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Colorado’s gun-control recall - Second Amendment restrictions trigger pushback in the Rockies
Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jon Caldara

Posted on 08/21/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT by neverdem

To someone living on the coasts, the fight in Colorado over gun control — often called by its repackaged name, "gun violence" — might be hard to understand.

Restrictions on gun-magazine capacities and background checks for all gun transfers might sound benign. So how could it lead to the first recall elections in the state's history?

Colorado has more guns than people. More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed-carry permits, so people here largely know how guns actually work. Consequently, we are less likely to be rattled from the emotional spin of anti-gun hysteria. We know guns that look "mean" aren't actually military machine guns, that they function like any other semi-automatic gun (pull the trigger once and only one bullet comes out), that the ammunition they use isn't "high-powered," and so on.

We also know the pain of mass shootings better than most communities. We suffered and grieved over the Columbine High School shooting more than a decade ago. That horror put us through the emotional "blame the gun" gambit. However, when the grieving was done, and with the wisdom that comes from perspective, we learned that mental health maladies were at the center of the carnage.

So when a horrific shooting took place in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last year, we were sadly familiar with the emotional process and the anti-gun opportunists who would try to exploit our grief. We were not surprised to learn the accused killer had deep mental health issues.

Reportedly, his problems were so severe that his psychotherapist at the University of Colorado contacted the police to warn them he was a danger to others. That's where the system broke down. With no criminal record, he passed background checks for gun purchases. This tragedy might have been stopped if we had...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; democrats; donttreadonme; elections; guncontrol; hickenlooper; secondamendment

1 posted on 08/21/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed-carry permits

That is not that many. FL has 1 million+. PA has nearly 1 Million.
2 posted on 08/21/2013 4:40:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: neverdem

An armed society is a polite society. Liberals do not understand polite or guns.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 4:41:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: neverdem

Read the whole article and you see Bloomberg’s filthy mitts are all over this.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 4:42:13 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Colorado does not have that big of a population. I bet the permits per thousand is similar.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76
BANG!

Colorado recall vote on gun control without mail ballots changes dynamic

6 posted on 08/21/2013 4:56:29 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Red in Blue PA
More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed-carry permits

And, my Wife just got a call from (Adams County) Sheriff Doug Darr's office to tell her that her CCW was approved, and on it's way in the mail.

W00T!!!
7 posted on 08/21/2013 5:01:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Red in Blue PA

100,000? Our county is only about 140,000. I’d bet most of it has them. We do!!


8 posted on 08/21/2013 5:05:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: mountainlion

“Liberals do not understand polite or guns.”

Liberals are the tyrants that the Founding Fathers warned about.

IMHO


9 posted on 08/21/2013 5:30:51 PM PDT by ripley
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To: mountainlion
Colorado does not have that big of a population. I bet the permits per thousand is similar.

Actually, Colorado lags behind more than a few other states in the number of people with CCWs per 1,000. Part of that is the resut of our having a patchwork of CCW laws until 2002; part is the result of open carry's always having been legal here, (Denver, Boulder, and Telluride excepted,) and part is the result of Colorado's always having been safer, even in Denver, than states along both coasts. Denver, of course, bitterly and hysterically fought CCW for years.

Ironically, President You Didn't Build That and his so-called "administration" of anti-Second Amendment bigots have done more than anyone to encourage people to keep and bear arms.

10 posted on 08/21/2013 5:52:17 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
That number appears a little low to me.

First, sheriffs are not required to report to any other authority when they issue permits, and many were elected on a promise not to report to the state.

Second, except for Denver, open carry is legal and not uncommon.

Third, carry of a loaded handgun in a vehicle is legal - without a permit.

Finally, an awful lot of people don't recognize the authority of the state to restrict a constitutional right and do what they damn well please.

11 posted on 08/21/2013 6:04:31 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: mountainlion; Red in Blue PA
Colorado does not have that big of a population

Florida 20 million.

Pennsylvania 12 million.

Colorado 5 million.

12 posted on 08/21/2013 6:10:35 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: neverdem; MileHi; dhs12345; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; beaversmom; GSWarrior; ...

Laura Carno, speaking the truth to power : new ad slamming Senate President John Morse .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROTgvsXjXAo&feature=player_embedded

In almost any endeavor, paying close attention to details will pay dividends.

For evidence of this wise advice, one need only see the recent success of Marilyn Marks and how her attention to the details of the Colorado Constitution .

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3055479/posts

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13 posted on 08/21/2013 6:10:54 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Fightin Whitey

PA is about 1 in 12 with a CCW (LTCF).

CO is about 1 in 50.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 6:12:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kitchen
Finally, an awful lot of people don't recognize the authority of the state to restrict a constitutional right and do what they damn well please.

I resemble that remark...

15 posted on 08/21/2013 6:25:49 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: ripley

Liberals are the tyrants that the Founding Fathers warned about.


That’s exactly right.

“Progressive” = Tyrant. Self proclaimed “Progressives” are some of the nastiest people I’ve ever encountered.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 6:42:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: mountainlion
Exactly. People treat each other like crap in cities where Liberals are dominate — LA, Boston, New York City, New Jersey, etc.

Maybe there is a connection, hmmm?

17 posted on 08/21/2013 7:33:07 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: laplata

“Self proclaimed “Progressives” are some of the nastiest people I’ve ever encountered.”

Yeah, and they’ve honed their “skills” in “righteous indignation” and “being offended” to heights unattainable by more normal people. Some of them are so twisted that they preface listening to anything anyone has to say to them with “will I be offended?”


18 posted on 08/21/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Some of them are so twisted that they preface listening to anything anyone has to say to them with “will I be offended?”


You have that right. I throw it back at them and tell them they offend me. I told one fool that his political correctness was nothing but censorship and bull crap and his nonsense was offensive. Man I hate those people.

One lady I used to work with was a progressive. I asked her if Bill Clinton was on her good side and she said “of course”. I told her that old Bill would like about 15 minutes alone with her to thank her personally for her support. She huffed off. LOL


19 posted on 08/21/2013 8:29:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Red in Blue PA said: "PA is about 1 in 12 with a CCW (LTCF). CO is about 1 in 50."

There may be a large percentage of Florida permits issued to non-residents. Colorado doesn't issue to non-residents at all. Can you re-cast these numbers with that in mind?

20 posted on 08/21/2013 11:37:30 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: neverdem

has anyone else noticed how the number of postings on freerepublic has taken a nose dive over the last few months? Why are people abandoning the sight all of a sudden? Is there another up somewhere they are moving too?


21 posted on 08/22/2013 7:42:57 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Deathtomarxists

The server has been having issues which makes it more difficult to do posts. Also there is not a national election going on which may appear as a lack of interest.


22 posted on 08/22/2013 8:23:25 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: neverdem

This article emphasized that the recalled politicians are collecting more political donations than their opponents.

So what!

That is probably out-of-state money trying to impose their left-wing ideas on Colorado’s people.

Screw ‘em.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 8:49:42 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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