Recently, the state of Colorado passed new gun legislation that limited certain types of firearms, accessories, and ownership thereof. However, some of the new gun laws have left Colorado citizens wondering exactly what the bills entail and an increased paranoia to “breaking the law.”
One of these laws is the ban on magazines with greater than 15 rounds of ammunition. Colorado House Bill 1224 currently states, “LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINE means a fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept…” For many gun owners, this was a troubling statement. Many modern magazines have a removable base plate used for maintenance purposes. With some changes, these base plates could be removed to add extenders to the magazine.
The Colorado Attorney General stated that “magazines do not violate the ban simply because they have removable base plates.” New language will soon be written for the legislation to help clear up confusion.
The petition against the new Colorado Gun legislation is still in progress and is not deterred by the change of wording.
As a close state to Colorado, Texas residents should be aware of reciprocity agreements between states, as well as the new legislation within states that one may be visiting.
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