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CO sheriffs hold rally opposing more gun control laws...(TRUMP OBAMA) (Article and Video)
7 News the Denver Channel ^ | April 3, 2013 | Kim Nguyen and Alan Gathright

Posted on 04/03/2013 3:56:43 PM PDT by beaversmom

DENVER - More than a dozen Colorado sheriffs spoke out Wednesday against additional gun control measures as President Barack Obama visits Denver to tout Colorado's newest gun laws.

Sixteen sheriffs held a noon news conference at a Denver's Fred Thomas Park, calling it a "pre-buttal" to Obama's "advocacy visit" at 3 p.m. The rally was about a mile from the Denver Police Academy, where the president is meeting with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package recently signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

"We are here to provide a voice to the millions of honest, law-abiding Coloradans who were ignored by their governor as well as by the majority (Democratic) party at the State House," Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith told a crowd of gun supporters, who whistled and shouted "Yee-HAW!" as the uniformed sheriff's stood in line, some holding up an American flag.

"We watched the president, New York billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the leaders of his party as they're now throwing their political clout behind continued efforts to pose yet more and more gun control laws on Colorado," Smith said.

The sheriff accused Obama of avoiding public debate with people who hold opposing views.

"While these dedicated county sheriffs stand here publicly for the rights of their citizens, the president later today will be hiding behind the walls at the Denver Police Academy, surrounding with a handpicked audience of gun-control supporters and police employees coerced (into attending) his political rally as he declares victory for the Denver Gov. John Hickenlooper," Smith added.

Smith said Obama and fellow Democrats of exploiting the tragedies of deadly shooting rampages at an Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. He said a package of Colorado gun control legislation recently passed by Democratic...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/03/2013 3:56:43 PM PDT by beaversmom
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2 posted on 04/03/2013 4:04:39 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: beaversmom

Notice NY, CT, and CO are the three states with the most heinous gun crimes. There needs to be a 120 day waiting period for legislation.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 4:04:50 PM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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Longer video can be seen here for the time being:

http://www.completecolorado.com/

Would someone please capture that and provide the link here? I couldn’t figure out how to do it.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 4:06:58 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Excellent remarks by the Sheriffs. Gives me hope when people like this stand up, men and women. We should send them thank yous.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: TigersEye; beaversmom

“Sheriff Maketa: Gov. Hickenlooper lied —

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa drew cheers and applause for criticizing the new state gun laws and calling Hickenlooper a liar.

“Give ‘em hell, Terry,” someone shouted from the crowd.

“I’m sorry to say this, but our governor has lied to the citizens of this state, and I have no problem telling him that directly,” Maketa said.

“Because in July he stood up and said to national news media that gun control would most likely not have prevented the incident in the Aurora theater. He said that individuals that are that ill and want to carry out that kind of devastation will probably not follow any restrictions in place,” the sheriff said.

“But what (Hickenlooper) said is, ‘We should have this debate.’ That was a lie…that debate did not take place,” Maketa said.” “


6 posted on 04/03/2013 4:09:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
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Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County went on to say how Denver police were pressured to stand behind Obama.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 4:13:59 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Link to send Justin Smith an e-mail:

http://www.larimer.org/sheriff/


8 posted on 04/03/2013 4:15:34 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

That’s my Sheriff!


9 posted on 04/03/2013 4:17:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Webpage for Sheriff Terry Maketa

Maketa's remarks were excellent. He called out Hickenlooper and Obama. He asked us to tell these people that we will not be the sheep they want us to be.

10 posted on 04/03/2013 4:26:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: TigersEye
That’s my Sheriff!

Woo hoo!!! :) We've got some good guys in this state.

11 posted on 04/03/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: TigersEye

Sheriff Justin Smith from Larimer County rocks! Certainly a bright spot living here in Northern Colorado.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT by NoCoAg
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Facebook Page for El Paso County Sheriff's Office
13 posted on 04/03/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Facebook page for Larmier County Sheriff's office
14 posted on 04/03/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Facebook Page for Sheriff Terry Maketa
15 posted on 04/03/2013 4:40:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks to those sheriffs. Cheers to the sheriffs who spoke against the anti-Second-Amendment bills in March, too. There were more of them present then, when the bills hadn’t yet passed.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 4:40:47 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Good point. If you have any of those names, please post them here so we can send them thanks too.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 4:43:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; NoCoAg
Woo hoo!!! :) We've got some good guys in this state.

Yes, we do! Something the sheeple of Denver and Boulder should take into
consideration when venturing out of their urban concentration camps.

18 posted on 04/03/2013 4:50:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: beaversmom

I am so very proud of these guys.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: beaversmom

Sorry that I haven’t found a list, yet. Fred Wegener (Park Co.) was one of them.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 5:23:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: beaversmom

There’s a photo of some of them behind the following link. 32 in all showed up, IIRC, so not all of them are in the photo. Maybe residents of some CO counties who are readers here will recognize their sheriffs in the photo and send thanks to them.

http://www.wftv.com/ap/ap/us/colorado-lawmakers-advance-gun-control-bills/ppftQ/


21 posted on 04/03/2013 5:30:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Oh no problem. I was thinking if you remembered some of the names off the top of your head.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Done... thank you!

LLS


23 posted on 04/03/2013 5:55:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: familyop

The sheriffs attending the news conference were:

-Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith

-Weld County Sheriff John Cooke

-El Paso County Sheriff Terrry Maketa

-Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap

-Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario

-Jackson County Sheriff Scott Fischer

-Custer County Sheriff Fred Jobe

-Rio Grande County Sheriff Brian Norton

-Hinsdale County Sheriff Ron Bruce

-Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger

-Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey

-Fremont County Sheriff James Beicker

-Gilpin County Sheriff Bruce Hartman

-Prowers County Sheriff James Faull

-Sedgewick County Sheriff Randy Peck

-Washington County Sheriff Larry Kuntz

Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver, who has been an outspoken opponent of the new gun bills, said he wanted to attend the rally but has a previous appointment


24 posted on 04/03/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: beaversmom; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; GSWarrior; familyop; LucyT; ...

More than a dozen Colorado sheriffs at the pre-buttal to the advocacy visit to provide a voice to the millions of honest, law-abiding Coloradans who were ignored by their governor and ... another silly Boulder Democrat .

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3003767/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3003664/posts

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


25 posted on 04/03/2013 6:51:04 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Thanks George!


26 posted on 04/03/2013 8:58:04 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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