Oops: Colorado high-capacity mag ban might ban almost all mags
posted at 1:21 pm on March 15, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
Colorado’s now nationally famous “high capacity” magazine ban could end up being much more widespread than anticipated according to lawmakers. During a late night debate in the Colorado Senate on Friday, Senator Kevin Lundberg (D-Berthoud) put forth the thesis that because the proposed ban includes magazines with more than 15 rounds, AND those which are “readily convertible” even those manufactured for smaller numbers are most likely to fall under the ban. Most magazines are designed to be pulled apart and cleaned and are therefore readily converted to a capacity above the proposed law.
Allow Jon Caldara of Colorado’s Independence Institute to explain. Those of you who are Glock owners will no doubt recognize the mag extender that makes your mag illegal in Colorado, if this bill is signed by the governor today:
Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he backs mag capacity limits, and has calculated he’ll remain electorally safe if he signs one. Not if it does what this bill might. If he does sign it, stay tuned for the court cases. And, for those who are skeptical of “fearmongering” among Second Amendment supporters, please keep in mind that idiotic legislators in New York already accidentally banned every single mag law enforcement was carrying and Washington legislators tried to strip gun owners of their Fourth Amendment rights by allowing a sheriff to sweep their houses without a warrant. So, you know, we like to keep our eyes on the actual language of legislation, not just Feeling Good about Doing Something, as the liberal approach to legislating dictates.