UPDATE: Vice President Joe Biden must feeling the fool right now. Despite lobbying legislative Democrats to pass their gun bills, it appears he didn’t read HB1224 before telling a woman at a recent Facebook town hall:
“You don’t need an AR-15,” he said. “Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
As if House Democrats hadn’t been shamed nationally enough this session, a story on CBS4 last night, and now headlined in red on the Drudge Report, brings further nationwide embarrassment to Speaker Mark Ferrandino’s caucus.
Peak favorite, Senator Greg Brophy, discovered that HB1224, the bill banning standard capacity magazines over 15 rounds or 8 shotgun shells, would actually ban a basic hunting shotgun.
So not only would HB1224 force Magpul Industries out of the state, decimating hundreds of jobs and the plastics manufacturing industry in Colorado, but it would also make illegal the most popular hunting shotgun in the state.
Is Dan Maes writing legislation for House Democrats now?
We can’t wait to hear how Rep. Mike “One Term” McLachlan explains this to his Southwest Colorado district.
One piece of advice, Mike: Enjoy your session in the Legislature — you’re not gonna get another one.
Reports CBS4’s Shaun Boyd:
DENVER (CBS4) – A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.
A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign.
…“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.”
Or sell, transfer or even lend one.
“The law is specific as of July 1. You can keep it, but only if you maintain continuous possession of it,” Brophy said. “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.”
Watch the full CBS4 segment after the jump.