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Obama Travels To Colorado To Talk New Gun Laws
KCNC ^ | March 29, 2013 9:39 AM

Posted on 03/29/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT by Red Steel

DENVER (CBS4)- President Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado next week to discuss the state’s new gun control laws with law enforcement and community leaders.

The president met with relatives of victims of gun violence in Washington, DC on Thursday. He’s pushing for legislation that would expand background checks nationwide in hopes of avoiding another tragedy like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of last year.

“We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure what we said at that time isn’t just a bunch of platitudes,” said Obama.

The event was part of a “National Day to Demand Action.” Gun control advocates rallied behind the president’s call.

Gun violence menaces all communities in Colorado and across the country. Whether urban, suburban or rural. And we need to do something about it,” said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan.

Those who oppose tighter restrictions are also making their voices heard.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said he won’t enforce federal gun laws he believes are unconstitutional.

“I hope this is a turning point that the president isn’t out here on a campaign visit. Don’t come and preach to us. We don’t need that. We know our communities,” said Smith.

Obama is scheduled to come Wednesday. The White House says the president will meet with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Colorado has gone farther than any state outside the northeast in passing new gun laws. The state now prohibits the sale of magazines that hold more than 15 bullets and requires background checks for all private gun sales. Democrats passed the laws over strong Republican objections. Democrats said they were reacting to massacres at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. Obama has been unable to get similar measures through Congress.

The latest CBS News poll shows American support for stricter gun laws has fallen since the Sandy Hook shooting from 57 to 47 percent.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhobanglist; co2013; guncontrol; hickenlooper; secondamendment
I knew this was coming. Obama using Colorado as one his Apparatchik props.
1 posted on 03/29/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: TigersEye; RandallFlagg; Colorado Doug

Ping


2 posted on 03/29/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
a sideshow while taking his spawn on a ski trip...
3 posted on 03/29/2013 4:02:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red Steel
“We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure what we said at that time isn’t just a bunch of platitudes,” said Obama.

I know how I felt when you jumped on national TV to demagogue gun control before the ME had even been allowed to do into the school. Take your Kenyan Killer Klown act somewhere else.

4 posted on 03/29/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel

I doubt he would come to say, Texas or Oklahoma, to spew his views.......

He’s preaching to the choir in most of Colorado.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 4:06:15 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Red Steel

I looked up the numbers today...
I was thinking so long as my car is parked in the garage, it isn’t killing me or anyone else on the road. As long as my legally owned gun is here inside my house, it isn’t killing me or anyone else. If I drive on Los Angeles freeways, I am in danger and I endanger other people, just by driving a car there, while my gun is still inside my house. I do not see how my GUN is so dangerous! I think cars are a much greater danger to people in America.

About 3,000 babies are killed every day in the US by abortion = 360,000 babies die annually in US due to abortion

Over 98,000 people die annually in US due to Avoidable Medical Errors

Over 40,000 people killed in car accidents annually in US (probably MOST of those on L A freeways)

Around 30,000 die annually due to gun shot


6 posted on 03/29/2013 4:06:34 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming the Greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on Mankind! since Y2K & Glowbull Cooling!)
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To: basil
He’s preaching to the choir in most of Colorado.

The hell he is.

Gun control backlash in CO.

Sheriff Maketa releases statement regarding gun control stance

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.

Shocking email: Dems threaten Colo. sheriffs’ salaries over gun control

Sheriff Terry Maketa to file charges against Colorado Democrat leadership

Colorado sheriff says new state gun laws won't be enforced

Recall effort begins; Petition aims to oust McLachlan (Anti-Gun Colorado Dem State Rep.)

The Basic Freedom Defense Fund Three recall efforts underway for Rep. McLachlan, Sen. Morse and Sen. Hudak.

Petition to recall Governor Hickenlooper:

Poll at the Denver Post on the proposed Magazine Ban.
Vast majority support repeal of mag ban.
Denver Post rigs poll. (read posts that follow that)


7 posted on 03/29/2013 4:07:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

I know how I felt on Sept 11, 2012 when I knew you let people die because you were just to busy.
I know how I feel that you do not care diddly squat about the 100s of black kids are killed by illegal guns, yet it wasn’t until some white kids were killed you seemed to care.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

Who are you directing that at?


9 posted on 03/29/2013 4:15:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: svcw

“I know how I felt on Sept 11, 2012 when I knew you let people die because you were just to busy.

know how I feel that you do not care diddly squat about the 100s of black kids are killed by illegal guns, yet it wasn’t until some white kids were killed you seemed to care.”

Who was too busy and doing what?

Blacks don’t care blacks kill each other so why should anyone else?

You sound like a kooky conspiracy theorist.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 4:17:09 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Red Steel

FUBO.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 4:19:11 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: TigersEye

obama


12 posted on 03/29/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

OK. Dittos! ;-)


13 posted on 03/29/2013 4:22:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel; All

“He’s pushing for legislation that would expand background checks nationwide in hopes of avoiding another tragedy like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of last year.”


so a background check would’ve prevented the massacre at Sandy Hook?? the obama stenographers at the AP are doing all they can to push obama’s lies....


14 posted on 03/29/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: basil
He’s preaching to the choir in most of Colorado.

President You Didn't Build That is preaching to the choir in Denver, which wants to be the San Francsico of the Rocky Mountains, but not Colorado.

15 posted on 03/29/2013 4:45:27 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: basil
No, there are still lots of Conservatives left in Colorado. He is preaching to Boulder and Denver. Just watch the recalls if you think Colorado is done for.
16 posted on 03/29/2013 4:48:03 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: basil

Always the electoral college swing states. Just sayin


17 posted on 03/29/2013 4:49:01 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: svcw

You have no right to complain about obama.

Your stealth support for him during the election via your tiresome ‘anybody but Romney’ mantra will not be forgotten soon.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 4:51:01 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: TigersEye
The hell he is.

Thank you TigersEye

19 posted on 03/29/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Red Steel

A communist, a muslim, and a charlatan walk into a bar.

The bartender says, “What’ll it be, Mr. President?


20 posted on 03/29/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: buffyt

The only way all these insane laws can protect us is if we stacked them in front of us as a shield. Folks, we’re getting screwed by both parties.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 4:59:40 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: Red Steel

Pump diesel in his tank.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 5:12:34 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: panaxanax

And you have revery right to be a non-reasoned ignorant jack ass.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 5:12:45 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: gunner03
The only way all these insane laws can protect us is if we stacked them in front of us as a shield. Folks, we’re getting screwed by both parties.

Indeed we are! The economy is a mess. The Mid-East is in crisis. North Korea and China are constantly saber rattling while our military atrophies yet all either party can seem to talk about is guns and gays. Oh, and how to open our borders to all who want to come in.

24 posted on 03/29/2013 5:13:10 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Red Steel

Screw Buckwheat. Organize 100,000 conservatives, libertarians and patriots to let that fascist scum pig know that he’s not welcome in the great state of Colorado.

The ball is in your court, patriots. Take back your state from the democrat Nazis.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 5:14:09 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: gunner03

I am only seeing through a 101 eye (50.5 proof)r ight now but even I can see the royal shafting that it happining as we are getting behind this shield right now!!! I am bl ind and am going off line; see ya.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: Colorado Doug

You nailed it, Doug!


27 posted on 03/29/2013 5:21:33 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: TigersEye
I know a E-5 who left for Ft. Carson today. He isnt happy about leaving his AR with a friend until he can get it shipped to his state-of-residence.
From everything I have heard, Ft. Carson has quickly become a less-than-desirable choice for a PCS.
28 posted on 03/29/2013 5:24:20 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: basil
That was an irresponsible insult. If I could do anything about the left coasters and mexicans that infest the Boulder-Denver area, or stop voting scams 250 miles away, believe me, I would.

My county voted 75% for mittens. I can go weeks, sometimes months, without having to speak to a lib - and I have a retail business. I know Texans who moved back to Texas because this area is too conservative.

What's it like in your neighborhood? Take a look at Austin and some of your own rat conclaves and clean them up before you start throwing stones.

29 posted on 03/29/2013 5:28:21 PM PDT by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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30 posted on 03/29/2013 5:39:19 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: kitchen

Colorado just like California has liberal enclaves, who seem to dominate the politics, most of the people I know who are leaving California are because they feel helpless to over come the liberalism but everyday life is pretty normal.
I have a daughter in Colorado Springs, one in Centennial/Highlands Ranch area, then a grown grandson in Larkspur all those areas seem to be normal (as in not liberal).


31 posted on 03/29/2013 5:52:44 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: kitchen

I do not live in Austin.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 5:55:31 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Colorado Doug

Not a problem. As if any other part of the country isn’t close to that fifty percent line on one side or the other.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 45semi

Maybe we can get the population of CO back to ‘50s levels of about 1.5 million. It doesn’t break my heart that anyone wants to leave.


34 posted on 03/29/2013 8:58:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: kitchen
Same thing here in PA. The "one" only won 8 counties in the state. We have a Republican governor and a Republican legislature. A judge upheld our newly passed Voter ID law but put it on hold for the 2012 election. He won the few urban counties and lost all of the rural ones.
35 posted on 03/30/2013 1:04:25 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: basil
He’s preaching to the choir in most of Colorado.

The Hell he is, +1. This is not New Jersey, which will become very evident in 2014.

36 posted on 04/01/2013 6:16:04 PM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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