Well, WyoThreeper and myself arrived at the State Capitol today to take part in some good ol' fashion civil disobedience. The news crews were already there interviewing people. A Noon, the organizer of the event, Ryan Teluja, started speaking, making his point on why we were doing what we were about to do.
He 'broke the law' first by accepting a 9mm pistol mag that held more than 15 rounds with another gentleman. Then in return, he gave the same gentleman an AR15 magazine for his rifle.
Then he offered a magazine for sale, and someone offered him $10 for it. Sold!
The question was posed if anyone had any magazines they wanted to exchange. WyoThreeper handed him about a dozen 30 round magazines and I handed him my three 20-round mags, in front of the news cameras.
|Media interviewing the event organizer|
Everyone was asked to pull out their magazines and start passing them the the left. With each pass of a magazine, we were breaking the law. We passed magazines for about a minute and when told to stop, we were informed that magazines we had in our hands now belonged to us. We broke the law about 15 times within a minute. State Troopers and city cops were visible but stayed quite a distance away.
No arrests were made. No 'high-capacity' mags injured anybody. And nobody was victimized as a result of our civil disobedience, except for law abiding citizens by the passage of this unenforceable and asinine law.
|Resistor and WyoThreeper relieved they didn't get new matching bracelets.|
The Denver Channel
CBS 4 Denver
Another at The Denver Channel before hand.
We'll see how this all plays out. The lawsuit to overturn this law is being headed by 55 of the 64 Colorado State Sheriffs.
In addition there is a drive to put an "Ammo Amendment" on the 2014 ballot.
The fight's not over yet.