Second Amendment defenders gathered in front of Colorado’s state house today to protest impending gun control legislation that threatens to drive at least one firearms manufacturer out of the state. Colorado’s Senate Judiciary committee was scheduled to hear four gun bills, and the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee three House bills.

Inside, Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was among those testifying before the Senate State, Veteran and Military Affairs committee in favor the legislation.

“Non-experts” might not have had a say inside the chamber, but outside, the message against gun control was loud and clear.

Magpul, which says it will be forced to move hundreds of jobs out of state if the measure’s high-capacity magazine limit passes, made its presence known in a big way.

State Sen. Greg Brophy, who recently called attention to the legislation’s reach to standard pump-action shotguns, tweeted that he gave up his parking spot for Magpul.

Magpul has also said it will stop selling to law enforcement any accessories that the general public would not be allowed to purchase under the law.

Speaking of the “unintended” shotgun ban, Sen. Mary Hodge said that the legislation would be amended. What other surprises await inside the legislation?

Both Senate Bill 197, which restricts firearms for domestic violence offenders, and Senate Bill 1229, which requires gun customers to pay the costs of their background checks, cleared the Senate on party-line votes.

Up next is House Bill 1224, which would limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.

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While several “out-of-towners” have spoken today on behalf of stronger gun legislation, Columbine High School shooting survivor Evan Todd testified against the magazine limit.

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Pizza’s been delivered and the hearings continue, along with the demonstration outside. The bill to limit magazines to 15 rounds has also passed 3-2 and moves to the Senate on Friday.

Twitchy will continue to provide updates on today’s “gun fight” in Colorado as they develop.