After Vegas, Shooting Major City to Impose Semi-Auto Magazine Ban – by Seth Connell
It’s been four months since the horrendous attack in Las Vegas (which we still know little about), and several states have already adopted new laws banning bump stocks. One U.S. city, Denver, Colorado, just joined the club and passed a bump stock ban of their own. But included in that measure is a new restriction on magazine capacity as well.
In an 11 to 1 vote, the City of Denver enacted a full ban on selling, carrying, storing, or possessing bump stocks, along with a new limit on magazine capacity, from 21 rounds down to 15.
The vote, though largely symbolic according to the Denver Post, was applauded by those attending the meeting. Denver has long banned certain rifles that could be modified with bump stocks. So the ban on bump stocks themselves was basically just another law to make people feel good (just like most other gun laws).
However, to add to the damage, the city will now prohibit magazines greater than 15 rounds in city limits. The Post claims that this brings the city in line with state law, but that’s actually not the case; possession of magazine greater than 15 rounds is now prohibited. That means anyone with a standard magazine will have to get rid of them if they want to remain compliant with the law.
Anyone found in violation of the ordinance could face six months in jail and a fine up to $999.
The only no vote was from Councilman Kevin Flynn, who had proposed an…