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Colorado introduces landmark gun laws

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

The US state of Colorado has tightened its gun laws, to impose limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks for gun buyers.

It comes exactly eight months after a massacre at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, that left 12 people dead.

Relatives of the victims saw Governor John Hickenlooper sign the bills.

It makes Colorado the second state after New York to pass gun control measures since 26 people were shot dead at a school in Connecticut in December.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-21865117

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

And this will do absolutely nothing to fix the problem...

But I guess they felt they had to do something to get that superior "I did something you ignorant peasants were too stupid to do" warm and cuddly feeling...


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

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Ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds will be banned in the state. The bills take effect in July.

15 rounds?! WTF? How about 5 rounds or less Colorado?

These people are so full of crap.

Edit: C'moooon! Lol.

Edited by Purifier, 21 March 2013 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Well, I'm still taking my 17 round Beretta on my trips there this summer.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

thats good news isn`t it? so now there will tighter background checks on all the criminals buyi.................on wait!!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

View PostPurifier, on 21 March 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

15 rounds?! WTF? How about 5 rounds or less Colorado?

These people are so full of crap.

Edit: C'moooon! Lol.

The (US) Army standard for changing a 20/30 round magazine in combat is 8 seconds or less... While a civilian shooter might not be able to quite match that time, it really doesn't take much longer... plenty of time to change magazines while walking down a deserted school hallway while everyone is trying to hide from you... Like I said... this law will change nothing...


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

They're worried about violent gun crimes in a state that legalized marijuana...?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostTaun, on 21 March 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

The (US) Army standard for changing a 20/30 round magazine in combat is 8 seconds or less... While a civilian shooter might not be able to quite match that time, it really doesn't take much longer... plenty of time to change magazines while walking down a deserted school hallway while everyone is trying to hide from you... Like I said... this law will change nothing...

I do agree that mag restrictions are the least helpful thing to do. Having said that, it does mean the shooter will be carrying less ammo overall most likely.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

I don't think most criminals buy guns by legal means anyway.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

View PostStellar, on 21 March 2013 - 04:45 PM, said:

I do agree that mag restrictions are the least helpful thing to do. Having said that, it does mean the shooter will be carrying less ammo overall most likely.

You can pack a lot of 15 round magazines in a school back pack... And they wouldn't weigh all that much either with smaller caliber (like 5.56mm/223)...


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostHilander, on 21 March 2013 - 04:49 PM, said:

I don't think most criminals buy guns by legal means anyway.

Nope, at they certainly don't stick to the law with the magazine size etc either. lol

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

View PostTaun, on 21 March 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

The (US) Army standard for changing a 20/30 round magazine in combat is 8 seconds or less... While a civilian shooter might not be able to quite match that time, it really doesn't take much longer... plenty of time to change magazines while walking down a deserted school hallway while everyone is trying to hide from you... Like I said... this law will change nothing...

I get the feeling they didn't intend to change anything, Taun. But just make themselves look good.



View PostStellar, on 21 March 2013 - 04:45 PM, said:

I do agree that mag restrictions are the least helpful thing to do. Having said that, it does mean the shooter will be carrying less ammo overall most likely.

Adding to what Taun said, this as well:

Unless the shooter knows the "tape two or three magazines together trick", won't take long to switch (probably even less then 8 seconds) the homemade dual clip around and keep on squeezing the trigger.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

This is SO very stupid! Gun Laws, Background checks, and the lot are all a laughable measure in stopping these crimes! Most of you know my background with that being said, I know first hand, how little this will do. Which criminal buys a firearm legally? Which criminal will follow these moronic restrictions on magazine size? Lets take for example the war on drugs. We made Heroin, Coke, etc illegal. That has worked wonders hasn't it?!

Honestly, if you view statistics of communities where the population have their CCW, and/or own firearms in their homes, crimes go DOWN. Criminals feed off the weak. A thief is NOT going to break in to a home, or mug someone whom they know has a firearm. Even without statistics, common sense shows this.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

The one positive thing that backround checks do is that a person with an already detected mental disorder (I mean serious disorder - not something non violent) could be stopped from legally getting a weapon...

Other than that all it really serves to do is to make a data base of who owns what...





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