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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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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/usatoday/article/1958687

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - Unnoticed amid dozens of tract homes in the Denver suburbs, a nondescript industrial building is suddenly in the middle of the gun-control debate in Colorado.

Magpul, started in an ex-Marine's basement in 1999, is in a standoff with Colorado Democrats who want to restrict the size of ammunition magazines after mass shootings in a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. The company has issued lawmakers an ultimatum potentially worth millions: Pass the bill, and the business will move.

It's a bold threat from a company that, by its founder's admission, has distanced itself from politics.

"The people who wrote the bill didn't even know we existed in the state," said Richard Fitzpatrick, the founder and president of the company that produces magazines and other firearm accessories for gun enthusiasts, law enforcement and the military.

The warning from Erie-based Magpul underscores the political pressures Democrats are weighing as they advance the strictest gun-control measures lawmakers have ever considered in a state that still prides its frontier spirit. Other gun-control proposals include universal background checks, a ban on concealed firearms on campuses, and holding assault-weapon sellers and owners liable for shootings.

Opponents need only three Democrats in the Senate to vote no against the magazine proposal to defeat it, and two have already said they won't support the bill. But most Democrats are not budging.

MsDenuninani
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:03 AM

 The democratic process at work.

[Also, the second amendment protects the right to bear arms.  It doesn't protect any arm you want, regardless of the arm's popularity.]



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.


 

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

 I can't speak for people who actually hunt for food but I know my DH and I take the shotgun out to hunt down predators attacking our livestock. Shotgun has stopping power. Otherwise we just have a .22 we use to pick off annoying pests. That won't really stop a coyote though.

Quoting Jennygurl09:

No one goes hunting with a shotgun.

 

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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Not true.

Quoting Jennygurl09:

No one goes hunting with a shotgun.
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

LOL

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

Saw that questionaire... BTW... If I actually shoot someone through my door.... And they haul my ass to court because that is ILLEGAL as hell... Will the excuse Biden approved it clear my charges?



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. 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

lots of people do.

eye rolling

Quoting Jennygurl09:

No one goes hunting with a shotgun.


Goodwoman614
by Satan on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM



Quoting Carpy:

You obviously know NOTHING.  But I already knew that.

Quoting Goodwoman614:

...and this is what the OP's customers wet their paranoid, hateful pants over:





Piss their pants. In their paranoid dreams,

that you hear cha-ching! Ring

in your register, money by reams


Goodwoman614
by Satan on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:02 AM

BUMP!

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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lol first noone hunts with AR's now noone hunts with shotguns lmao


unless of course you are hunting dove, quail, turkey, deer, rabbits, hogs, bobcat, cougar, etc


Quoting Jennygurl09:

No one goes hunting with a shotgun.



Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 5:48 AM

And deer can only be hunt with shotguns, in many states.

Quoting soonergirl980:

lol first noone hunts with AR's now noone hunts with shotguns lmao


unless of course you are hunting dove, quail, turkey, deer, rabbits, hogs, bobcat, cougar, etc


Quoting Jennygurl09:

No one goes hunting with a shotgun.




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