It will be illegal to purchase, manufacture or sell magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition in the state of Colorado come Monday. Recently-passed gun control measures have Second Amendment supporters angry while several gun manufacturers are fleeing the state.
To most Americans the question of secession was settled by the Civil War, but even today there are those who believe that states - or, in this case part of a state - should be able to form anew.
The marijuana regulation law that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed last month includes a quarter-ounce limit on pot purchases by visitors from other states. Colorado residents, by contrast, may buy up to an ounce at a time. As I have mentioned before, making the purchase limit hinge on residency seems inconsistent with Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization initiative that is now part of Colorado's constitution. The quarter-ounce rule may also be vulnerable to challenge under the U.S. Constitution, since it discriminates against residents of other states.
Left-wing, anti-Second Amendment lawmakers and governors have been working overtime throughout 2013 to take away the supposedly unimpeachable right of their citizens to "keep and bear arms" of their choice.
There is a term for what is being talked about yet I can’t think of it. Rumor has it though that the Federal government is laying the groundwork to let the Secret Service start arresting Sheriff’s for not enforcing new gun control laws, starting with Colorado.
Fast Facts and Trivia
- "Beulah red" is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol its distinctive splendor. Cutting, polishing, and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years, from 1894 to 1900. All of the "Beulah red" marble in the world went into the Capitol. It cannot be replaced, at any price.