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  • CO: Boulder Doubles Down on Gun and Magazine Ban

    07/02/2018 5:34:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 15, 2018, the Boulder, Colorado, city government passed a gun and magazine ban unanimously. The ban is likely illegal. It was immediately challenged in a lawsuit. On 19 June, 2018, the Boulder city government doubled down on the ban, adding more restrictions, and an exemption for competitive shooters who travel through the city. From the Five amendments were proposed. On an 8-1 vote, council passed three: Removing an exemption for 30-round handgun magazines that are legal under Colorado law; allowing competitive shooters to travel through Boulder with assault weapons; and clarifying the language so that any...
  • Boulder County neighborhood hosting elk that 'thinks she's a dog'

    06/28/2018 9:29:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 28 Jun, 2018 | Charlie Brennan
    Colorado wildlife officials have growing concerns that a yearling female elk raised from a calf by a woman west of Boulder, seen as a cute curiosity by some, is a cautionary tale that could end badly. In fact, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff have raised the possibility that the animal could need to be put down, should its interactions with humans take a bad turn. Some call the elk Marie, and others know her as Maybelle. But along Cougar Drive near Walker Ranch, it seems everyone knows the animal, which they say was raised by a woman who has since...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Boulder Residents File Lawsuit Against City Over ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    05/17/2018 12:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/17/2018 | Kerry Picket
    A group of Boulder residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the City Council’s Wednesday move to ban the possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. The residents, represented by the Mountain States Legal Foundation, face steep financial penalties and jail time for the possession of firearms that are presently legal throughout the state of Colorado and the United States. They filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Denver, Colorado. A similar ordinance recently passed in Deerfield Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Jon Caldara of the Boulder Rifle Club, locally-owned Bison Tactical and Tyler Faye, a member of the University of...
  • Boulder City Council Unanimously Votes To Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    05/17/2018 12:41:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 5/17/2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Despite angry protests and the threat of a looming lawsuit, the city of Boulder, Colorado, took a bold stand for gun control this week. Its city council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday to ban the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines — becoming one of a handful of cities nationwide that has taken action to change its gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting massacre.
  • Boulder passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-2A nonprofit vows to sue individual councilmembers

    05/17/2018 3:28:07 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05-17-2018 | Gregg Re
    The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning "assault weapons" and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers. In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she disagreed with the ordinance "in many ways," saying it would invite a flood of litigation -- despite voting for it.
  • Boulder, CO Votes To Ban Sale and Possession of AR’s, Standard Capacity Magazines

    05/03/2018 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 05/03/18 | John Boch
    By a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, Boulder, Colorado’s City Council advanced a ban on the sale and possession of America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15. They also voted to ban bump fire stocks, standard capacity magazines and similar sporting rifles as well. With a third vote, the ban will take effect for residents as well as visitors to Boulder. Of course, the rule-making exempts law enforcement and military users. As for the little people, The Berkeley of the Rockies’ Mayor Suzanne Jones said, “I think, by and large, we’re focused on a type of weapon to keep it out of civilian...
  • They're Coming For Them: Boulder Passes AR-15 Ban, Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

    04/06/2018 7:13:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it was not a good day for the stock market and it wasn’t a good day for gun rights. A federal judge decided to uphold a law that already strengthened the state’s ban on so-called assault weapons. The judge went on the whole weapons of war tangent in his opinion (via Bloomberg) Massachusetts’ beefed-up ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a U.S. judge ruled, handing a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide following a spate of deadly mass shootings."The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines,...
  • Make CU Great Again

    04/06/2018 1:46:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 4, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One of the many ironies or paradoxes of life in academia is that freedom of speech never is more complex than when it is discussed by people who speak for a living. "In the spring semester of 2017, I was teaching a graduate level course on 'Gender Issues in Education,'" Elizabeth J. Meyer writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "Since my research has included studying bullying and harassment and school climate issues, I work very intentionally the first day of class to set up an inclusive and welcoming classroom environment that includes...
  • Boulder City Council gives "assault-weapons" ban initial OK after marathon hearing

    04/06/2018 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Daily Camera ^ | 04/06/18 | John Bear
    The Boulder City Council on Thursday night unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of certain firearms defined as assault weapons. The council adjourned following a more than five-hour-long meeting where nearly 150 people spoke for and against the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to be fired more like a fully automatic rifle. Council members will deliberate the measure at a future meeting and possibly pass it twice more before it becomes an enshrined Boulder ordinance. The proposed ban comes in...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 34 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Student with wooden color guard rifle prompts lockdown, lockouts at Boulder schools

    03/16/2018 10:10:52 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 53 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 16 Mar 18 | huck Hickey
    BOULDER, Colo. — A student with a wooden color guard rifle prompted Fairview High School to be placed on lockdown and four other schools placed on lockout on Friday morning, the Boulder Police Department said. Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. saying they saw a teenage boy carrying what they believed was a white rifle case near Emerson Avenue in south Boulder. No gun was seen. Mar 16, 2018 The Boulder Valley School District said just after 8 a.m. that Fairview was placed on the more restrictive lockdown, meaning all classrooms were secured, the lights were turned off and...
  • Preschool in Boulder [CO] shuts down after congregation votes to become sanctuary for immigrants

    11/14/2017 2:52:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 11/10/2017 | John Bear
    A preschool that leases space from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is shutting down at the end of the month after the church congregation voted to become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants facing deportation. "It put us out of business," said Active Boulder Kids owner Kristen Argow Heaton. About 90 percent of the congregation that attended a church meeting on the matter last month voted to move forward with plans to outfit a portion of the building to provide living quarters for an immigrant taking sanctuary. Argow Heaton said that parents notified the church ahead of the vote that...
  • Police Launch Investigation After Video Surfaces Showing Cheerleaders Forced Into Splits

    08/26/2017 4:45:55 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 91 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-24-2017 | NBC
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • Why a Bear Attacked a Teen In His Sleep

    07/11/2017 3:09:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 76 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10 Jul, 2017 | Sarah Gibbens
    While sleeping under the stars in the mountains near Boulder County, Colorado, on Sunday morning, a 19-year-old camp counselor was awoken by what he initially perceived to be a loud crunching sound. The sound, it turned out, was a black bear pressing onto his head as it dragged him from his sleeping bag. Speaking with local Denver news station KMGH-TV, the teen, who was identified only as Dylan, claimed he believed the crunching sound was caused by the bear's teeth digging into his skull. As the bear tugged at him, Dylan and the four other campers sleeping by the lake...
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... “I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers”...
  • Man who lit himself on fire outside Lafayette Walmart dies

    03/28/2017 3:50:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 328/2017 | Anthony Hahn
    The man who set himself and his car on fire in the parking lot of Lafayette's Walmart in front of dozens of horrified shoppers has died, Lafayette police Chief Rick Bashor said Monday. The man, whose identity has not been released, started driving around the parking lot in a beige Toyota Corolla shortly after 5:20 p.m. Sunday, and asked witnesses to film him as he set himself on fire, police said. He cited years of harassment from the FBI as the reason for his self-immolation, according to video of the incident filmed by a bystander at the man's request. The...
  • CU Boulder Leftist Emails Threat to MILO Show Ticket-Holders: ‘We Will Know Your Faces’

    01/26/2017 9:42:40 AM PST · by mad puppy · 27 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    “We know who you are, tonight we will know your faces. The identities of attendees will be released to the public on a list of known Neo-Nazi sympathizers. We do not tolerate fascists.”
  • Efforts Begin To Challenge States Clinton Won

    11/25/2016 7:09:22 PM PST · by rhett october · 175 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-25-2016 | Rhett October
    While it appears that Jill Stein has raised enough money, albeit suspiciously, to start a vote recount in Wisconsin, efforts have begun on the other side to challenge votes in three states won by Hillary Clinton: Colorado, Nevada and Virginia. Operation Sabot 2016, started by the group Oath Keepers is contesting vote totals in Clark County in Nevada; Denver and Boulder Counties in Colorado; and Richmond, Fairfax, and Henrico Counties in Virginia.