Skip to comments.(Sheriff John) Cooke won’t enforce new state gun laws
Posted on 03/16/2013 7:55:57 AM PDT by real saxophonist
Cooke wont enforce new state gun laws
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said he wont enforce either gun-control measure waiting to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper, saying the laws are unenforceable and would give a false sense of security.
One bill passed Friday would expand requirements to have background checks for firearm purchases. Hickenlooper is expected to sign it into law within two weeks.
Earlier this week, Colorado lawmakers approved a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines. It also is awaiting the expected approval of the governor.
Cooke said Democratic lawmakers are uninformed but are scrambling in reaction to recent tragedies in the nation.
Theyre feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable, he said.
Cooke said the bill requiring a $10 background check to legally transfer a gun would not keep firearms out of the hands of those who use them for violence.
Criminals are still going to get their guns, he said.
Cooke said the other bill would also technically ban all magazines because of a provision that outlaws any magazine that can be altered. He said all magazines can be altered to a higher capacity.
Cooke said he, like other county sheriffs, wont bother enforcing the laws because it will be impossible for them to keep track of how the requirements are being met by gun owners. He said he and other sheriffs are considering a lawsuit against the state to block the measures if they are signed into law.
The vice president praised passage of the background check bill.
Congrats to Colorado House and Senate for passing universal background checks, read a tweet sent by the office of Vice President Joe Biden from his official @VP account.
It was followed by another tweet referring to the theater shooting that read, The families of Aurora deserved a vote and got one. Now U.S. Congress must act too.
Congress also is considering a number of new firearm restrictions.
Colorado is the first state outside the East Coast to significantly ratchet back gun rights after the theater and school shootings. Colorados gun debate was being watched closely because its considered a swing state with both a gun-loving frontier past and an unfortunate history of mass shootings, including the 1999 Columbine High School attack.
Are we going to stop all criminals from getting guns? No, said Democratic Rep. Beth McCann, a sponsor of the background checks bill. But are we are going to put a barrier there, make it more difficult for them? Yes.
The move to expand background checks would be one of the most sweeping responses by Colorado to the shootings last year in Aurora and at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
In Colorado, expanded checks have been a top priority for Hickenlooper, who called for the proposal during his State of the State address in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This reminds me of boot camp. One person screws up and everyone else must suffer along. Why? Well the theory was that the rest of the company would “take care” of the screw-up and get him to reform his ways. The end result of course is that your military units all learn to follow their instructions and orders to the letter.
Civilians on the other hand? Most are like cats; have you ever tried to herd cats?
End result Chaos and the blatant disregard for these laws and any others that are found to be non-nonsensical at best and Arbitrary and malicious at worse.
what is the state going to do, have a police man present at ever gun sale?
That is no more possible than having a police man present at the seen of every crime.
That’s all fine and dandy but where in the state...or Weld County...is a person supposed to buy a 30 round magazine? The dealers holding FFLs won’t stock or sell them. County Sheriff Cooke’s gesture would only affect person’s who already own them.
Bammy doesn't follow the Constitution, no one else pays attention to that which they don't like or infringes.
Kind of like a staged opera. Everyone is taking a break at some point, to drink what they think is $10 a glass of fancy wine, but it’s just some watered down $2 mixer drink with a lot of sugar.
The curious point is this $10 background check. Who pays for the poor? You’d think the minorities would be the first out of the house to cry over the inhumanity of taking their precious dollars away. The comical side is that if you were buying some really cheap used gun from the gun shop for $50....you’d have to pay $10 just to complete universal background check.
Thisis the funnyiest line:
“Are we going to stop all criminals from getting guns? No, said Democratic Rep. Beth McCann, a sponsor of the background checks bill. But are we are going to put a barrier there, make it more difficult for them? Yes.”
Beth McCann is an idiot, criminals don’t get their guns from legal sales because legal sales can be traced to them. So no Beth your not making it 1 tiny bit harder for criminals to get guns.
Your just making it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns with-which to defend themselves from criminals.
***Earlier this week, Colorado lawmakers approved a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines.***
The hope is someone will rush a shooter when he changes magazines.
What if the shooter fires 14 rounds, drops the magazine and replaces it. If someone rushes the shooter there is still a round in the chamber that can be fired.
As for semi auto pistols, the same can be done with those without magazine disconnects, and disconnects on others can be removed.
Or they can use the old method of the Border Ruffians during the Civil War era, and that is to carry four or five pistols.
Gun control is not about SAFETY, it is about CONTROL.
Thanks for that, Matt. I dug the Culpepper Minutemen reference.
Like a dry county, you head for the border! I’m sure Wyoming, Utah and Kansas will have signs going into Colorado,
LAST CHANCE! GUN MAGAZINES for SALE! 30 ROUNDS! 40 ROUNDS! CASH AND CARRY!
I will pass on registering anything.
Those two events are about to merge.
“Bammy doesn’t follow the Constitution, no one else pays attention to that which they don’t like or infringes.”
I’m starting to wonder why should we? The left are quite astute as breaking and/or ignoring the laws they fight to pass & impose upon the rest of us.
Why should we be any different? To live in civil socisity? We already live in an increasingly uncivil-socisity thanks to the left. Maybe we should look into how we can safely take a page form their own book.
Parris Island, Class of '89.
****Are we going to stop all criminals from getting guns? No, ...... But are we are going to put a barrier there, make it more difficult for them? Yes.****
But, that was done back in 1968!
“Today we begin to disarm the criminal and the careless and the insane. All of our people who are deeply concerned in this country about law and order should hail this day.
- Lyndon Johnson when he signed the 1968 GCA into law.
The end result is that if anything happens to him, everyone gets punished again. Yet the group punishment practice continues anyway out of habit, I assume.
-——Beth McCann is an idiot-——
Yes, but she is making a difference. That is all that matters. /s