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.
“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.
Brophy points to a section of the bill that defines a high-capacity magazine as one capable of accepting or — that can be readily converted — to accept more than 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.
“This is where shotgun shells go inside this tube here,” Brophy showed Boyd, “You can screw this part off the top and screw on an extender to this tube to allow it to hold more than eight rounds. It is readily convertible, which by definition in the bill, makes the whole thing a high-capacity magazine.”
Also consider the Missouri Democrats’ gun ban‘s proposed effects:
d. A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or
This is actually somewhat important, and a subtle ban in the middle of an overt one.
Those are Centurion mini shotgun shells. Normal 12-gauge shotgun shells come in 2 3/4″ lengths. These are 2″. A standard shotgun tube that holds five 2 3/4″ shotshells, like the Mossberg 930, suddenly can hold six 2″ shells and becomes an illegal assault death murder kill gun. Even a four-shot semi-auto shotgun with a little bit of play may fit six of the 2″ shells.
For the gullible “sportsman” Fudds who believe that duck hunting is part of the Second Amendment (hint: it says “hunting” right next to “muskets”), this kind of law might come as a surprise. To those who are coming around or already understanding the true nature of the Second Amendment and the opponents of citizens’ liberty, they can see that this is all part of the plan – it’s not some accidental unintended consequence. It’s part of the plan.
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.