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'We want to be heard': Crowd asks Giron to shoot down gun legislation(CO Town Hall 750 people)
Pueblo Chieftian ^ | Updated: 1:07 pm, Sun Feb 24, 2013 | Ryan Severance

Posted on 02/24/2013 1:38:11 PM PST by Red Steel

An estimated 750 people turned out Saturday to tell a local state politician how they felt about gun control.

State Sen. Angela Giron heard from vocal and animated constituents. The town hall was scheduled to discuss four gun-control bills the Colorado House passed last week. Those bills will be heading to the state Senate for a vote in the coming weeks.

The measures include universal background checks, a limit of 15 rounds on high-capacity magazines, a ban on concealed weapons on college campuses and a bill that would charge gun buyers for their own background checks.

While about 250 people crammed into the Ryals Room at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library for the meeting, about 500 people who showed up did not get to take part and had to wait outside in the lobby, according to Pueblo police.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: angelagiron; banglist; colorado; guncontrol; secondamendment
Can't post the entire article only the excerpt. Asking for a subscription for the whole thing. They must think the story is hot. It is. The comments are available though at link. The last Chieftain story I posted was the full article.

I doubt Giron will win her next election if she votes for theses CO gun-grab bills. Her margin for victory was not all that in the last election.

BTW, there is a recall effort against this Dem McLachlan from a rural county who voted for all 4 anti-2nd Amendment bills. He represents the Durango, CO area.

"Democratic Mike McLachlan 51.1% 21,632 Republican J. Paul Brown 48.9% 20,715 "

Source: Ballotpedia

1 posted on 02/24/2013 1:38:21 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Of course she will win.

The dim-bulb-crat/felon/cretins will import whatever illegal aliens and Holder’s peoples, along with having a few of the local dim bulbs vote a few times. The results will be thousands more votes for the bimbo than the entire population of the town.

Wanna bet?


2 posted on 02/24/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

McLachlan won’t. He will be gone.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 1:44:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Pueblo is a blue area of the state. It isn’t white environmental wacko blue like Boulder, it is blue collar, union, and latino. If the democrats lost his area, it would be huge.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 1:59:49 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Sen. Giron’s margin. It’s not all that big. She is beatable in 2014. Her area likely is more than Pueblo.

“Candidates Votes
Angela Giron (D) 24,827
Vera Ortegon (R) 20,313”

http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Angela_Giron

Now D state Rep. Leroy Garcia who also represent Pueblo voted against 3 out of the 4 of the anti-2nd Amendment bills. He’s safe but Giron not so much.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 2:29:44 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Do you know how the unions are doing in Pueblo? They traditionally have been strong in tha area, but I would think they would be trending down over the last 20 years.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 2:47:03 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Red Steel

Do you know how the unions are doing in Pueblo? They traditionally have been strong in tha area, but I would think they would be trending down over the last 20 years.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 2:47:20 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

I don’t know. Hopefully they are trending down making the area competitive.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 3:14:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Vince Ferrer
Some good 2nd Amendment guy scanned the article for us. :-)



9 posted on 02/24/2013 3:46:04 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: familyop

I thought you might want to know ping. :-)


10 posted on 02/24/2013 3:47:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

More people in Pueblo also supported resuming uranium mining on the Range (e.g., Action 22), along with some in the western part of Denver. People of both political parties elsewhere in the State opposed mining (especially those on the Range, suburbs around Denver, Springs, all). Seems strange, eh?


11 posted on 02/24/2013 4:38:33 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel

http://www.koaa.com/news/hundreds-meet-with-sen-giron-to-discuss-the-gun-debate/


12 posted on 02/24/2013 5:01:56 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red Steel

Thanks, and thanks for all of your efforts.

I noticed that Giron brought up “well-regulated” (out of context, as most do), “bazookas,” “nuclear bombs,” “tanks,” and the like. Many have guilty of helping to perpetuate that confusion on discussion boards that are supposed to be conservative.

“Well-regulated” in the proper context of the era meant well-equipped. The typical regulation soldier carries a rifle, ammunition, proper clothing and so forth. Hardware that’s more cumbersome for whatever reasons can be kept in armories (as was done to begin with).

But it appears that Signorina Giron already had her mind made up by a very few more favored constituents. What’s CO coming to? Leadership is looking more like a roster from the Axis.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 5:05:03 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel
Giron is an admitted liberal activist. Pueblo is a democrat stronghold in Colorado and can be counted on to vote with Denver and the peoples republic of Boulder. Colorado now seems to belong to the gays (a possible poor personal choice), pot smokers (another bad personal choice) and liberals. If I were betting, Giron will vote for all 4 gun control bills.
14 posted on 02/24/2013 5:06:36 PM PST by flyingx (Woodrow F. Call for President - "Newt, git yer rope.")
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To: Red Steel

does CO have a sunshine law?

who is this constitutional lawyer?

he/she/it has no real knowledge of the law.

freedom of co legislation information should require disclosure.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 5:12:17 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: familyop
My hunch about Magpul's move to Wyoming looks to be correct. Denver Post articles linked:

Tosches: Go ahead, Magpul. Move. Wyoming seems nice.

So say Magpul's chief operating officer.

Since it is just right up the street making it easier for their employees to commute or relocate.

And Hickelooper is being vague again on the other anti-2nd amendment bills he will or won't sign.

Hickenlooper mum on assault weapons ban, high-capacity ammo ban

16 posted on 02/24/2013 6:37:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Red Steel.


17 posted on 02/24/2013 6:51:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: familyop

Oops, that was Tosches the reporter’s OpEd statement moving to ‘Wyoming being nice’. ;^)


18 posted on 02/24/2013 6:56:17 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: longtermmemmory
does CO have a sunshine law?

I went looking and the state does ...but appears to me they do not effect these proposed laws.

19 posted on 02/24/2013 7:02:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome SC. :-)


20 posted on 02/24/2013 7:21:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Really need to have a polka band to play “Roll Out the Barrels”...


21 posted on 02/24/2013 8:17:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Red Steel

giron thinks the well regulated wording of the second amendment means the government can place restrictions on the right... when well regulated at that time meant well equipped, drilled and ready to fight.

shall not be infringed would contradict the regulation part... she is too stupid to let alone.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 10:47:23 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Red Steel

Thank you. Wyoming could be a great move for Magpul, if they are patient and have a good look around. Taxes, policies, demographics and the like, even in Wyoming, can vary much from one location to another.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 10:51:16 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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