A bill that's passed the Colorado House legislature could ban the state's most popular hunting shotgun.
"They're coming after the standard shotgun," Republican state Sen. Greg Brophy told CBS4. "This is the most extreme thing anybody's ever done related to firearms."
The bill is supposed to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, and defines them as magazines that can hold or be converted to hold over 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.The "can be converted" part is where the problem arises. The pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the state's most popular, according to CBS Denver, and it can easily be converted to hold more that eight rounds.
The bill will ban new sales of the shotgun after July 1, and owners can only keep the shotgun if they "maintain continuous possession of it," which means they can't surrender it to a gun owner for repair or to a family member to use.
Democratic lawmakers say they're drafting an amendment that will exempt the shotgun from the law.
Colorado is looking at a raft of gun bills that are making gun owners anxious, including a Democratic proposal to make sellers and owners of assault weapons liable for damages caused by shootings.
Biden told Colorado Democrats last month that the bills would "send a strong message to the rest of the country that a Western state had passed gun-control bills."