"This is not a protest!" exclaimed Ryan Tuleja, one of several dozen Second Amendment defenders who gathered outside the Colorado State Capitol on the day a ban of high-capacity magazines went into effect.
And he was right.
The event was more of an act of civil disobedience, with people in attendance selling and swapping prohibited magazines -- all in front of the eyes of a local law enforcement agency.
"This law is unenforceable," Tuleja shouted. "They know it's unenforceable!"
Officers stood idly as these acts took place.
Look below to see photos and accompanying captions from the event.
Kurt Schwols, who claims to not own a gun, said he bought his magazine this weekend just in case. If he wants to buy a 9mm, he can have the option of putting a high capacity clip inside of it. "This is mine," he exclaimed -- and he can do what he wants with it.
All photos by Philip Poston
Ryan Tuleja, who organized the protest, grabs a stack of assault rifle high-capacity magazines from another attendee.
Each time a magazine was passed, the law was broken -- with a smile.
Two men illegally buy and sell high capacity magazines.
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The crowd gathered in a circle as members passed high capacity magazines to one another. It was their way of showing how difficult it will be to enforce the new ban.
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