2nd Amendment de-Certified in Boulder, Colorado as Citizens Push-back on Weapons-Ban Compliance Date
Police in Boulder, Colorado are on the lookout for soon-to-be banned weapons owned by residents with less than a day to go before all such firearms will need to be verified or removed from the city. It’s only a first-step, say law-abiding citizens and 2nd Amendment advocates – laying the groundwork for confiscation and further, more draconian gunlaws. First California, now Colorado. Is your City – your State, next?
Yes, says just about anyone who owns a firearm. Oddly enough – the legalization of marijuana makes it almost compulsory for those involved in the growing and distribution to fully arm and protect their property and business, so this city ordinance makes for some strange bedfellows. So far, fewer than 1% of gun owners have complied and this is a problem with far-reaching consequences and questions. What to do with folks who fall back on Federal Law and the Bill of Rights?
City Attorney Tom Carr said anyone found in possession of a non-certified, banned weapon will be subject to fines and criminal charges. City law allows for a fine up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail. Banned guns also could be confiscated and destroyed following a conviction. “The code gives officers discretion,” Carr said. “For example, if the weapon was discovered during an investigation of a crime of violence, I would think that it is more likely to be seized. If the investigation was for something more administrative in nature, I would expect most officers would advise the person of the law and how to comply.”
Of course, that is if someone doesn’t panic before the calm or an officer doesn’t have another beef with the now criminal on January 1st. But don’t look to the State of Colorado for any help: Colorado has a preemption law in its state constitution that clearly states what Boulder has done is not legal.
A local government may not enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law that prohibits the sale, purchase, or possession of a firearm that a person may lawfully sell, purchase, or possess under state or federal law. Any such ordinance, regulation, or other law enacted by a local government prior to March 18, 2003, is void and unenforceable.”
Boulder’s ban includes:
1.) All semi-automatic center-fire rifles that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine and have a pistol grip, telescoping stock, or off hand stabilization feature.
2.) All semi-automatic center-fire pistols that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine other than in the pistol grip or has any other secondary stabilization feature.
3.) All semi-automatic shotguns that have the ability to accept a detachable magazine, or have a fixed magazine over 5 rounds, or have any secondary stabilization features.
And you gotta listen to this: Boulder law enforcement has offered up “alternatives” to
certification, such as storing the gun outside of city limits. Yep – that’ll do ya a lot of good when some loser is breaking into your house to steal your stuff or rape your daughter. Just hustle over to the next county and hope he takes his time locating the safe, or maybe your daughter is a track star?
I made an horrific joke just now because this is an horrific joke. So one thought is don’t comply, it is against the constitution and illegal for them to do this, but if you get caught it’s money, time, jail, lawyers, on your record, etc. A lose-lose. Of course the lawyers love this crap. I stand with all those in Colorado and they should never ever give in. It is their right to have these arms and no other law can take that away. To the few who comply, you deserve no arms. We all should stand with them across this entire country and stop this BS once and for all.
Earlier this year, during the 2018 legislative session, Colorado Republicans held a one seat majority in the state senate. This was enough to stop a poorly written and heavily rushed Red Flag Bill from becoming law.
Colorado’s Red Flag Bill (HB18-1436) was heavily promoted through the media – both radio and TV- as a mental health bill, implying that it would help the mentally ill and get them treatment. But when Sheriff Sprulock was asked on May 7, 2018 in a Senate committee meeting, “Does this bill address how to get those people that mental health treatment?” Sheriff Sprulock answered, “No it doesn’t.”
In other words – they could give a rat’s ass about the real problem – they just want your guns because they want all your rights and they need that one first.