CO Governor Hickenlooper Signs Landmark Gun Control Legislation

Magpul Industries, a Boulder high-capacity magazine manufacturer, is getting ready to pull up its roots and move elsewhere thanks to Democrats in the state.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed landmark new gun laws today expanding background checks on gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.
The Politico reported:

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms and signaled a change for Democrats who traditionally shied away from gun control debate in Colorado – a state with a moderate streak and pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.

Hickenlooper’s signature of the bills comes exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a movie theater in suburban Denver, and on the same day as the executive director of the state’s Corrections Department was shot and killed at his home.

Police were searching for the person who killed Tom Clements, and trying to figure out if the attack was related to his job.

The bills require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Jane Dougherty, whose sister was killed in a deadly attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., was present for the bill signing.

Lawmakers and guests applauded as Hickenlooper signed the bills. The governor looked solemn.

Already, one Colorado sheriff told reporters he would not enforce the new unenforceable Democratic gun control laws.

Magpul Industries Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of polymer firearms accessories and concept firearms, says it will leave Colorado “almost immediately” after Governor Hickenlooper signs the bill.

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