A group of about 50 protesters gathered on the steps of the Colorado capital yesterday afternoon to openly break the law. Yesterday new gun laws went into effect in the state including a magazine ban.
The new laws restrict any sale or transfer of magazines with a capacity greater than 15 rounds. Anyone who purchased their magazines prior to July 1 may keep their magazines, but they cannot sell, trade or give them away.
The protest, Magazine Swap At The Capitol, was organized earlier this month by gun rights activist Ryan Teluja.
Protesters exchanged magazines in full view of the police, who observed the illegal transfer and sale of magazines with greater than 15-round capacities, but did not interfere. The act of civil disobedience went unpunished.