Whats the state’s limit on abortions?
Governor Chickenpoper would not even talk to any the Sheriffs in Colorado. A rape victim was verbally attacked by representative in statehouse. Who do these state lawmakers think they are?
The sheriff may have to arrest himself.
This creates an interesting situation. Here is the background.
1) At various points, the SCOTUS established that the US congress is superior to state legislatures, and that the federal courts are superior to state courts. However, they have *never* decided that the POTUS is superior to state governors. So when they come to loggerheads, the only way the POTUS can enforce his will is by sending in the Army.
The last time this happened was President Eisenhower against governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas, to forcibly integrate the Little Rock high school. Faubus called out the state guard, which Eisenhower trumped with the 101st Airborne Division.
2) I say this as background, because the SCOTUS has also *never* found that state governors are superior to county Sheriffs, who are the top legal authority in a county, and in common law, county Sheriffs are also the leader of the county militia.
3) Thus, a county Sheriff could ignore state and federal law to a great extent, by declaring that all “adult persons of good character” are part of the militia, for which they may be required (not enforced) to be armed. In effect, they are law enforcement officers. So if the state or federal government try to disarm them, they can only do so if they disarm *all* law enforcement personnel in the state.
The bottom line is though the legislature has outlawed certain weapons and magazines for “public” ownership, they cannot reasonably outlaw it for LEOs as well, or they would be helpless against criminals.
Historically, any citizen would be allowed to speak if they arrived at the Capitol early and signed up on testimony records. Although sign up sheets were in place and citizens including myself signed up, we were completely disregarded. Minutes after I signed up to testify, I learned a different process would be utilized and testimony was based on three categories: experts, preferred witnesses, and public witnesses. No explanation was provided to define expert or preferred witness. I was told this decision was made by the senate president and the chairperson of the hearing committee. Additionally, experts would have no time constraints and all others would be restricted to three minutes.
As I made my way out of the Capitol, I was shocked at the number of people who attended these hearings. It's estimated the number of people in attendance reached 1,000. I spoke to several and was told they just wanted their voice to be heard.
I am not sharing this because of the outcome of the hearings that day; rather I am sharing this because of the process implemented and the faces of all those citizens that were never permitted to participate in the process. Government is supposed to be by the people, for the people and on this day, they were crushed and kicked to the side. Special interest coalitions and hand picked experts with no relevant expertise trumped our citizens.
coloradoaccountability.com Three recall efforts underway for Rep. McLachlan, Sen. Morse and Sen. Hudak.
Poll at the Denver Post on the proposed Magazine Ban.
Vast majority support repeal of mag ban.
There's going to be a reckoning!
The sheriff and his boys need to round up the commie libs that passed this crap and deport them back to The People’s Republic of California where they belong.
“...The time is coming for people to choose sides. For the Constitution, or against it...”
Coming? It’s already here, brother.
An oath is forever. This is the “domestic” part of it.
Not because they would be Unconstitutional, but because of feelings. Ok then......
i’ll be helping sheriff cooke when he runs for reelection. what a patriot.
Colorado governor to sign gun controls into law
Published March 19, 2013
| Associated Press
DENVER Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation Wednesday that sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearms, marking a Democratic victory in a state where gun ownership is a treasured right and Second Amendment debate has played out in the wake of two mass shootings.
The measures proposed are some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and their passage comes after weeks of tense legislative battles. Republicans and gun rights supporters put up a major fight against the measures in this politically moderate state, while Democrats made them the centerpieces of a package of legislative proposals drafted in reaction to shooting rampages at a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school last year.
But..but...but the law will be on the books for anyone who comes along in the future that wants to exercise POWER! Therein lies the danger to the Constitutional Freedoms that are rapidly dissolving before our eyes. Who would have thought as little as four years ago that such things could be happening? Obama and his Marxist allies...thats who!