Sheriffs Sue over Colorado Gun Control: 'This Is Our Alamo'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff Justin Smith is one of nearly 30 Sheriffs who have signed their names on the dotted line of a lawsuit to overturn the latest slew of gun control laws passed by the Colorado legislature and signed by Governor John Hickenlooper (D).

    The suit in which Smith is taking part specifically targets the laws that emerged from HB 1224 and HB 1229.

    HB 1224 bans rifle and pistol magazines holding more than 15 rounds that "were acquired after July 1, 2013." At the same time, it also bans many other magazines by prohibiting smaller magazines "designed to be readily converted."

    When Breitbart News spoke to Sheriff Smith on July 22, he explained:

    The problem with this is that those who wrote the law don't understand firearms or magazines. And many of the most popular firearms have magazines with removal floorplates -- for instance, a Glock magazine. This law will effectively ban certain magazines even if they're under the capacity limit, based solely on the fact that they are expandable or simply give the appearance of expandability.

    HB 1229 put background checks in place for every sale in the state--in store sales, online sales, private sales, and of course, sales at gun shows. Additionally, after forcing every sale to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL), this law also adds a $10 fee for every background check.

    Smith explained to Breitbart News that another asinine aspect of HB 1229 is that it incorporates a 72 hour rule; the law is written so that any time your gun is out of your possession for more than 72 hours you will have to do a background check before getting it back (which also means you will have to pay a $10 fee).

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...g-Over-Colorado-Gun-Control-This-is-our-Alamo
     
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    all about money, yes sir.
    pretty soon they'll require a background check in every state everytime you happen to fart while the gun's in your possession.
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    Actually it is about outlawing guns altogether.
     

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