The gun control debate has gotten heated in Colorado. Just listen to what Senator Kevin Lundberg (R) writes: “It is strong language to say public safety and personal freedoms are under siege, but those are the consequences I see from the array of bills scheduled to be heard in two senate committees on Monday of next week.” Strong words for sure. Scare tactics? Probably not. Just ask citizens in countries where it all started with limiting ammo, and ended with confiscation (England and Australia to name just two).
Mark your calendar for Monday, March 4th and join Colorado Sheriffs (including Justin Smith from Larimer County) at the Senate Judiciary committee hearings (old Supreme Court Chambers, room 356) in Denver. Four bills are being heard, plus Senate President John Morse (D) is introducing a bill (SB-196) he believes has “finally outsmarted founding fathers and their freedom-loving followers with their anti-government guns.” (Greeley Gazette). His bill claims “anyone who would dare to own, sell, or handle any weapon [Morse] defines as an ‘assault weapon’ knows full well that the primary reason for the existence for the weapon is for a mass murderer to get it and kill innocent people. Therefore, if you ever own, sell, or transfer one of these weapons you will be open game for lawyers chasing a big pay day.”
These Colorado bills have made national headlines, with Vice President Joe Biden unjustifiably weighing in on the state matter. Colorado Sheriffs will be out in force at the state capital to speak for their communities against the bills aimed at restricting Colorado citizen’s rights to self protection.
Senator Lundberg (R) is calling on the legislature to pass a bill to build a reliable database of convicted felons, which would help stop criminals from obtaining weapons, instead of restricting law abiding citizens in their gun rights. Colorado is a blue state (the Governor, the Senate and the House) and elections have consequences. These Democrats want to be re-elected, and if there is enough backlash from voters (even Republicans), they will vote down these bills.
Show up in Denver on Monday, e-mail your legislatures, or call your newspapers and tell them to stop the senate bills. Demand an insta-check system to help police officers on the street.
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