Over the past week hundreds of law abiding Colorado gun owners gathered to present the case for reasoned addressing of this constitutional issue. However the Colorado Legislature ignored the voters and passed the following:
House Bill 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds. (Passed 34-31)
House Bill 1226 – Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus. (Passed 34-31)
House Bill 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm. (Passed 33-32)
House Bill 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm. (Passed 36-29)
The fight isn’t over as the group of Anti-gun legislation now moves to the Colorado Senate.
Colorado: House Passes Most Sweeping Anti-Gun Legislation in Recent History: “In the face of tens of thousands of gun owners, sportsmen and shooting enthusiasts, anti-gun zealots leading the rights-infringing charge in Denver passed a package of anti-gun bills in the state House seeking to undermine the Second Amendment in Colorado.”
(Via NRA-ILA News.)