Gun stores all over Colorado are getting around or simply ignoring the state’s six-year-old magazine capacity limit law.
Gee, it’s almost as if legislators who don’t know the first thing about the items they’re seeking to regulate create laws that don’t do what they intended.
Denver’s KUSA TV sent a reporter with a hidden camera around to gun stores around Colorado and found that so-called high capacity magazines are still widely available in the state. Some are sold as kits to take advantage of the law’s vague wording. And some are sold complete, in clear violation of the law.
What’s more, local law enforcement seems to have no interest in pressing the issue. Virtually the only time individuals are charged under the law is in combination with other, more serious offenses.
In the mean time, Coloradans who want 30-round (or more) magazines don’t seem have any problem getting them. That must make legislators like former Senate President John Morse, former Senator Angela Giron and former Senator Evie Hudak wonder why they risked (and lost) their jobs over the useless legislation.
As Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams put it . . .
That’s proof that you don’t need the law, and that’s been the proof since it was passed in 2013. This law, while it made some people feel like, ‘Hey, we’ve addressed the situation in Colorado,’ it’s wholly ineffective, which your video shows.