Colorado’s Magazine Capacity Law Might Accidentally Ban ALL Removable Magazines

March 18 2013
by GSL Staff
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We’ve already talked about how Colorado’s hastily written, proposed magazine bill (which is supposed to limit magazines to 15 rounds) might ban most popular hunting and self defense shotguns.

Now, upon further analysis, it looks like the bill might accidentally ban virtually all magazines.

The issue is that the bill’s language bans magazines that can be easily converted to hold more than 15 rounds.

This is virtually every magazine on the market.

Most magazines can take an extension by removed the bottom base plate and simply adding a longer extension in its place.

Some magazines can easily have their capacity increased by using a weaker spring, or cutting the stock springs to be shorter (although this can affect reliability).

It’s too late for the legislature to do anything about this as the bill is already sitting on the Governor’s desk. Maybe this gross oversight will give the Governor enough of a reason not to sign it.

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