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Colorado: Ballot Initiative Proposed To Repeal The Idiotic Magazine Ban

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    http://www.denverpost.com/rss/ci_22776136

    When Democrats hand you lemons, freeze those things and turn 'em into a weapon.
     
  2. nwilliams

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    Good! Let the people decide!

    I'm honestly not sure if it would be repealed if it went up for a vote. Apparently enough people in Colorado decided to elect these anti-gun politicians into office to make decisions on behalf of the people, that says a lot. Colorado has one of the highest rankings in the western half of the country by the Brady bunch, I have a feeling their ranking is going to go up significantly thanks to these new gun control laws being put into effect.

    Let's hope if a vote is put forawrd that the people of Colorado can join together and fight these ridiculous new laws and show the nation that it's still a State where the RKBA still means something to the people that live there!
     
  3. Jake L

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    Somewhere I saw some recent polling showing that over 65% of Coloradans were opposed to the magazine restrictions... Lets see if I can pull it out of Google...

    Nope. I found a Huffpo article citing a local news poll in which 85% of coloradans favored increased gun control, and 61% favored banning semi automatics, and 61% favored banning "magazine clips" over 10 rounds. I think that poll was not even close to unbiased... But it does show that among those favoring increased gun control, only 3/4 want mag restrictions. So my best guess is that they could win a popular vote to remove mag restrictions.
     
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    I'm a bit confused by the whole issue. I drove through CO today (I-25 N from NM up to WY), and saw more Pro-Republican, Anti-Dem, and "Don't tread on me" banners on property and CO vehicles than I've seen in over two years of living in AZ.

    Praying for CO and the good people who live there.
     
  5. Zak Smith

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    The anti-gun agenda has awakened a sleeping giant.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    I guess it depends on through what parts you were driving.

    If you look at the map posted in this thread http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=707788&highlight=colorado showing the voting trend in the last election...red dominates the map pretty much except for the North East and Pacific coast of California. Heck, look at Virginia...all but far Northern Virginia, some of tidewater and the Charlottesville area are red...yet with the tiny tiny bit of blue...Obama still carried the state.

    If you drive through most of Virginia, you will see plenty of NRA stickers and don't tread on me stickers...heck I even saw an ARFCOM sticker on a truck just the other day. You get into deep inner city Richmond, Tidewater and Northern Virginia though and you are getting into gun grabber territory.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    They picked a fight, cheated to win and we are going to sock them while they are gloating.
     
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    That's priceless -- put a gun control referendum on the ballot during midterms. That'll fuel pro-2A voter turnout in a way that even trying to vote the bastards out won't. It goes without saying that it is in the interest of pro-2A Americans everywhere to see the Colorado Democratic Party become a definitional example of pyrrhic victory in passing this current legislation.
     
  10. HOWARD J

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    This country has gone Obama
    He will continue his crusade to strip all gun from honest Americans.
    It is just a matter of time until he finds his next excuse to start the handgun grab.
    Be prepared for a long fight---it will get worse.
     
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    And instilled in it a will to fight.... I hope. Maybe this has given the people who stayed at home on Election Day a good enough reason to get off their butts and vote next time.
     
  12. locnload

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    While I personally welcome such a ballot initiative, I'm affraid that most of the population just doesn't get it. I have talked to a number of people during this ordeal, and even many who are pro freedom, just not much into guns, are totally unaware of what is being done here.They know nothing about the situation with Magpul and the loss of jobs. If they own a six shot 357 Magnum revolver they don't get the whole fuss about 17 rnd mags vs 15 rnd mags. People that work for the Division of Wildlife have no clue about the very real possibility of a massive boyecot by out of state hunters, a very large part of DOW's funding. And if this ballot initiative goes down in flames, Katie bar the door because the libs will come after gun rights with renewed energy. As the saying goes, "beware of what you wish for, you may get it". We would need a real strong plan to educate the general public enough to pass this, and don't count on the media that John Q. public watches or reads to help inform them. :banghead:
     
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    This is a pattern that's repeated throughout most of the country. Unfortunately, "trees don't vote." Antigun sentiment is concentrated in urban/suburban areas, but that's where the people are. The pro-gun side needs to make guns more relevant (in a good way) to those urban dwellers.
     
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    Magpul and other gun type businesses need to pack up and leave CO. This is the only response that has a chance to stop this Bull. Colorado may be lost but the rest can be saved if such action is taken.
     
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    Good luck guys. I'm pulling for you. It's just wrong that it has to come to a vote on whether or not to let the citizens of Colorado exercise a right explicitly stated in the Bill of Rights.
     
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    I wonder how much in campaign funds are needed to get a state-wide initiative passed and to counter the negative publicity that the Main Stream Media will generate? If Bloomberg decides to dump a few million into the anti campaign, it could be rather costly.

    I hope they have considered the financial aspects of this initiative.
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Good luck, guys. I'm glad to see you're not wasting any time.
     
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    It will ONLY work in a midterm election; lower turnout except for those here who've been angered over the behavior of our legislature. I think we have one shot and one shot only. It could bring out the numbers we need to have the entire election go our way, just like the marijuana ballot measure brought out the numbers needed for this mess to begin.

    I would crawl out of my skin upon hearing that the majority of Coloradoans who went to the voting booth, voted 'NO' on a pro-gun ballot initiative to undo what happened over the past week. It would kill all hope I have for this state and ultimately the nation.

    I hope it is worded efficiently and effectively, and I hope all the millions of dollars that Bloomberg spends for TV and radio ads against it fall on deaf ears.
     
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    2014 is too long to wait to take advantage of those upset with these recent actions. Simply,people forget.
     
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    Let THE PEOPLE vote on gun control issues?!?! Say it ain't so! I can tell you how I'd bet on that outcome, and I can also tell you I'd bet that it wouldn't make any difference to the Commies running the show.
     
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    This has been the weakness of our strategy for two decades. If not longer.
     
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    OK, whacha want me to do to help?
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    And filled him with a terrible resolve? Let's hope so.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the democrats are going to find out they overreached on this.

    I have been encouraged by the number of comments in social media I've seen the last couple weeks to the tune of "I voted for Hick, thought he would be good for the state. Won't make that mistake again".

    Bloomberg and other elitist East coast liberals being associated with this will actually work in our favor; with the exception of the true progressives, the people of Colorado on both sides do not like the idea of outsiders influencing the state, especially not billionaires with agendas.

    We play that angle, and the job killing aspect. We make it less about guns and more about Colorado being run by Coloradoans, and keeping fellow Coloradoans employed. This state actually faired pretty well through the recession, but the democrats are doing everything they can to sink the local economy to the national average. They control both houses and the governorship, so we can very easily pin 100% of the blame for everything bad that happens on them.
     
  25. Zak Smith

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    Businesses may leave in order to continue business operations, but it is wrong for us to abandon our state to Bloomberg, Biden, an the other scumbags who pushed this legislation. It's too awesome of a state to leave to the socialists.

    We need to keep this "anger" and tap into it for a long-term effort. Every ballot we need something on it that's "for us". Their game is they only need it to pass once, we need to play that same game.
     
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