Saturday, November 1, 2014

Surprise: Colorado’s Ban On High-Capacity Magazines Is Easy To Skirt

 A magazine with newly manufactured 5.56mm cartridges is seen at Stone Hart manufacturing, Co. April 9, 2009 in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Colorado gun owners are easily circumventing the state’s ban on ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, a CBS Denver investigation discovered.

While the law, which went into effect last summer, makes it illegal to buy or sell typical 30-round magazines, some sellers have found creative ways around the law that render it all but meaningless.

At one gun store, an undercover producer for Denver’s CBS4 bought a “kit” for a 30-round magazine, which was essentially all its parts that simply hadn’t been assembled. It took the clerk less than 30 seconds to put it together, the station reported.

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