.

and yes, in the article, they used "could" , it's not a sure thing. Relax ,lady gunsters, huntresses and dealers.


 


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