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Colorado Senate Passes HB 1224

The Colorado Senate voted today on HB 1224, where it passed by a vote of 18-17. There were two Democratic Senators, Cheri Jahn of Wheat Ridge and Lois Tochtrop of Thornton, who did the right thing and voted against the bill.

Sad day for Colorado. Interestingly, the bill was amended in the Senate, so it now heads back to the House for another vote. The amendment changed the wording around the ban on shotgun capacity, which now bans any shotgun magazines that hold more than 28 inches of shotgun shells.

Since the bill should once again pass in the House, it looks like Colorado’s only hope is that Governor John Hickenlooper doesn’t sign the bill. However, that seems like a long shot right now, as he has already indicated that he will sign the bill as soon as it hits his desk.

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22 Responses to Colorado Senate Passes HB 1224

  1. Eric Lopez March 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Horrible day for Colorado and the Nation!

  2. JoshinGA March 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    And the Kalifornication of Colorado is setting in. First weed is legalized, then guns are criminalized. Go figure.

  3. Brian March 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    The worst part is that most of the public east of the Mississippi sees CO as a “good old boy” state full of cowboys and mountain men. The general opinion is going to be that if it can pass there, it’ll work everywhere.

  4. Markus March 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Thank Dave Kopel who recommended that 28″ amendment to prevent hunters who use 3.5″ shells from getting screwed by the 8 round limit. Thank him for trying to guide the misguided politicians.

    Here’s his testimony where he politely explains how they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about with this bill:

  5. Jimbo March 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Looks like Magpul and its 58million in tax revenue for the state will be moving to Texas or Wyoming now…. thanks alot Gaylorado

    • bopunk2point0 March 12, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      Switch that 5 and 8 around there Jimbo. It’s 85 million in revenue! 🙂

      Unfortunately this country is going full retard. I only hope Magpul is able to make the move as seamless and fast as possible.

      • dgdimick March 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

        I stand corrected, $85 million.

  6. JohnnyDice March 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Little by little they will chip away at freedom until it is only dust and barely a memory of freedom will remain in those of us who knew it.Our children will be further and further indoctrinated into a completely different way of thinking by their schools, it is already happening,I beg all of you who have children or grandchildren to really look into CScope in schools.

  7. Isaac March 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    When will they get that personal freedom is personal freedom, whether it be firearms or weed? Stop cherry picking our liberties!

  8. Drew March 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Not sure the country see’s Colorado as part of the west anymore. Not since the last election, and I would think this will convince others that is really East California. Sure we will welcome Magpul and all their sub-suppliers to Texas.

    • Drew March 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      While you are trying to hit the State and support the companies that decide to move, why not make a committment to boycott any/all other Colorado businesses. Like Coors beer. There’s plenty that part of Colorado. If you want them to feel the impact, you need to act toward ALL of their business entities, not just Magpul and their contractors.

      • dgdimick March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am #


        I’ve written an email to the Gov. of CO, and informed him, of me decision to reevaluate my reasons to visit CO, or do business with companies located in CO.

        Sadly there are some items you can only get from CO – no, I don’t drink beer. 🙂

        I do plan of a few trips to UT this year, and will go out of my way to avoid driving through CO.

  9. mufassa March 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    oo heavens only a 28inch magazine! That’s so downright…reasonable.

    You realize the magazine manufacturers (including magpul) are going to make more money because of this bill right? This is going to cause windfall increase in demand for longer magazines before the bill goes into place.

    it’s economics, you guys….

    • Brandon March 12, 2013 at 7:02 am #

      You’re joking right?

  10. Sol March 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    quite honestly the writing was on the wall for this to happen back in Nov when Colorado supported Barrack Obama. that’s the biggest indicator of whether a state will pass more restrictive gun laws so far. if you notice its been all the Northeast and Northwest states with a few sprinkled in between. also noticable is the fact that states that went to Romney are pushing for gun friendly laws. honestly if your state is going the way of gun grabbers then you can bet back breaking taxes, liberalized schools that teach filth and social decay are right around the corner.

    fight it as long as you can but plan on moving to a free state.

  11. Camo March 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    What exactly was is in HB 1224?

  12. Steve March 12, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    Colorado just got the state they voted for, IMHO every gun company/parts company needs to move out of anti gun states and head for a pro 2A state, only hitting them in their liberal wallets will get their attention.

  13. CptQ12292 March 12, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    To the good citizens and patriots of Colorado: DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION CYCLE. It is time to start recall procedures on all of the law-makers that supported these bills. They’re all in violation of their oaths of office. Start gathering signatures to force recall elections on all of them. KICK THEM OUT OF OFFICE. Make them spend their time and their money to fight the recalls. Give them something to think about, like finding a new JOB. There is strength in numbers stand firm and START RECALLS NOW…..RECALL….RECALL…VOTE THEM OUT. Also file with the courts for injunctions against the implementation of these bills because they violate the US and Colorado Constitution. Meanwhile all non-residents should refuse to vacation or purchase anything that in anyway aid this state government. RECALL AND KICK THEM ALL OUT.

    • Sean D March 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      Recall on Representative Mike McLaughlan has already been presented. He voted for the bill in the House, and has gone public saying he is not sure he will vote for it again when it comes back to the house.
      The same group is also working on a recall of both Evie Hudak and Senate President John Morse, for both their stance on these bills and their commentary, one being that Hudak told a rape victim that a gun wouldn’t have helped her, and Morse saying that gun owners are a “sickness on us that need to be cleansed.”

      There’s definitely recalls and lawsuits both coming. There were a number of attorneys who testified against the bill, including one of the attorneys who helped win the DC v. Heller case, who said that should the bill be signed, they would file a lawsuit themselves to halt the bill. The fight isn’t over, it’s just becoming more steep.

  14. dgdimick March 12, 2013 at 9:59 am #


    You’re kidding right? The buying spree has nothing to do with CO, sure CO has helped it, however, the reelection on the same morons in D.C is the main driver.

    MagPul has a current backorder of 1 million Pmags. Granted they have shifted production from their model 2’s to model 3’s, however, they are still back ordered, and have been since Nov. With Magpul’s “Air lift” to the people of CO, and plans to do this in other states, the backorder will continue for a few years.

    I look forward to Magpul moving out of the lame state of CO, I’d like to see their taxes spent somewhere else, somewhere that still understands the constitution. With CO’s economy is such a crappy state right now; look at CA if you want to see the future of CO, it’s really a poor idea to drive $65 million in revenue out of town.

  15. JohnnyDice March 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Mufasa….You just put that up to mess with us right?