Courtroom wrangling clarifies gun law

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Courtroom wrangling clarifies gun law

One legal battle averted, another still looming
Gun agreement

The law: House Bill 1224, which bans the sale of ammunition magazines larger than 15 rounds.
The problem: Opponents said the law’s language would ban magazines with removable baseplates because they can be expanded to hold more bullets. They also said language requiring gun owners to maintain “continuous possession” of their magazines would forbid anyone else from even touching them. Gov. John Hickenlooper said these fears were overblown.
The agreement: Attorney General John Suthers will slightly modify a memo he issued in May about how to enforce the law in a common-sense way. All sides now agree that no one will be prosecuted for selling magazines with removable baseplates. And they agree that “continuous possession” means ownership, not physical possession.

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