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Friday, December 7, 2018


Boulder, CO residents given 23 days to "certify" assault weapons or face fines and/or jail time.

Residents of Boulder rally to protest the city’s “assault weapons” ban. (Photo: Boulder Daily Camera Youtube)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.
“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.
Boulder police Sgt. Dave Spraggs stressed to the Post that no records or paperwork are kept of these certifications. He claims that police only keep a “handwritten count” of how many rifles residents certify.
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.”
SEE ALSO: Way Too Lit: Gender Reveal Party Sparks 47,000-Acre WildfireOthers voiced their skepticism more forcefully.
“By definition, effective governing must be practical and enforceable,” Boulder resident John Ramey told the Camera. “When something isn’t enforceable, like the war on drugs, that’s a huge sign that the underlying legal model doesn’t match the actual problems and realities.
“At best, ineffective laws just displace or morph the problem. Mass shootings declined after Australia’s weapons ban, but gun-related crimes doubled in just five years. In countries like the UK and China, they now deal with daily fear of acid, knife, and vehicle attacks.”
The Boulder ordinance defines “assault weapon” to include semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns that feature the usual list of terrifying accessories (pistol grips, folding stocks, etc.).
Spraggs says he doesn’t know how many rifles to expect between now and the deadline. Technically, residents have until December 31 to register their firearms, but due to the holidays, the last day an officer will be available to certify firearms is December 27.

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.


  1. "He claims that police only keep a “handwritten count” of how many rifles residents certify."

    ...BUUULLL SHIT!!!

    1. Exactly,registration leads to confiscation......

  2. Hey Jeffrey;

    I see the same rate of compliance as Conn and Mass...The state police ain't even going to try to do anything about noncompliance rate...they recognize a losing battle because of idiot politicians.

    1. Certainly "they" would never be able to "certify" even all the legally purchased weapons, but still the citizens of Boulder need to make a stand. Anyone could say, "I'm not certifying my gun" and easily get by with socking it back in an attic closet, burying it somewhere, etc. However, would the same gun owner be able to take their gun to the range or to some remote location and feel good about shooting their weapon that has illegally been deemed "contraband" by TBTB without fear of arrest or confiscation? What would be funny as hell would be for roughly 50,000 people (app. half the population of Boulder) to show up at local PDs demanding to certify kitchen knives, baseball bats, golf clubs,skillets, axes, other assault weapons, etc., etc. and inundate the bastards with paperwork.

  3. So, it begins.

  4. Hi Irish,
    It's "Kommirado!!!!!!" Whatthefrigya'xpct?????????????

  5. wonder if this has prompted a buying spree

  6. How can you face jail time for a local "business" offense that in reality is an infringement to the 2nd???

  7. Bought my guns legally under federal law.
    Fuck you!

  8. According to their CDC, there are around 13,000 gun murders per annum in the USA. If the USA's gun murder rate was the same as Australia's, there would be only 400 gun murders per annum.
    Of the 30-40 gun murders in Oz each year, the majority are criminals killing competitors. We regard this largely as a popcorn event.


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