Fort Collins man charged for having high-capacity magazine

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David Moscow, 29, was arrested on various drug and weapons possession charges, one of which included a charge for possession of a high-capacity magazine. (Photo: Larimer County DA's Office)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Larimer County District Attorney filed charges against a Fort Collins man last week, one of which is possession of a large capacity magazine.

29-year-old David Moscow was charged with illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine, which marks the first time that charge has been filed in Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties since the controversial ban was signed into law over two years ago.

The law, Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-302, states that anyone who “sells, transfers or possesses a large-capacity magazine commits a Class 2 misdemeanor.” Large-capacity is defined within the law as a magazine that is designed to accept or can be converted to hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition.

Moscow was arrested last Monday on multiple weapon and drug possession charges. The Coloradoan reports that according to court records, a psychologist reported he was making threats about shooting a security guard and burning down a building at Front Range Community College.

Investigators reportedly searched his home and vehicle and found an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Glock .40-caliber handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, in addition to multiple large-capacity magazines for both firearms

Moscow posted bond on the morning of Oct. 31 and was required to wear a monitoring device, according to Fort Collins Police. He was also required to avoid several locations, including Front Range Community College.

Fort Collins Police received notice later that day around 12:30 p.m. that Moscow had allegedly driven past Front Range Community College and violated the perimeter of his boundary. Front Range Community College had been put under campus lockdown until Moscow was located.

He was arrested for violation of a protection order and violation of bond conditions and remains under police custody.

Moscow appeared in court for the first time Monday.