A follow-up to MKH’s crowd-pleasing item on Magpul from Saturday night. Magpul’s magazine giveaway was a last hurrah before the new law took effect on July 1; the stunt below was an act of defiance afterward, with Colorado cops fully empowered to haul these people in for transferring high-capacity mags. Would they do it? Or would the spectacle of arresting otherwise law-abiding gun owners for passing magazines around in a circle end up costing gun-control fans more in PR than they’d gain from having these folks off the streets for a few hours?
“Well, we just broke that law, I’ve got to assume, several times in just a minute,” rally organizer Ryan Tulega said…
Law enforcement stood by and watched, admitting the law isn’t clear cut.
“We’re actively trying to seek that clarification and get more information as days go by,” [Sgt. Mike] Baker said.
“The government knows it’s unenforceable, it’s feel good legislation,” Tulega said.
Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, disagrees and warned that the activists got a pass on Monday.
Transfer is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in the pen and a $1,000 fine. Coming soon, maybe: A ballot initiative to undo the legal limits on magazine capacity. Although don’t get your hopes up about that. As we now know, if it passes and gets challenged in court, the people’s right to defend a law they’ve enacted themselves is … highly nuanced indeed.