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COLORADO: Further restrictions on CCW proposed!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by 230RN, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    A heads up. If this's been posted before, I pray forgiveness.


    Monday, January 8 2007

    DUIs, guns, energy top Dem agenda
    By PETER MARCUS - January 7, 2007
    As Colorado’s Democratic leadership prepares for the start of the 66th General Assembly Wednesday — looking forward to working with a Democratic governor — bills are already surfacing that might require people convicted of a DUI to install a Breathalyzer device in their car, and legislation that would toughen concealed weapons permit registration, as well as increase energy standards, and lower the school start age to 6-years-old.

    Governor-elect Bill Ritter has promised to work with Republicans on bipartisan legislation after he is sworn into office tomorrow, as has House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, and Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, D-Coal Creek Canyon.

    In fact, Romanoff said there is no reason why the Republicans shouldn’t be able to pass legislation of their own.

    “If you have a good idea, you will be very successful,” he told the Denver Daily News Thursday. “Even if you’re in the minority party. We’re trying to shatter the illusion that some folks created, that one party is in control and that only one party gets to enact legislation.”

    As for the Democrats agenda — it will focus on education, health and public safety, with an emphasis on renewable energy and the environment.


    Public Safety


    Other such public safety legislation said to be introduced, is a bill that would toughen the application process for concealed weapons permits. The legislation is expected to be introduced by Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.

    “There are some states that grant concealed weapons permits via mail,” read the statement sent by the Senate majority leadership. “These states do not have our same high standards for issuing permits, nor provide an ability to prevent ineligible applicants from receiving a permit. This bill fixes that loophole.”...SNIP...
  2. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Well-Known Member

    High standards?

    I bet they'd freak at Vermont's standards
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

  4. The Cavalry

    The Cavalry Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, another "loophole" the Dems have found...
  5. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    So how long until Ritter tries to push Denver's AWB statewide?
  6. larry_minn

    larry_minn Well-Known Member

    I sent him what I consider a polite letter with a few questions.

    Senator Morse:
    I was just reading some new laws proposed in Colorado. First I must admit I live in Minnesota but my wife and her family hail from Colorad so I spend some time over there. I rather enjoy the state and going up in mountains (basicly everything out of Denver) :) In any case I read you may no longer allow folks from out of state to Carry a concealed method of self defense....
    MIght I ask why? Have there been mass assults by folks who have spent the time and money to have their background checked, take training classes, and fingerprints/photos/etc? I always understood that as a group, folks who get a permit are among the most law abiding folk around.
    For the MN permit we have to take a class, pass a background test as well as demonstrate safe operation of a firearm (and ability to not only hit a target but decide when not to shoot) Plus IF I recall correctly a 4 hr additional section for Colorado, Utah and a couple other states laws.
    In closing I hope you reconsider not accepting other states permit holders as legal in your state. It has always bothered me that WI does not trust me with a firearm but last time I counted 20+ other states do.
    Thank you for your time. Hope the snow has not been to heavy in your home area. I was NE of Denver over Christmas to New Yrs. Shoveled a lot of snow. Next time I may bring my skid loader. :)

    xxxxxx xxxxxxx
  7. dave_pro2a

    dave_pro2a Well-Known Member

    quote from article "lower the school start age to 6-years-old."

    Yes, start indocrinating them young enough, via public school, and you will end up with excellent participants in the "narc on your neighboor" program when they are adults.

    Sorry Colorado, sad times ahead.
  8. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    They're champing at the bit, but my guess is that the dems are waiting for another high-profile bloodbath in a victim disarmament zone.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2007
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Champing, not chomping.

    Well, actually, considering we're discussing leftist extremists, I believe it would probably be more accurate to say they're slavering.
  10. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    Standing Wolk said,
    Very punny. :)

    Oh, and thanks for using the term "leftist extremists" rather than "liberals."
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2007
  11. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    You're welcome.
  12. Soybomb

    Soybomb Well-Known Member

    So what problem is this actually fixing? Surely there is a demonstrated and not imagined problem....
  13. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Its a Fascist pig reminding us proles that we have no rights, only privileges, and only at his whim. :fire:
  14. MrTuffPaws

    MrTuffPaws Well-Known Member

    Wait, is he a Fascist, or a commie....I just so confused these days:scrutiny:
  15. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Have dispatched an email to the "honorable" Mr. Morse in the hope that he'll clarify his proposed bill.
  16. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Have received a response:

    So, let me get this straight:

    1) This means that if you move to Colorado from out-of-state and establish residence, you have the choice of either being disarmed, or being a criminal under the law until you jump through the hoops to get a Colorado CCW permit.

    2) I note that he makes no mention of exempting those who received a carry permit in a state with equal or more stringent permit qualifications, such as New York or California.

    3) This is a law that would likely apply to only a handful of Colorado residents, yet I am unaware of any incident where a Colorado resident with an out-of-state permit negligently shot someone as a result of the "inferior" permit requirements from another state.

    4) In light of point number 3, I can only assume that this is meant to be a big giant :neener: aimed squarely at the Colorado gun culture. But then, perhaps I'm just a tad bit cynical.
  17. Soybomb

    Soybomb Well-Known Member

    The hypothetical example I've seen to justify that is that if a CO resident is not qualified for a CO permit but they do for another state (IE: disqualified for DUI under circumstances that colorado would not allow but FL would issue a permit under). I'd like to read a draft of his bill though.

    If there have been no problems I would tend to think that perhaps colorado's standard is higher than it needs to be, but I guess lowering the requirements for a ccw won't go over well.
  18. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    tow-may-tow, tow-mah-tow :neener:

    The problem I have with this bill is that its a solution in search of a problem.

    Is there a rash of Colorado residents with out of state permits commiting crimes with concealed guns?

    All this is is a waste of taxpayer time and money in an attempt to "solve" a non-problem and at the same time throttle us proles that DARE think we have a right to do anything.

    “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.”
    -Groucho Marx
  19. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Seems to me you missed out on a good chance to post your sig line. :)
  20. The-Fly

    The-Fly Well-Known Member

    I actually can explain the story on this one. I am a member of CSSA (colorado state shooting association ) and at the last crossroads show, our president Tony Fabian was there. I asked him what definite anti gun bills were coming for sure, and he said at this point there are two.

    The sheriff's association is the big backer behind these two possible laws.

    1. If you live in Colorado, you must have a Colorado ccw. State residents would be forbidden from carrying on an out of state permit like Utah or Florida. Visitors with out of state permits would still be fine. This is due to some idiot being denied for a CO permit and then getting a FL permit, going back to the CO sheriff and rubbing it in the sheriff's face.

    2. The current database of ccw holders would be made permanent. Currently by law its set to expire in 2008.

    Tony feels that Ritter will be cautious in making any big gun grabs (ala AWB bans), as gun grabbing is a good way to lose LOTS of future votes, and Ritter is hungry for a second term. Tony recommends to everyone to keep an eye on things, and wait a few weeks to see what else gets proposed in the State House.

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