Colorado Magazine Ban to be Heard in Committee Tuesday
Let Your Voice Be Heard and Oppose HB13-1224
HB13-1224 is proposed legislation that prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of an ammunition feeding device capable of accepting, or that can be converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells. A hearing on this bill will be held before the House Judiciary Committee this Tuesday, Feb. 12.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is urging all sportsmen, hunters and gun owners to attend Tuesday’s public hearing to be held at the State Capitol building in the Old Supreme Court Chambers which could be adjourned as early as 9 am. NSSF urges Colorado citizens to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the House Judiciary Committee immediately, urging them to oppose this magazine ban.
This Tuesday might be the only chance for your voice to be heard before legislators push through legislation that will seriously affect not only your Second Amendment rights, but also the magazines you use in your rifles and handguns. Colorado manufacturers will be directly affected, as well, resulting in the loss of good paying jobs and badly needed tax revenue to the state.
If this bill passes, law-abiding gun owners, retailers and manufacturers will be the only ones to comply since criminals won’t abide by a magazine restriction. Arbitrarily limiting magazine capacity and threatening law-abiding gun owners with possible confiscation and felony charges represents serious legislative overreach. As part of the 1994 “Assault Weapons” ban, the production of higher capacity magazines was halted. A comprehensive study by the Centers for Disease Control looked at the full panoply of gun-control measures, including this ban, and concluded that none could be proven to reduce crime. Another study, commissioned by Congress, found that bans were not effective since “the banned weapons and magazines were never used in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders.”
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Please Immediately contact members of the Judiciary Committee:
Chair Daniel Kagan
Vice Chair Pete Lee
Rep. John Buckner
Rep. Lois Court
Rep. Bob Gardner
Rep. Polly Lawrence
Rep. Mike McLachlan
Rep. Carole Murray
Rep Brittany Pettersen
Rep Joseph Salazar
Rep. Jared Wright
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