It's this sort of thing that we must keep fighting. Support CSSA - http://www.cssa.org/
RMGO - http://www.rmgo.org/
Write the Papers, etc. etc. Don't let your vigilance slip just because the national ban has expired!
IMHO, the Denver Ban was killed last year in the state house. Something called the preemption act.
Denver is suing to get it back, but we will see.
Oh that's a real reputable write up. Check out this jewel in the middle of that:
"Colorado law currently bans machine guns and silencers."
No its very true. But what it really says is, that its illegal to own illegal machine guns and silencers. The state statute calls them dangerous weapons, and its illegal to own dangerous weapons. The same as most other states. The law must clearly state what is illegal to be enforceable. The interesting thing is it is a felony to own a dangerous weapon, and a misdemeanor to own an illegal one. (huh?) And of course the last line says you can own them with the proper paperwork.
18-12-102. Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon - affirmative defense.
(1) As used in this section, the term "dangerous weapon" means a firearm silencer, machine gun, short shotgun, short rifle, or ballistic knife.
(2) As used in this section, the term "illegal weapon" means a blackjack, gas gun, metallic knuckles, gravity knife, or switchblade knife.
(3) A person who knowingly possesses a dangerous weapon commits a class 5 felony. Each subsequent violation of this subsection (3) by the same person shall be a class 4 felony.
(4) A person who knowingly possesses an illegal weapon commits a class 1 misdemeanor.
(5) It shall be an affirmative defense to the charge of possessing a dangerous weapon, or to the charge of possessing an illegal weapon, that the person so accused was a peace officer or member of the armed forces of the United States or Colorado national guard acting in the lawful discharge of his duties, or that said person has a valid permit and license for possession of such weapon.
Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 482, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 40-12-102. L. 72: p. 276, § 9. L. 73: p. 540, § 13. L. 79: Entire section R&RE, p. 729, § 10, effective July 1. L. 87: (1) amended, p. 674, § 3, effective May 16.
Cross references: For affirmative defenses generally, see §§ 18-1-407, 18-1-710, and 18-1-805.