Colorado House Passes Gun Control Bills in Close Vote

COA group of four gun control bills passed in the Colorado State House on Monday by very close votes. According to the Denver Post, HB 1228 passed by just one vote at 33-32. The bill would cost gun buyers an estimated $5-$12 for every state background check. Another bill, HB1224, also passed in the house at 34-32.  This bill restricts the maximum capacity of firearm magazines to 15 rounds, a move that is highly opposed by Colorado gun rights advocates and parts manufacturers such as Magpul.

Magpul had previously stated that if HB 1224 passes, the company will be moving out of state.

“We’ve already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow,” says a post by Magpul on their Facebook wall. “We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone.”

The bills are:

  • House Bill 1224: Magazines limited to 15 rounds
  • House Bill 1226: Banning concealed weapons on campuses
  • House Bill 1228: Colorado residents will have to pay a fee for background checks
  • House Bill 1229: “Universal background checks”


  • Brian Joyce

    BYE BYE 2nd amendment!

    • refurb001

      THANK YOU obamy and the demoncrap party! NEVER VOTE another democrap into office.

    • Paul Erwin

      Sounds as though you are a real supporter of the 2nd amendment,is that your girlfriend or wife,I hope she can defend herself since you are obviously not interested or capable of doing so,unless of course I took your reply wrong

  • Dan

    another piece of freedom chewed up and spit out.

  • Grinning Bear

    In Happy Grinning Bear Land… this article would list who and how the votes were cast. I am search challenged when it comes to finding specifics regarding legislative voting records. Best kept secrets since Oakridge. Accountability begins with listing names and votes. Of course this often is obscured by voice votes…

    • refurb001

      Just DO NOT re-elect incumbents next vote around! PURGE the system of these traitors to the voting public. And ask any running for office their stand on Gun Ownership and the Right to Bare Arms!

  • goyaathle

    The Supreme Court ruling in United
    States v. Miller, 307 U.S.
    (1939) Ruled The Second Amendment protects only the
    ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an
    organized militia.

    President Obama and other Liberals tell us that we do not need
    weapons of war. Even simi-automatics. The Department of Homeland
    Security in an Offical memo said that the full auto version was the
    perfect self defense weapon for their employees.

    • badbob85037

      It starts in the government ran ‘education’ system. . A parent needs to look only as far as your fourth grader’s Social Studies and History text books. After all you don’t have to re-educate a person that was never educated to begin with.

  • Black Rain

    Voice vote, vote them all out.

  • Dave Phelps

    another case of brain dead, mentaly ill libatards pushing their insane ideas to tear up the constitution

    • Dr. Evil

      Another case of lazy voters letting democrats win.

  • Dave Phelps

    ok colorado, either vote out all the libtards, or move to a sane state

  • TPS12

    You did not stand up for your rights so they took them away.

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
    ― Gerald R. Ford

    • Paul Erwin

      No truer words spoken and they will take ALL YOUR RIGHTS if you don’t stand up for them,we have taken our rights for GRANTED for to long now its time to fight for them

  • JQP

    So unconstitutional, why leave stay and fight everyone cant leave when things get hard the fight is worth thee effort .

  • Ed Williams

    I used to be proud to say I grew up in Colorado. Not any more. Thank God I got out before they f^&*ed it up. Amazing how fed up Californians and other lefties move to nice places (Montana too) and then work as hard as they can to make the new place just like the old one… I’m tired of moving, so I guess it’s time for plan B. (Refer to 2nd Amendment for details.)

    • Lee Dutra

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Colorado is “California #5″.

  • barbiecakes

    These politicians will be strutting around bragging about how many lives they will save. Liberal=stupid and naive.

  • brabbie2002

    So the libtards have won this round…pardon the pun. But I bet their constituents are going to be a little less than pleased when the unemployment rolls start going up and people start losing their houses for lack of mortgage money from a paycheck.

  • bobalo59

    Punish me for the crimes of a few? I don’t think so, they can take their laws and shove em. I’m not registering, I’m not reporting, I am NOT turning in any gun I have.


    I will never vote for another Democrat.

  • sandra

    With the sheriffs officers and citizens working together they can make a stand. What do those in the state government think they will get out of this. Everyone who is involved in this vote should be exposed and denied service anywhere they go. They should basicly be shunned for there careless treatment of fellow Americans freedoms.


    The Colorado House has to be at least a little over half full of dumbasses.
    I hope MAGPUL stands up to their word if it passes the Senate and gets
    passed into law. They will see how long the Democrats are in control.
    Very little is said or done about mental health. So the Democrats can take the fall.


    I love the beauty of Colorado and my wife and I were going to take a trip through there this summer. But not now, we will treat Colorado like Illinois stay to hell out of it. Northern Illinois is the cesspool of the USA I hope someday it gets flushed of the crap that is there so the good people can survive.

  • mike

    Another state gone socialist republic

  • Former U.S. Marine

    All House members that voted in favor of these bills should be immediately removed from office and placed under arrest for the crime of treason against the U.S. Constitution, of which they all took an oath to defend and uphold. All you readers in Colorado need to get on the ball and write your government officials from your local Mayor all the way up to the President to get this done. I also encourage all readers from every state to write your own government officials and tell them that acts of treason like this will not be tolerated. If you don’t then prepare to have all your freedoms taken away.

  • Steve Thomas

    Magpul, yall are welcome here in Texas.

    • Paul Erwin

      Magpul is also welcome in Oklahoma,our citizens are friendly and support the 2nd amendment and the constitution with all our hearts

      • TxPatrick

        We asked first…. :-)

  • foxxybey

    Not only will they now lose business, they will lose citizens that pay taxes, so they can go pound dirt finding the money to get anything done, this state has become a nazi state and is going to hell in a hand basket, starting at the top to the lowest form of life.

  • TxPatrick

    You can have 30 joints but not a 30 rd. magazine?

  • Meg

    Start the recall petitions. If they won’t disclose how individuals voted, recall all Democrats. If any Democrats voted in accord with the Constitution, they should have to prove it to avoid the recall. If you choose to identify with idiots, you pay the price. Be sure to offer the petition to the sheep packing whistles.

  • Steve S.

    The Denver Post effing LIED. I watched the vote, live, and the bills were passed by VOICE VOTE. People yelling aye, and no. the speaker then gavelled them passed. There was no roll call vote, so there is no way to say that it was a “close vote.”
    I haven’t looked, but I’ll bet a nickel, that the Denver Post is owned by Garret. Lies seem to be their stock in trade.

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