Skip to comments.Colorado Anti-Second Amendment Legislator's Criminal Record Exposed
Posted on 03/07/2013 3:25:05 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigations report obtained by Media Trackers, State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. Despite her own criminal record, Rep. Fields has sought to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
An apparent mugshot of Fields was posted to the Magpul Industries Facebook page by a private user after legislation to limit gun magazine capacity, which was cosponsored by Fields, drove the company to announce that it was closing its doors in Colorado and moving out of state.
Rep. Fields has sponsored multiple gun control bills currently under debate in the Colorado Legislature, including legislation to ban on magazines with the capacity to hold more that 15 rounds, criminalize the private sale or transfer of a firearm without a background check,ban on concealed carry permits on the college campuses, and increase background check fees.
Fields has also co-sponsored Sen. Evie Hudaks legislation which would not only strip anyone subject to a restraining order of their Second Amendment rights, but would also require the same to relinquish any firearms they own to the state.
Sen. Hudak has recently been in the national spotlight for remarks she made to rape survivor Amanda Collins. During testimony from Collins which detailed how her attacker was able to target her while she was unarmed due to a campus ban on concealed carry in Nevada, Hudak told Collins that actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun.
Additionally, Fields was the sole sponsor in the House to sign on to Sen. John Morses (D-Colorado Springs) legislation to institute civil liability on firearms manufacturers, sellers, and owner for any damage incurred through the use of their firearms.
Despite her criminal history, Rep. Fields has previously received campaign donations from the Aurora Police Association.
Media Trackers attempted to contact Fields at her office multiple times, but the Representative was unavailable for comment as the calls were unanswered.
You just knew she’d be one of Holder’s peeps.
Given that Fields has chosen a high profile role in pushing for new restrictions on gun and ammunition ownership, her past record of ignoring simple traffic laws calls into question her assumption that violent criminals will abide by any new gun restrictions.
I'd be extremely surprised if she made any such assumption. The leftist extremist frenzy of so-called "gun control" bills has nothing whatever to do with public safety. The frenzy is an expression of hatred of the right of the people to keep and bear arms and all of us who actually do keep and bear arms.
Never ascribe to stupidity that which is solidly founded in blind hatred.
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