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VP lobbies as Colo. approves gun-control measures (Biden on CO Ski Trip)
The Gazette ^ | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Feb 16, 12:19 AM EST

Posted on 02/16/2013 8:53:25 AM PST by Red Steel

DENVER (AP) -- A package of gun control measures won initial approval in Colorado's Democratic-controlled House Friday night, with Vice President Joe Biden personally phoning four lawmakers from his ski vacation in the state to speed along the emotional debate.

Biden phoned three freshmen legislators along with Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. The calls came amid a long debate over the proposals, including expanded background checks and ammunition limits - responses to mass shootings, including the killings at a Colorado movie theater.

In all, the House gave the initial OK to four bills after a daylong debate. The preliminary votes set up final actions on the measures Monday.

The Democratic gun-control package that advanced also includes banning concealed weapons on public college campuses, and requiring that gun buyers pay for their background checks.

One of the freshmen Biden called, Democratic Rep. Tony Exum, hails from conservative Colorado Springs and said he had no idea who would be on the line when a "restricted" number rang his cellphone during afternoon debate.

"He said, `This is Vice President Joe Biden.' I said, `No way!'" Exum recalled with a chuckle after the call.

Exum said that Biden repeatedly called him "chief," a reference to Exum's former service as a fire chief. Exum said Friday night that his mind was already made up to support the gun-control measures, but Biden asked about the package's prospects. Exum said prospects were good and that he was happy to hear from the vice president on Colorado's gun debate.

Biden also talked to Democratic Rep. Mike McLachlan, whose southwest Colorado district includes more Republicans than Democrats.

The vice president also called Democratic Rep. Dominick Moreno, a lawmaker from suburban Denver.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
And a link to DP.

The title: Joe Biden calls four Colorado Democrats on gun bills, GOP smells a rat

1 posted on 02/16/2013 8:53:33 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Uh Oh. Do The Gaffer and Moochelle have a thing going while The Slacker’s workin’ on his golf game?


2 posted on 02/16/2013 8:58:42 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Red Steel
I bet that Bozo don't win this one.
3 posted on 02/16/2013 8:59:07 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Red Steel

O is trying to get his gun control initiative passed in areas where there is less resistance. He’s probably hoping the infection will spread like a plague moving from one soft skull to the next. That’s how the Rat works; incrementalism...


4 posted on 02/16/2013 9:04:12 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

You nailed it.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 9:10:57 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ANGGAPO
The votes were preliminary and unrecorded, but they were the first chance for many lawmakers to debate gun control after mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.

The Won and his enablers will try to buy this with payoffs for the Commie Dem POLs. Now, Colorado Springs and much of the state except for Metro Pockets are pro gun. Forget Boulder. There are a lot of retired military in Colorado Springs. Lots of hunters on the Western Slope. Some pockets of misplaced old hippies on the Western Slope also.

6 posted on 02/16/2013 9:12:16 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Red Steel

I hope these Dems keep this up. It boggles my mind how they think they’re going to get a pass on this. They won’t know what hit em in the mid terms. I know two people at my work that are a-political and registering to vote in the next election, just on the gun issue.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 9:13:19 AM PST by Naplm
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To: jsanders2001

Colorado Democraps vote for gun restrictions, eh?

Looks like Boulder Dementia Syndrome has spread across teh entire state.

Let the pumas eat them and their “little Dogs”.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 9:14:06 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Red Steel

They pass this and Mag-Pul will pull out. They will take their jobs to another state.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 9:19:57 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Red Steel

I was living in Denver back when Colorado was still rugged individuals. Denver was loony libs. I watched it shift in a short time span. I guess even the Springs is Californicated. Colorado is a good place to leave. Conservatives need to consolidate.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 9:27:02 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Red Steel

Cool! The Magpull factory and it’s 400 million dollar annual income belong in Texas anyway.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 9:28:12 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: BipolarBob

Oklahoma! There’s nothing to do around here cept shoot guns and eat BBQ and greasy burgers.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 9:29:23 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

“Colorado is a good place to leave. “

Why? This entire country is about to explode and when it does the liberals here and everywhere will do some of the ddumbest things. I will remain here and take back our State.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 9:34:50 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: DesertRhino

“belong in Texas anyway”

Nah. Your Austin capitol is run by libs from Boston.

MagPul belongs in Wyoming if they must leave Colorado.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: jsanders2001

It has already worked here in NM. HB 77 passed the NM house a few days ago with the help of 8 republicans. It is a bill aimed at closing the so called “gun show loophole” and has nebulous wording on increased mental health checks including prescription drugs and alcohol. Who decides the mental health of a potential gun buyer has yet to be determined. It also establishes that the dept of public safety will be charged with gathering all this info and is unclear as to how long they keep such info. Incrementalism: squishy RINOs fall for it every time. Friggin pansy a$$ed pukes!!!


15 posted on 02/16/2013 9:37:36 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Red Steel

Bump.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 9:37:55 AM PST by EternalVigilance (An irate, tireless minority...setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men...SelfGovernment.US)
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To: Red Steel

Another demonstration of the fact that our problem isn’t just in Washington, it’s in our state capitals.

TATBO

(Throw All The Bums Out!)


17 posted on 02/16/2013 9:41:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO!) (Throw All The Bums Out!) (SelfGovernment.US)
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To: Red Steel
Republicans that have ‘a full set’ need to amend any/every gun-control bill to require loss of voting rights be tied to loss of gun rights.

Can't be trusted to own a gun? Sorry Skippy, you can't vote.

The liberals would lose their love for gun-control instantly!

18 posted on 02/16/2013 9:49:09 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GladesGuru

What no one is mentioning is that the place was PACKED with people opposing gun control. Yet the dems passed it anyway.
There is NO representation here.
We need to kick them ALL out.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 9:59:17 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Red Steel

It’s sad to see what’s happening to Colorado.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 9:59:25 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: familyop

Salazar appears to be spinning like a DUmmie, and if I was them, I would leave for sure, and it sure looks like it from this statement made by Magpul.

” “We will leave if it passes,” said Doug Smith, Magpul’s Chief Operating Officer said Thursday. Smith has said that no amendment to the measure would keep the company here in Colorado.”

It also appears Magpul moving North a few miles up I-25 to Cheyenne, Wyoming would probably be the easiest move for them. I see according to Google maps that it is only “82.5 mi, and 1 hour 18 mins” driving, which I-25 intersects I-80 for good logistics.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 12:11:32 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
"Salazar appears to be spinning like a DUmmie, and if I was them, I would leave for sure, and it sure looks like it from this statement made by Magpul."

"'We will leave if it passes,' said Doug Smith, Magpul’s Chief Operating Officer said Thursday. Smith has said that no amendment to the measure would keep the company here in Colorado.'"

Thank you and agreed. That's the way it looks. I should have remembered and mentioned that earlier.

"It also appears Magpul moving North a few miles up I-25 to Cheyenne, Wyoming would probably be the easiest move for them. I see according to Google maps that it is only '82.5 mi, and 1 hour 18 mins' driving, which I-25 intersects I-80 for good logistics."

Excellent note, and true! Every time I've seen I-80, there was very little traffic. It was a big, fast, easy highway in my few experiences. Also, some have noted the obvious friendliness and decency of many Wyoming residents and service employees there. Refreshing break, once in a while. Regulations shouldn't be bad up that way, either. A manufacturer probably only needs to check those and taxes in advance. Taxes may vary from one part of Wyoming to another. Chances are, a manufacturer would find a greater place up that way than anywhere else to get started.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 1:13:15 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: CodeToad

I hope you do. It’s the a great place with a lot of great people. The liberals don’t deserve it.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 2:46:57 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jsanders2001

“He’s probably hoping the infection will spread like a plague moving from one soft skull to the next. That’s how the Rat works; incrementalism...”

Meanwhile, more than 25 states have passed various laws and resolutions to resist Buckwheat’s gun grab.


24 posted on 02/16/2013 5:04:48 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: demshateGod
There’s nothing to do around here cept shoot guns and eat BBQ and greasy burgers.

Um, sir...you must have slipped past the notification department. This error will be rectified immediately.

In the meantime I must inform--and congratulate--you...

....you are in Heaven, and you are dead.

25 posted on 02/16/2013 5:23:18 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Naplm

I know i don’t have to repeat this on this forum but...

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers, an AntiChrist president with Satan’s backing, or liberals that are out of work and sucking on the government tit that will go to the voting booths to preserve their benefits and bow down to Hussein Jr.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 10:04:44 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Beagle8U

I would prefer we pass a law criminalizing the intentional infringement of our right to bear arms. This would include politicians and government workers. If a law,rule or regulation reduces our regional or national security, then a charge of treason is appropriate.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 10:55:29 PM PST by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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