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Colorado travel

Discussion in 'Legal' started by IlikeSA, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. IlikeSA

    IlikeSA Member

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    Since Hickenlooper signed the bills into law, how will it effect air travel with a firearm?

    Denver is a liberal haven, and DIA is part of Denver county. Will a UBC be required to re-gain possession of one's firearms after landing at the airport? How will the magazine ban affect travelers? Will travelers be protected by FOPA, since FOPA requires one to be "legal from origin to destination."
     
  2. mbogo

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    This is logic speaking:

    FOPA would protect you, and since you aren't transferring the firearm, no UBC would be required.

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  3. MErl

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    FOPA requires an inaccessible locked case (right?). Might want to rethink CC in the state depending on the gun.
     
  4. IlikeSA

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    I am from Colorado and am traveling outside the state by air in the summer. Upon return, I don't want to have a hassle simply to regain possession of my firearm.
     
  5. MErl

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    You wont need a check to get it back from the airline. I'd love to see them try it though.
     
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    The firearm is never transferred to any other person when checking it in baggage for air travel - Federal regulations require that only the owner has and retains the key/combo to the lock required to be on the hard sided gun case.

    Just like California, though, you won't be able to possess a magazine >15 rounds in Colorado, even if just traveling through Colorado from one state to another. No court has determined, yet, that FOPA also covers magazines.
     
  7. IlikeSA

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    Thanks for the help. The magazine ban won't prohibit possession, just purchase or transfer. Since I already own the magazines, it won't make any difference. Should they be seized, then it would be upon the state to prove that I didn't own them before the law came into effect. Of course, it could be argued that the magazine was not in my possession. At least, that is my understanding.
     
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    Just keep in mind that worse case scenario on magazines is that you can be arrested, your firearm(s) and magazine(s) seized as evidence. Eventually after thousands of dollars of lawyer's fees and residency in jail it *might* get sorted out when it eventually reaches a judge.

    Read here for the analysis:

    http://michaelbane.blogspot.ca/2013/03/colorado-clusterfk.html


    In such a non-permissive environment, I could see revolvers gain a new resurgence in popularity for travelers thru occupied Colorado.

    {sigh}
     
  9. Zak Smith

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    Nobody really knows what it means in practice yet, IE, how bad it will be.
     
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