Skip to comments.Sheriff Maketa, Others Speaking Out Against Gun Control(CO News Conference In Reponse to Obama)
Posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
As President Obama visits with community leaders in Denver Wednesday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and sheriffs across the state are descending upon the state capital in an effort to get their voices heard.
The sheriffs are holding an afternoon news conference to speak about what it calls "an infringement on our rights." The conference will be held at a park not far from where the president is speaking.
Obama is in Colorado to tout the new gun control legislation signed into law two weeks ago, in an attempt to bolster congressional support for similar legislation at the federal level. Maketa has been a vocal opponent against gun control legislation.
Maketa issued a statement on his Facebook page late Tuesday night:
Tomorrow will be a busy day. I have been advised citizens are planning a bus trip to the Capitol to express their concerns over the "gun bills," that have been ramrodded through the legislative process. I for one applaud your efforts and thank you for the exercising of your First Amendment right and taking the initiative to be heard. Sheriffs from around the st...ate were planning to hold a press conference at the Capitol tomorrow around 1:00pm, however, that press conference has been moved to Thomas Memorial Park, at 2400 North Quebec Street. All are welcome to attend that event. It's my understanding it is not far from the Capitol. I will be attempting to also make an appearance at the Capitol to support our citizens and if the opportunity presents itself I will be happy to speak and share some of my thoughts. I'm hoping to be at the Capitol around noon. I would be honored to have the opportunity to say hello and thank you for stepping up and being heard. What's being done to our rights is wrong and misleading and as I have said, I can not, and will not, stand by in silence. The rights of law abiding citizens should never be compromised or infringed. Especially while puppet law makers are hard at work extending breaks and granting more rights to criminals who have proven to be a threat to society. The unalienable rights of every man and woman should not be in jeopardy or subjected to attack from government because of the failure of government to protect its citizens. These rights are not granted by government through the US Constitution or the Colorado Constitution. They are protections from government and its agenda driven quest for more control and power at the expense of our freedoms.
Is it still a felony to protest the president?
Thank God for our sheriffs.
These sheriffs better watch out. They might end up like that WV sheriff. Do you seriously think Obama’s minions wouldn’t assassinate sheriffs loyal to the 2nd Amendment? I think he would order it if he thought it would help his cause. This lawless “President” will do anything.
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.
The Basic Freedom Defense Fund 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.
Denver Post rigs poll. (read posts that follow that)
Doubt it though.
I pray that the good citizens of Colorado turn out by the hundreds of thousands to support their sheriffs. I was involved in local government for nearly 20 years. The best insurance you can have to defy federal fascist thugs is an elected constitutional sheriff. With a consitutional sheriff you can:
1. Buy surplus military supplies.
2. Investigate thieving liberals in local government and throw them in prison.
3. Pass ordinances to control federal fascist and, if need be, arrest them.
4. Organize and muster an armed 2,000 man auxiliary deputy battalion for “emergencies.”
Conservatives have their destiny in their hands if they learn how to organize. The Founders left a blueprint about how to resist tyranny. Start with the committees of safety.