Skip to comments.Gun violence rally held at Colorado State Capitol ("More than 100" LoL)
Posted on 01/28/2013 6:18:38 PM PST by Red Steel
DENVER - Demonstrators demanding stricter gun laws gathered outside the Colorado State Capitol at noon on Monday.
More than 100 gun-control supporters rallied on the Capitol steps with signs that said "Let Us Live."
The gun violence prevention rally was organized by Together Colorado, a group that specializes in community organizing.
The rally included speeches and presentation by friends and family of gun violence victims, religious leaders, elected officials and other advocates of stricter regulations on firearms.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...
"I believe it would make it harder for Colorado families to defend themselves and also interfere with the recreational use of guns by law-abiding Coloradans," Polis said. "If we want to reduce violence, we should invest in improving our schools to ensure that young people have jobs and do not turn to gangs, crime or violence of any form, and improving access to mental health services." Said here
“signs that said “Let Us Live.”
That should be said to criminals not law biding citizens. HELLLOOOOOOO
I went to a pro Constitution rally on gun appreciation day, and there were no mass produced astroturf signs there.
Of the 100 that were counted, 93 were members of the press.
I think this is why the Kenyan wanted everyone to lose their jobs and go on food stamps and disability. More free time to participate in his 100 Moron Marches.
Why did they need a podium for 100 people, any soapbox would have done.
100 people is not a rally, that is a small luncheon.
I can get 100 people at my house for hot dogs any day of the week.
Yes, but think of the possibilities.
Baraq, Bloomie, and Rhambo can deputize the Million Moms Against Guns and send them into the urban ghettos next summer to clean out all the illegal firearms.
It was really an incredible experience -I have never done this before.
I got there at 10 AM, knowing that I wasn’t needed until 13:30 at room 356.
I sat and watched the proceedings take place.
It was kinda funny at times. The room was packed -at least
Bill 13-009 was to be heard by the committee last, yet the FIRST bill’s sponsor came to the microphone and said, “I am so pleased that so many people came to testify and witness my bill being presented to this committee.”
The VAST majority of people were there to testify FOR SB 13-009 -the bill to allow CCW at schools for school employees.
Four people from three, “Special Interest Groups,” testified against this bill
Thirty to fourty were testifying FOR this bill.
Some as young as ten-years-old.
I was there.
I’ll post a thread on my next days off -with pictures.
Please remember, Colorado:
Please do all that you can to vote out of office these
Aguilar, Ulibarri and Guzman.
They voted to prevent the security of our kids in schools.
Four people from three, Special Interest Groups, testified against this bill
Gun grabbers are going to lose. :-)
Surprised they didn’t bus in a bunch of Union Workers to create a mob.
Aguilar, Ulibarri and Guzman.
They voted to prevent the security of our kids in schools.
Who all voted for it?
What was the outcome?
Thanks for the report.
If only the Jews in World War II Europe had access to signs like that after they were disarmed.
Ha. I can draw a bigger crowd with a couple of boxes of donuts.
It didn’t get out of the Judiciary Senate Committee on a party line vote. 3 - 2 for the Dims.
I’ll take a strategic outcome on gun bills for being an overall “wash” if it prevents the Dims from enacting their gun grabbing bills.
You still made a big impact for the good. You are keeping the Dims from going further.
Here’s a question, who is the speaker speaking to? Shouldn’t she turn the podium around?
Subject (check bill for official full title)
|SB 9||Sen. Scott Renfroe/Sen. Ted Harvey/Rep. Lori Saine||Authorization for Concealed Carry in Public K-12 Schools||Senate Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Mon, Jan 28 at 1;30PM, Room SCR 356|
|Strongly Support||SB62||Sen. Kent Lambert/Rep. Lori Saine||Civil Liability for No-Firearms Businesses||Senate Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Wed, Jan 30 at 1:30PM, room SCR 356.|
|Monitor||HB 1043||Rep. Mike Foote||Definition of a Deadly Weapon||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Jan 29 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
|Strongly Support||HB 1048||Rep. Justin Everett/Sen. Kevin Grantham||Use of Deadly Force in a Place of Business(expansion of "castle doctrine")||State, Veterans & Military Affairs Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Mon, Feb 4 at 1:30PM, room LSB-A|
|Strongly Support||HB 1085||Rep. Perry Buck/Sen. Scott Renfroe||Change Posession of Weapons by Previous Offender||House Judiciary Comm.||In committee--Scheduled for hearing on Tue, Feb. 5 at 1:30PM, room 0112|
|Strongly Support||Sen. Greg Brophy/Rep. Steve Humphrey||Brady Bypass for Permit Holders||Introduction Pending||Sponsor yet to introduce but currently working on it|
|Strongly Support||Sen. Vicki Marble/ Rep. Lois Landgraf||Colorado Firearms Protection Act (Nullify Federal Gun Control laws)||Introduction Pending||Sponsor yet to introduce but currently working on it|
|Rep. Chris Holbert/Sen. Owen Hill||Constitutional Carry||Introduction Pending||Sponsor yet to introduce but currently working on it|
|Rep. Rhonda Fields
||"Assault Weapons" Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Rep. Rhonda Fields||"High Capacity Magazine" Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Rep. Claire Levy||Campus Carry Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it|
|Online Magazine Sales Ban||No Details||Sponsor yet to introduce but reportedly working on it||align=/p/tr|
Likely had their sparse crowd [LoL] get behind the podium for a photo op for the media.
Ping. ...I thought you may want to review the thread.
100? I’ve got that many illegals living in a house across the street from me.
When the rally reaches 1,000, call me. Otherwise, call it a bust.
Dear demonstrating loosers, all of the criminals in the world have read your signs and will now leave you alone because you have asked them to. You may return home and feel good about the peace that you helped spread today.
“Let Us Live.”
And if we say no, what are you going to do about it? You dont have any guns. However, feel free to continue begging for your lives.
There are no guarantees ...
But if you buy a gun ... and learn to use it ... and carry it for self defense ...
You'll have a fighting chance.
Your political masters' gun-ban agenda only promises you an ignominious coward's death.
One of these days they will be begging Dear leader to “let us live”.
Thank you. To all who read this, my experience is in family rights advocacy (’90s). Rallies in favor of the Second Amendment, like other rallies, are good for presenting to and swaying the populace in general. That’s important.
But many politicians don’t regard rallies as being important and are more concerned with what they can get from the influential (and wealthy) constituents we don’t see. So action behind the scenes is also very important. Write to members of state assemblies, congress, all. Contribute to pro-Second-Amendment organizations—especially those in your states. They counter the efforts of anti-Second-Amendment constituents who lurk in the shadows and exert much influence.
On your comment #1, yes. Most Democrats are now in favor of their Second Amendment rights. Their Party is losing many of them on that issue, just as it began obviously losing some of them (fewer) on feminism in 2004 (see Hillary losing). And yes, they have a long way to go in learning (about counterproductive, freedom-busting regulations, for one).
The current anti-Second-Amendment efforts are driven by relatively small numbers of people with much influence (see money). Those people try to use both political parties. Pro-Second-Amendment voters are majorities in both political parties. As many of you may have guessed by now, gun control is a class issue for anti-Second-Amendment folks afraid of those of us with less class. ;-) But also know this. Many wealthier people are *not* working against our Second Amendment. Many have earned their incomes honestly and have none of the guilt that compels others to fear.
Disarming Americans is not a good answer to fears. Better government is the answer. I see more hysteria and instigations of panic in political speech than ever before. That should be a clue to what we’re dealing with. In the past, leaders tended toward trying to calm the population, even in rough times.
Members of Congress and state assemblies have not been receiving enough mail from us. We need to get going. We don’t have all of the money, but we have the votes. Let ‘em know. And do contribute to the organizations working in favor of our Second Amendment. Money (for lobbying, campaign funds, etc.) is a fact of life in politics.
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