3 more things to scare you about the new Colorado gun laws

First, here’s my rant on 1224 and 1229:  https://jeffcarryoncolorado.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/the-truth-about-1224-and-1229/

Next here are 2 things that should scare you:

  1. Magazines over 15 rounds are evil and scary.  We get it.  But did you know that if an officer sees your gun (I’m looking at you, open carriers) that he/she can check it for magazine size?  And if it’s over 15 rounds, they can take the gun and the magazine as evidence and force you to raise the affirmative defense in court that you owned it legally (and continuously) prior to (and since) July 1st?  That should be reason enough never to open carry.
  2. Did you know that 1229, or 18-12-112 as it’s now known, creates a new Colorado agency to perform background checks?  Prior to this bill, when anyone, namely your FFL, performed a background check, that they did that through the National (that’s the key word here) Instant Criminal Background Check System?  Well now, instead of going to the Feds to verify you’re not a felon or otherwise ineligible to own a gun, that list is being maintained by the state of Colorado.  Congrats!  You said there’d never be a list of gun owners in the state… ha!
  3. HIPPA, schmippa:
    1. (b) No less than three years before the date of the written request:
      (II) The period of commitment of the most recent order of
      commitment or recommitment expired, or the A court entered an order
      terminating the person’s incapacity or discharging the person from
      commitment in the nature of habeas corpus, if the record in the national
      instant criminal background check system is based on an order of
      commitment to the custody of the unit in the department of human services
      that administers behavioral health programs and services, including those
      related to mental health and substance abuse; except that the clerk STATE
      COURT ADMINISTRATOR shall not cancel any record pertaining to a person
      with respect to whom two recommitment orders have been entered under
      section 27-81-112 (7) and (8), C.R.S., or who was discharged from
      treatment under section 27-81-112 (11), C.R.S., on the grounds that further
      treatment will not be likely to bring about significant improvement in the
      person’s condition; or
      (4) PURSUANT TO SECTION 102 (c) OF THE FEDERAL “NICS
      IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2007” (PUB.L. 110-180), A COURT,
      UPON BECOMING AWARE THAT THE BASIS UPON WHICH A RECORD REPORTED
      BY THE STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS
      SECTION DOES NOT APPLY OR NO LONGER APPLIES, SHALL:
      (a) UPDATE, CORRECT, MODIFY, OR REMOVE THE RECORD FROM ANY
      DATABASE THAT THE FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS AND
      MAKES AVAILABLE TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
      CHECK SYSTEM, CONSISTENT WITH THE RULES PERTAINING TO THE
      DATABASE; AND
      (b) NOTIFY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT SUCH BASIS DOES NOT
      APPLY OR NO LONGER APPLIES.

The fine print never ends, does it?

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