Gun rights activists work to flood state with large magazines before law passes

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DENVER — A group of Colorado gun rights activists is working on a plan to flood Colorado with “high-capacity” ammunition magazines before a potential law restricting them can go into effect.

“Operation Mountain Standard” got rolling last week after the Democratic-controlled Colorado State House passed a ban on the sale of magazines that carry more than 15 rounds, the Boulder Daily Camera reported. Longmont resident Savant Suykerbuyk is spearheading the effort.

“We recognize that the current Colorado legislative body is most likely going to pass what we feel are constitutionally infringing laws soon,” Suykerbuyk told the Daily Camera. “We want to get as many of these magazines that will be banned into Colorado gun owners’ hands as possible, thereby grandfathering them if/when such a ban is enacted.”

The event — which will take place March 16 at Boulder Gunsport — will involve exchanging magazines for donations to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado’s largest in-state gun lobby. The goal, organizers said, is to put as many large mags into circulation as possible.

The large magazine ban still needs to pass the State Senate and be signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in order to become law.

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