Not Coming For Your Guns: Boulder Passes Anti-Gun Ordinance, Essentially Bans All Semi-Automatic Rifles From City

I mentioned the other day that the City of Boulder, Colorado, was looking to do this, and now they have passed it, and we can see the final legislation, and it’s worse than the news articles realize

(Fox News) The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning “assault weapons” and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers.

In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she disagreed with the ordinance “in many ways,” saying it would invite a flood of litigation — despite voting for it.

The city defines assault weapons as “semi-automatic firearms designed with military features to allow rapid spray firing for the quick and efficient killing of humans.”

Included in the definition are “all semiautomatic action rifles with a detachable magazine with a capacity of twenty-one or more rounds,” as well as “semiautomatic shotguns with a folding stock or a magazine capacity of more than six rounds or both.”

There’s actually a bit of uncertainty over that, which comes from the city’s own document (that link in excerpt). The agenda portion at the beginning makes that claim, which would essentially ban virtually all semi-automatic rifles, because while only some come with magazines that have a 21 round or higher count, you can get a 21+ round magazine for most.That non-scary Pioneer above would be banned.

Also on page 10 we read (D) Any firearm which has been modified to be operable as an assault weapon as defined herein. That would wack any handgun which has the capacity to accept an extended magazine with a 21+ round magazine. I could get one for my little Walther P22. Hence, illegal.

The question here is, did the actual ordinance not do what they say it did? Looking on page 14 of the document, in the actual ordinance, much of the language looks like it was struck, including on magazines. We see A pistol grip or thumbhole stockll semiautomatic action rifles with a detachable magazine with a capacity of twenty-one or more rounds. Does that mean the magazine talking point is not in effect? Perhaps the city council will respond to the email I sent them on the subject.

Anyhow

Those possessing assault weapons already can keep them under the law, but owning bump stocks and high-capacity magazines will be become illegal in July. Certain law enforcement and military personnel are exempted from the ordinance.

As to the possession part, um, kinda no. On page 18 we see that people have 4 choices: remove the weapon from the city, render it inoperable, surrender the to the city police, or register it with the city police. If registered, it would require another background check, the weapon must be kept secured at all times (will the police come and check?), and can only be on property owned or controlled by the firearm owner, or at a firing range. I guess taking it out hunting is not allowed anymore. Hmph. Talking point killed.

Oh, and you cannot keep it in the glove compartment of your vehicle while transporting, it must be in an approved safe. The fact that they mention the glove compartment means either they’re idiots  on firearms or they are actually attempting to ban handguns as we see from the document on page 10.

During the public comment period for the legislation, the nonprofit Mountain States Legal Foundation promised to sue the city for “violations of the Second, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” as well as the Colorado Constitution, Fox’s KDVR-TV reported.

There are going to be a lot of lawsuits. But, hey, remember, the gun grabbers don’t actually want to grab guns from law abiding citizens or something.

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10 Responses to “Not Coming For Your Guns: Boulder Passes Anti-Gun Ordinance, Essentially Bans All Semi-Automatic Rifles From City”

  1. Jeffery says:

    If the two rifles in your doctored photo are the “same”, why do you, TEACH, suppose mass shooters overwhelmingly prefer the AR-15 style over the traditional hunting version?

  2. gitarcarver says:

    If the two rifles in your doctored photo…….

    We know that the left hates facts, but we’ve been down this path before. The photo is not “doctored,” but apparently it helps you feel better to say it is.

    You’d have to ask the people that did the shooting as to why they chose a certain weapon.

    However, the AR-15 style is popular for several reasons including adaptability, ease of accessorizing, and price.

    Of course, all of those factors have nothing to do with the fact that the two rifles in the image are functionally the same, which is the issue that you hate to discuss.

    All the left has is hate.

    • formwiz says:

      IdiotBoy wouldn’t know as M-1 carbine if he was shot with one.

    • Jeffery says:

      So you admit that mass shooters DO find characteristics of the AR models more attractive than the hunting model? Doesn’t that admission rebut TEACH’s false claim that they are the same?

      And of course the photo is doctored, as previously detailed. The hunting version is “shrunken”.

      All the right has are lies. And hate.

      • gitarcarver says:

        So you admit that mass shooters DO find characteristics of the AR models more attractive than the hunting model?

        Learn to read as I said nothing of the sort. We do know why the AR-15 is preferred by many, but whether that includes someone who wants to use it in a mass shooting is unknown. We do know that law abiding citizens like it for the reasons given.

        Is it your contention that law abiding citizens should not have the right to choose a product that has the same capabilities as other products based on price and adaptability?

        Doesn’t that admission rebut TEACH’s false claim that they are the same?

        Nope. Not in the least. Once again, you have problems reading and comprehending.

        And of course the photo is doctored, as previously detailed. The hunting version is “shrunken”.

        We’ve been down this path before and you were proven to be wrong. There is no need to rehash why you were wrong. We might want to discuss why you repeat disproven arguments all the time, as that seems to help prove the idea that all the left has is hate and uses lies to support that hate.

        • Jeffery says:

          You should learn to think. And to tell the truth.

          You are all tRumps now!

          The Con Man Post-Truth Era.

          Let’s hope we survive.

          All the right has are lies and hate.

  3. formwiz says:

    So, does carrying a circular saw on a cord count?

    How’s ’bout a single shot bolt action rifle with a scope?

    This is one of those camel’s nose games the Lefties love to play.

  4. We have already done the “Assault” weapons ban in this country. It didn’t matter. I understand that children in Florida don’t remember it, but the 90’s wasn’t that long ago.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Why is the hunting rifle magazine in the picture not as broad as the AR style magazine? Do ARs use “longer” .223 cartridges?

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