Standard Shotgun Could Face Ban In New Bill

While not the proposed double barreled shotgun Vice President Joe Biden encouraged women to get themselves for protection, the standard pump shotgun is now in the sights of gun control freaks in Colorado. House Bill 13-1224 is a bill that references large-capacity magazines and yet specifically targets certain shotguns that have the ability to be altered to hold more than five shotgun shells.

Senator Greg Brophy (R-Wray) said, “They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” referencing House Bill 13-1224 which has already passed the House and Governor John Hickenlooper has said he will sign.

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“Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year,” he said.

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Brophy points to a section in the bill that defines large-capacity magazines. The legislation reads:

“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 more than ten rounds of ammunition or more than five shotgun shells.”

As you can see in the video above, Brophy demonstrates how to increase the capacity of the standard shotgun. “This is where shotgun shells go inside this tube here,” Brophy told CBS4’s Shaun Boyd, “You can screw this part off the top and screw on an extender to this tube to allow it to hold more than eight rounds. It is readily convertible, which by definition in the bill, makes the whole thing a high-capacity magazine.”

Brophy went on to state that under the 1994 federal ban, manufacturers redesigned gun barrels so that they could not be extended. He is doubtful that they would do it specifically for Colorado.

“I don’t know if anybody is going to make guns specifically for the five million people living in Colorado,” he said. “We just might not be able to legally purchase a pump shotgun or a semi-automatic shotgun.”

“The law is specific as of July 1. You can keep it, but only if you maintain continuous possession of it,” Brophy added, affirming our earlier report. “If it breaks, you can’t give to a gunsmith even to fix it. You can’t hand it to your son to use. It’s all now outlawed because of this 1224, the bill that Gov. Hickenlooper says he’s going to sign … this is most extreme thing anybody’s ever done related to firearms.”

For those Americans living in Colorado, this is your wake up call. Democrats cannot be trusted when it comes to gun control. Sadly, some Republicans can’t. However, your voice needs to be heard loud and clear in the Colorado Capitol. Here’s your chance. Contact your representatives here. You may also want to express your opinions on these other bills that violate your Constitutionally protected rights to own certain types of firearms.

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