Skip to comments.Colorado: The Assault on the Second Amendment Commences in Denver
Posted on 02/05/2013 3:13:57 PM PST by neverdem
Anti-gun legislators in the Colorado General Assembly have wasted no time this legislative session attempting to victimize and disarm law-abiding residents of the Centennial State. Just today, a comprehensive gun control package was unveiled that aims to strip you of your Second Amendment rights.
While official bill language has not been released, below are some of the disturbing and disenfranchising proposals announced today. The actual legislation may be introduced as early as tomorrow, so please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for updates on the evolving status of the comprehensive anti-gun package.
Under the proposed legislation:
It is imperative that you contact your state legislators TODAY and express your opposition to these restrictive and discriminatory gun control measures and any proposed legislation that would infringe upon your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
For help identifying your elected state officials and their contact information, please click here.
And it 's been tried before. The gun haters all lost in court.
Pass this BS law and it will make 10s of thousands of Coloradoans criminals.
Sad that this is happening in Colorado. You’d think a rural, mountain state like that would not vote for so many gun grabbing Democrats. Yet here we are, the state entirely run by liberals and voted for Obama for president - twice.
At least there is that one thing. Those of us on the other side can't even count on one thing.
Subject (check bill for official full title)
|SB 9||Sen. Scott Renfroe/Sen. Ted Harvey/Rep. Lori Saine||Authorization for Concealed Carry in Public K-12 Schools||Senate Judiciary Comm.||Dead|
|Strongly Support||SB62||Sen. Kent Lambert/Rep. Lori Saine||Civil Liability for No-Firearms Businesses||Senate Judiciary Comm.||Dead|
|HB 1043||Rep. Mike Foote||Definition of a Deadly Weapon||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Thur, Feb 7 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
|Strongly Support||HB 1048||Rep. Justin Everett/Sen. Kevin Grantham||Use of Deadly Force in a Place of Business(expansion of "castle doctrine")||State, Veterans & Military Affairs Comm.||Dead|
|Strongly Support||HB 1085||Rep. Perry Buck/Sen. Scott Renfroe||Change Posession of Weapons by Previous Offender||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Feb. 5 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
|Strongly Support||HB 1169||Sen. Greg Brophy/Rep. Steve Humphrey||Brady Bypass for Permit Holders||State, Veterans & Military Affairs Comm.||Currently waiting for a hearing date|
|Strongly Support||SB 140||Sen. Vicki Marble/Rep. Lori Saine||No Federal Laws Concerning Colorado Firearms||Introduction Pending||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Feb. 13 at 1:30PM, room 353|
|HB 1162||Rep. Chris Holbert/Sen. Owen Hill||Constitutional Carry||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Feb. 19 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
|HB 1170||Rep. Steve Humphrey/Sen. Owen Hill||Authorization of Concealed Carry in K-12 Schools||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Feb. 19 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
| HB 1187
||Rep. Lois Landgraf/ Sen. Kevin Lundberg||No New Federal Firearms Laws||State, Veterans & Military Affairs Comm||Currently waiting for a hearing date|
|Rep. Rhonda Fields
||"Assault Weapons" Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Rep. Rhonda Fields||"High Capacity Magazine" Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Rep. Claire Levy||Campus Carry Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Online Magazine Sales Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Charge purchaser for Brady Registration||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
“Sad that this is happening in Colorado. Youd think a rural, mountain state like that would not vote for so many gun grabbing Democrats. Yet here we are, the state entirely run by liberals and voted for Obama for president - twice.”
Colorado has been annexed by California. It’s that simple.....
This assemblyman for one.
" "I'm not sure why Democrats here in Colorado and in Washington, D.C., think that more gun laws is the answer," said State Rep. Ed Vigil, D-Fort Garland. "Bans or extra requirements are not going to prevent crimes. "
The Privileges or Immunities Clause is Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution. It states:
“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...”
Importantly, in McDonald v. Chicago, when all the other justices were focused on the 2nd Amendment, Justice Thomas wrote a superb defense of gun rights based on the privileges or immunities clause. He justified the heck out of it with footnotes, and it is a masterpiece of judicial writing.
And in this case, it opens the door WIDE to a suit in federal court by *anyone* oppressed by these new laws, as they are *clearly* an effort by the state to abridge citizen privileges or immunities, as far as their gun rights go.
Justice Thomas is a very, very smart man.
Hispanics... Colorado has a rapidly growing population of Hispanics and they love them some Obama and leftists in general. We are beginning to struggle in Nevada, Virginia and North Carolina for the same reason.
"Cheerful that the Legislature is getting under way, Southern Colorado lawmakers gave generally high marks to Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech Thursday, although most are cool to tougher gun laws.
Whether it was new state Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, new state Rep. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, or veteran state Rep. Ed Vigil, D-Alamosa, the governor's call to universal background checks on gun sales didn't inspire.
All three called themselves Second Amendment supporters.
"I guess it's a subject for further discussion," said Garcia, the brand new House District 46 lawmaker. "But I liked the portions of his speech about expanding our treatment for people with mental health problems. The root of these (gun violence incidents) is often mental illness." "
We have been completely overrun by Californians. They ruined their state now they are ruining ours.
Gun control don't go 'round here, law dogs!
Seems it’s populated mostly from the northeast now. Starting to wonder if it really isn’t a part of Germany.
They are like locusts.
That is one of the problems with migration from blue states to red ones. Voting patterns tend to be generational, not based on the results of votes cast. So someone fleeing a blue state for a better job environment in a red state still votes the same way they did back where they came from. These people do not associate their habit of voting for Democrats with the failure of the state they just had to leave. All too often people just don't make the connection - they just can't see cause and effect.
I know, I live in Northern Virginia and we have the same problem here. It was once a reddish area, now it's blue - and getting deeper blue by the year. Virginia is still red on the state level. We are right to work, have a good conservative governor and a competitive business environment - but the more people that move here the bluer the state gets. Locusts I tell you. I see them come in here from the NorthEast and rust belt blue states to find work. When I have occasion to ask these people about their politics they almost always turn out to be liberals that fully intend to keep voting for Democrats in their new home. I sometimes ask if maybe they think it could be Democrat policies that wrecked their home states and forced them to move in the first place, and I've never found one that sees the connection. Seriously, not one.
The split second they were done, Dudley stood in front of their podium and said RMGO will be holding a response news conference outside on west steps in 5 minutes.
The entire press corp covered our response. "
Thank you. Emails have been sent.
1-I won’t be subjected to anything, as I have what I want and need.
2-I won’t be “limited” to anything, as I’m keeping what I have.
3-I’ve already had more training than they could dream up, and I continue to train. My current permit will last longer than this law, or their political terms.
And, if it doesn’t, things won’t change much for me.
4-The state doesn’t issue the permit, the county Sheriff does. If the fees get out of hand, I’ll rely on the Second Amendment as my “permit”.
5-Not much interest in College Campus for me.
6-Liability issue won’t stand up in court.
Colorado was the first exercise of George Soros's state-flipping project methodology.
Basically, get control of the secretary of state's office, then run zillions of illegals and dead people into the polls using ACORN manpower and Soros money.
But you may also have noticed that the four dissenters in Heller all insisted that there is NO individual right, and even went so far as to scrape up an old SCOTUS opinion from the 1830's (restated by the evil Cruikshank opinion of the 1870's, which was a Ku Klux Klan case involving voting rights and violence) that the BoR is NOT bound to the States. Well, clearly it is, certainly in the case of 2A by its own language and by the restatement of the right in the 14A's "Privileges and Immunities" Clause.
The Left Wing on the Court is clearly welded to the totalist, collectivist view that gun rights inure to USG and the State Governments only.
I see it from the perspective of a check and balance created by the founding fathers.
In this case of the people, the national government, and the states, which has been strongly out of balance since the 17th Amendment took the authority to appoint senators away from the states. This resulted also in the states no longer being able to defend *their* citizens against a direct assault by the national government.
Thus, optimally for gun rights:
1) They are an individual right.
2) This right is also shielded by the states against efforts by the national government against individual rights and/or intrusion against state authority.
3) This right is also shielded by the national government against intrusion by the states.
Big problem are the many people from California and the East Coast liberal states that moved here and brought their statists values with them to the voting booth.
You have Denver that mostly voted liberal and the trust fund kids from places like the East Coast such as MA, CT and NY that moved to Boulder and the mountain resort towns.
A couple of months ago, I was at the Apple Store in Colorado Springs and ran across a business executive and we had some discussion and Obama came up and I mentioned I didn’t support him and my preference was more libertarian views. The conversation ended and he said that President Obama was great and emphasized the word president.
> Sad that this is happening in Colorado. Youd think a rural, mountain state like that would not vote for so many gun grabbing Democrats. Yet here we are, the state entirely run by liberals and voted for Obama for president - twice.
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