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Boulder Residents Given Just Days To ‘Certify’ Rifles Or Face Consequences

Bearing Arms – by tom Knighton

Colorado used to be a fairly pro-gun state, but all that changed shortly after a shooting in an Aurora, CO movie theater. While the killer was caught and isn’t a risk to the public anymore, that didn’t mean anti-gun forces didn’t seize on the opportunity.

Since then, the state has seen a progression of anti-gun incrementalism. Unfortunately, the stupid doesn’t just stop with the state legislature. It seems the People’s Republic of Boulder wants to get in on the action and is now giving people who own so-called assault rifles just days to “certify” their weapons or face repercussions.  

Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post.

Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks.

“My hope is that we will see more bans at the state level and one day at the federal level so these weapons will no longer be available,” Councilman Aaron Brockett said in May.

It seems no official records are being kept and police only have a handwritten count of how many of these “certifications” are being done.

They also don’t have a clue about compliance levels either.

It’s difficult to estimate compliance levels, and police and city officials have admitted that they can’t do much about gun owners who refuse to certify their rifles.

“This is a very divisive issue where people have very strong feelings,” City Attorney Tom Carr told the Daily Camera. “The folks who oppose these kinds of bans … some of them suggest they’re not going to cooperate. I can’t predict what people are going to do, but I respect the feelings.”

That’s putting it mildly.

A lot of people aren’t going to comply and are sitting there, counting the days and thinking, “Molon Labe, jackwagons.”

Councilman Brockett thinks he wants to see these guns gone, but he doesn’t understand what that world would look like. He doesn’t get that with every gun unavailable to the law-abiding citizen, there’s another gun the criminals can use without worrying about whether their victims have a way to respond.

That way lies chaos. It leads to horrific crimes that no one can stop, crimes like the gang violence plaguing Mexico where the average citizen is essentially disarmed. You’re deluded if you think the disarmed populace doesn’t play into the cartels’ plans.

I’m not saying it would happen overnight, but it would embolden criminals.

As it stands, Boulder will still have people with these rifles. It’ll have them, and that will keep the worst of this kind of thing away. It’ll let the gun grabbers live in the delusion that they’re somehow safer, at least for a little while.

But it doesn’t change the fact that this is wrong, stupid, and immoral.

Bearing Arms

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5 Responses to Boulder Residents Given Just Days To ‘Certify’ Rifles Or Face Consequences

  1. KOYOTE says:

    “As it stands, Boulder will still have people with these rifles. It’ll have them, and that will keep the worst of this kind of thing away. It’ll let the gun grabbers live in the delusion that they’re somehow safer, at least for a little while.”
    YEP…. AND YOU’RE CHICKENSHIT IF YOU DON’T ROUND’EM UP AND SHIP ‘EM TO VENEZUELA…..

  2. Martist says:

    “I’m not saying it would happen overnight, but it would embolden criminals.”

    Why, yes, it will. Of the government kind. Why do some people insist on believing the “govt” doesn’t understand how it will leave Americans defenseless? They know EXACTLY what they are doing, jackwad, and THAT’S WHY they’re doing it!

    Stop giving them the stupid card as a defense for their “inept” unlawful actions and just hand it to yourself if you have that much faith in them.

    And it’s registration, NOT certification, stupid.

  3. flee says:

    Knock knock….

    Who’s there….?

    Boulder. Boulder..Who..?

    Boulder Police. …

    Throw out your weapons put your hands on your head and stop resisiting.

    O.k. O.k. officer’s. …

    My mother in law is coming out first.. .

    But I have to warn you. .

    She’s heavily armed with rifles.

  4. Bluwater says:

    So where is Mr pro-2nd Amendment Mr. Trump? I see a lot of illegal acts being performed, yet not a peep from the man who was going to drain the swamp.

    2nd, most pro-gun advocates are their own worst enemy, as the author validates the ‘lone shooter’ when there were SEVERAL eye-witness reports of at least one other shooter, like ‘San Bernardino’ when several reported ”3 white merc-types going in as the shooting began (just like the Paris nightclub).

    Parkland? Puuuleeease. The teacher who was grazed said her assailant had a a weapon she’d never seen before (she knows AR’s. I’m betting a Tavor – courtesy of the Israeli Training Center a few miles down the road. Not to mention a girl walking WITH ‘shooter’ Cruz WHILE shooting was going on…

    ‘Vegas? REALLY?? ‘Experienced’ shooters can’t tell a belt-fed 7.62 firing off almost 100 round volleys (if THAT was even real!), yet ALL these gun websites STILL squawk about Vegas and bumpstocks and 5.56 and a lone shooter…..

    Holy krap. Keep believing the lies Amerika. They’ll take it ALL away from you based on your IQ and gullibility.

  5. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “A lot of people aren’t going to comply and are sitting there, counting the days and thinking, “Molon Labe, jackwagons.”

    OUTSTANDING!!!

    Especially for those of us who’ve been counting the days… FOR YEARS.

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