Friday, March 22, 2013
Minutes after signing the most draconian antigun laws in Colorado history, Governor John "No, Really, I'm A Moderate!" Hickenlooper and his band of tame chimpanzees issued a "signing statement" alleging that at least the magazine capacity ban didn't really mean what the magazine capacity ban law said. Here's an example:
In considering the language of HB13-1224, we have consulted with the Office of the Attorney General and we concur with its advice that the large-capacity magazine ban should be construed narrowly to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Second Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. We have signed HB13-1224 into law based on the understanding that it will be interpreted and applied narrowly and consistently with these important constitutional provisions.