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Colo. senator on proposed state ban: ‘They’re coming after the standard shotgun’

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Greg Brophy: “They’re coming after the standard shotgun.”
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A misguided gun control bill under consideration in Colorado would ban a popular shotgun used for hunting.

Although the Obama administration is no friend of the National Rifle Association, it apparently loves its shotguns. Vice President Joe Biden has advised Americans on numerous occasions that we should “get a shotgun” for personal defense, and President Barack Obama claimed in a recent magazine interview that “we go skeet shooting all the time.”

Colorado didn’t get the message.

State Sen. Greg Brophy told Denver affiliate CBS4 News that a standard pump or semi-automatic shotgun favored by pheasant hunters would be illegal under a proposal making its way through the General Assembly.

“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy said. “Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year.”

Brophy was referring to a proposed 15-round or eight-shotgun shell limitation on magazine sizes, adding that shotgun extender tubes would fall under that definition.

“The law is specific as of July 1. You can keep it, but only if you maintain continuous possession of it,” Brophy told the TV station. “If it breaks, you can’t give to a gunsmith even to fix it. You can’t hand it to your son to use. It’s all now outlawed because of this 1224, the bill that Gov. Hickenlooper says he’s going to sign … this is most extreme thing anybody’s ever done related to firearms.”

The bill has one Colorado employer threatening to pull out of the state. Magpul, which manufactures the high-capacity magazines that the bill seeks to ban, said it would move elsewhere if the ban is enacted .

Read more at CBS4 and watch its news clip below.


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