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Posted: 4/11/2022 2:56:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: anono]
Do any counties outside of those hippy infestations even try to enforce the possession ban? Secondary question, are there any Sheriffs who refuse to enforce it? (I might be moving for work, but I can choose anywhere in CO). I have a ton of 30rnd pmags, and I can't even find if as a prior owner I'd even be subject to being heckled by any LE?

Thanks for any knowledge. EDIT: I acknowledge I'm not looking/asking for legal advice. I'm asking for anecdotal experiences. Feel free to PM me if no one wants it on a public board (understandable).
Link Posted: 4/11/2022 4:37:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/12/2022 12:20:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By anono:
Do any counties outside of those hippy infestations even try to enforce the possession ban? Secondary question, are there any Sheriffs who refuse to enforce it? (I might be moving for work, but I can choose anywhere in CO). I have a ton of 30rnd pmags, and I can't even find if as a prior owner I'd even be subject to being heckled by any LE?

Thanks for any knowledge. EDIT: I acknowledge I'm not looking/asking for legal advice. I'm asking for anecdotal experiences. Feel free to PM me if no one wants it on a public board (understandable).
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Colorado Springs is El Paso County. Only like 2-3 sheriffs "enforce" it, and El Paso isn't one.

At most, you would see it as a follow on charge with other crimes.

The ban is not really pure-possession (grandfathering clause), but purchase/possession after 1 July 2013... technically. ...technically.

People really overthink this. There's no magazine gestapo.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 12:37:51 PM EDT
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Counties are not the same as cities

The mag ban is a joke.

OP is trolling.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 2:47:45 PM EDT
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I used to keep a list but there are at least 20 municipalities that have charged people with mag violations.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 2:47:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By XJ:
Counties are not the same as cities

The mag ban is a joke.

OP is trolling.
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I'm not trolling. It's a simple question, did you understand what I meant? Yeah, you did.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 2:55:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BullpupFan:
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Yes, I saw that. I'm not asking whether or not people do or don't choose to follow the legislation, or even what opinions on it are. I'm specifically asking about anecdotal experiences of whether or not LE actually enforces said legislature. It's a totally different subject to what the mod was spec'ing.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 3:05:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By anono:


Yes, I saw that. I'm not asking whether or not people do or don't choose to follow the legislation, or even what opinions on it are. I'm specifically asking about anecdotal experiences of whether or not LE actually enforces said legislature. It's a totally different subject to what the mod was spec'ing.
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Originally Posted By anono:
Originally Posted By BullpupFan:
Look up...


Yes, I saw that. I'm not asking whether or not people do or don't choose to follow the legislation, or even what opinions on it are. I'm specifically asking about anecdotal experiences of whether or not LE actually enforces said legislature. It's a totally different subject to what the mod was spec'ing.


I pointed it out as the answer to your confusion about the legality of your existing PMAGs.
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I pointed it out as the answer to your confusion about the legality of your existing PMAGs.
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Zero questions about the legality of it. Only questions were about enforcement of it. Thanks though.
Link Posted: 4/12/2022 5:12:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By anono:


Zero questions about the legality of it. Only questions were about enforcement of it. Thanks though.
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Originally Posted By BullpupFan:


I pointed it out as the answer to your confusion about the legality of your existing PMAGs.


Zero questions about the legality of it. Only questions were about enforcement of it. Thanks though.


Originally Posted By anono:
I have a ton of 30rnd pmags, and I can't even find if as a prior owner I'd even be subject to being heckled by any LE?

I interpreted "subject to being heckled" as meaning you didn't understand the conditions under which your possession in Colorado would be legal, since of course anyone is subject to being heckled at any time by anyone regardless of the legality.
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Link Posted: 4/13/2022 7:56:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I used to keep a list but there are at least 20 municipalities that have charged people with mag violations.
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Do you recall which the municipalities were?
Link Posted: 4/13/2022 10:59:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I used to keep a list but there are at least 20 municipalities that have charged people with mag violations.
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Every instance I remember seeing someone being charged with a magazine violation was arrested for something else and they tack it on to make the punishment more harsh.
Link Posted: 4/13/2022 1:28:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BullpupFan:



I interpreted "subject to being heckled" as meaning you didn't understand the conditions under which your possession in Colorado would be legal, since of course anyone is subject to being heckled at any time by anyone regardless of the legality.
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Ok fair enough, not my meaning, but either way, I appreciate the people who responded here or via message.

I guess I've seen/heard of LE "heckling" people for all sorts of stuff, illegal or legal (frequently making things up just to try and bait people), and at the same token, on directives from local Sheriffs and Chiefs, absolutely refusing to enforce laws they see as inappropriate or unConstitutional. So, that's where my question was coming from.

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Do you recall which the municipalities were?
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Pretty much all over the state. Larimer and weld county were absent but cities in those counties including Greeley and loveland. At one time there were lists and records posted here. If you dig in archive you'll come up with them.


I might be thinking of this one

https://www.ar-15.co/threads/161312-KRDO-news-story-on-magazine-ban-with-info-on-arrests?highlight=Magazine+ban+enforcement
Link Posted: 4/13/2022 3:22:11 PM EDT
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Every instance I remember seeing someone being charged with a magazine violation was arrested for something else and they tack it on to make the punishment more harsh.
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Slippery slopes are just that.
Link Posted: 4/13/2022 7:22:16 PM EDT
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what if i purchased those preban mags whilst living in another state, then moved to CO?

still illegal to possess in CO?
Link Posted: 4/14/2022 8:55:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JLPettimoreIII:
what if i purchased those preban mags whilst living in another state, then moved to CO?

still illegal to possess in CO?
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AFAIK it doesn't state the mags have to be purchased in CO. Just that they were owned before July 2013.
Link Posted: 4/26/2022 1:49:45 PM EDT
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The ban was a long play in my opinion.

It was never meant to get mags off the street overnight. It was intended to eventually make the concept of gun ownership unappealing to the masses/onerous to accomplish.

Every day farther removed from the grandfather date we get, the percentage of guns being bought that didn’t exist before the ban goes higher.

Take the P320 for instance. There is no circumstance where it’s legal to possess a high capacity magazine for that gun in this state because they didn’t exist before the ban.

When they *do* start enforcing it (and they will) they will target the low hanging fruit first.

How many news stories about stings at gun ranges do you think it will take before your average weekend gun guy is too afraid to take his mags out in public?
Link Posted: 4/27/2022 7:01:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CeruleanRed:
The ban was a long play in my opinion.

It was never meant to get mags off the street overnight. It was intended to eventually make the concept of gun ownership unappealing to the masses/onerous to accomplish.

Every day farther removed from the grandfather date we get, the percentage of guns being bought that didn’t exist before the ban goes higher.

Take the P320 for instance. There is no circumstance where it’s legal to possess a high capacity magazine for that gun in this state because they didn’t exist before the ban.

When they *do* start enforcing it (and they will) they will target the low hanging fruit first.

How many news stories about stings at gun ranges do you think it will take before your average weekend gun guy is too afraid to take his mags out in public?
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Just an fyi, the sig p250 came out in 2007 and those magazines also fit in the p320.
Link Posted: 4/28/2022 6:09:42 PM EDT
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I'm in douglas county and I have, as a civilian, shot at an LE range with a AR pistol that is braced and had 30 round mags.  No one cared, including the federal law enforcement who I was there with.  Do with that info what you will.  

What will get you pinched is committing a crime with one.  Then it will be an add on charge.
Link Posted: 4/29/2022 8:46:27 PM EDT
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I take exception to the Springs/El Paso County being included in the OP's thread.  The county sheriff has made it clear that he will not enforce any restriction.
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