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For those laughing at CO

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MachIVshooter, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. Rembrandt

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    Colorado has been dabbling with liberal social issues for years, watering down conservative principles and values.....letting the proverbial camels nose under the tent. Sorry for your plight, should have seen it coming years ago. Other states are not far behind....
     
  2. 481

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    Actually, that was Rubio.
     
  3. River Wraith

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    There's nothing to laiugh about. You guys have to up your game for 2014. Makes me actually want to projectile vomit. I weep for the people of CO. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.:(
     
  4. PlaneJain

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    And for the states who have already lost this battle, the free states could use your money as well.
     
  5. SaxonPig

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    I have seen a lot of self righteous people criticize CA and blame gun owners there for the bad laws. I know they are simply outnumbered by anti-gun liberals at the polls. No amount of political activism will help. I hope CO isn't in the same boat. I pull for CO gun owners to beat this. The loss of any state's rights is a defeat for all Americans.
     
  6. Larry Ashcraft

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    Yes, we did. I remember seeing "Don't Californicate Colorado" signs forty years ago. But it's not like you can prevent Californians from moving here. Especially when they can sell their homes for enough to buy a nice mountain home and retire here.

    IOW, we saw it coming, but there wasn't much we could do about it. Now that the antis have shown their hand though, I think we have a good chance to oust these clowns in 2014. I don't remember talking to any of the recent arrivals and finding out they are anti-gun.

    FWIW, my family has been in Colorado since 1888, and I've watched all of these changes over the last sixty plus years of my life.
     
  7. Larry Ashcraft

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    I don't think so, I think we can beat this.

    The issue that needs to be pressed in Denver and Boulder though, is that the Dems sold Colorado out to Bloomberg. I think that will resonate more with voters than the anti gun angle.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    Colorado has a FINE history of blowback against unpopular legislation.

    This force feeding won't stand.
     
  9. Thermactor

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    I'm absolutely not laughing at CO. I am honestly aghast and trying to keep a brave face on it all.
     
  10. feedthehogs

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    "IOW, we saw it coming, but there wasn't much we could do about it. Now that the antis have shown their hand though, I think we have a good chance to oust these clowns in 2014. I don't remember talking to any of the recent arrivals and finding out they are anti-gun."




    That's the worst excuse for failure I've ever seen.
    If you have a good chance to oust the clowns in 2014, then you had the ability to keep them from being elected in the first place.
    Tigers don't change their stripes and anti gun politicians can be spotted miles away.

    I live in Florida. South Florida is basically the NE relocated bringing all their liberal ideals and elect politicians to represent those ideals.
    We as gun owners have fought and continue to fight every day to preserve our gun rights.

    The sooner gun owners quit making excuses for laziness, apathy, lack of time or any other excuse one can come up with, our actions can be directed toward prevention rather reaction.

    Are there some that work tirelessly, yes. But like most organizations less than 15 % do a damn thing until something is done that the other 85% don't like and then the whining starts.
     
  11. lilguy

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    Lighten up fella, I live in Illinois and we are in a fight of our life as we speak. You are not alone. DC never was a worry or me, it was always Springfield this time around.
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    Nobody is laughing. 2014 is payback. The most important election of our lifetimes. EVERYONE who owns a firearm MUST vote. MUST. If you have to drag them kicking and screaming to the polls, do it. There will never be a more important moment in most of our lives. That's how serious it is. And it's doubly so for Colorado voters.

    There is reason for hope. The Obama second term is bogged down in budget woes. The economy, Wall St. aside, is still mired in troubles and systemic weakness. The GOP has had a chance to regroup after the debacle. And the old left anti-gun guard has been let off its leash to run around and bite us in the backsides. These factors favor us, and disfavor Dems who get in on hopey-changey rhetoric during big election years. In the mid-terms the turnouts are usually much lower and favor the dedicated single-issue voters.

    Colorado is being watched closely by legislators in Oregon, Minnesota, Washington, California and elsewhere. It's a test case. If the punishments are swift and sure next year, Colorado gun owners can secure a profoundly important victory for us all. But if the reaction is weak or muddled, expect more of the same from similar states.
     
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  13. Shanghai McCoy

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    The acts of an absentee tyrant were what caused freedom minded people to rise up and defend their land. Bloomberg is the George Soros of the east coast and, hopefully, those of us in the mid-west will be able to keeps him and his minions at bay...
     
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    I live in CA and I don't laugh about any of it new have some unpleasant laws in the work that may well pass.
     
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    It seems some of the problem revolves around liberals turning certain states into cesspools, then move to well run conservative states, then vote in the same crap that turned the state they left into a cesspool. Starts the cycle all over again.
     
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    Being from Colorado and having numerous friends and family members in Colorado, I am not laughing. I have been writing to elected officials and trying to convince other colorado residents to do the same.
     
  17. Larry Ashcraft

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    Wrong on both counts. Don't underestimate your enemy. If you do, he'll bite you in the ass.

    More division. Yay. Just what we need. :barf: Thanks for helping out.
     
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    What did you guys expect after electing Democrats from top to bottom?

    Under estimation of the enemy? I'd say that electing all Democrats and NOT expecting some kind of gun control is under estimating your enemy.
     
  19. MachIVshooter

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    What, we should have voted harder?
     
  20. Larry Ashcraft

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    You guys? To whom are you referring?

    EDIT: Enough infighting. Can we have some dialogue from some of our allies, instead of "neeners" from the peanut gallery?
     
  21. HorseSoldier

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    +1. If the best you can bring to the discussion is to blame the victim because it makes you feel safer in your honestly-not-so-safe-anymore-is-it? state you are, at best, not being part of the solution, if not being part of the problem yourself.

    Hang together, or be hanged separately.
     
  22. Warp

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    My state is so-safe, though. Our legislation is and has been going the opposite direction of CO.

    Get out there on the campaign trail and do the legwork for the pro-gun candidates. Volunteer for them. Volunteer for the your local RKBA associations. Vote. Get everybody you know out to vote. Mid-term elections are a tough one to get people out on. Well, we all need to make sure as many get out to vote as possible next year.
     
  23. Arbo

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    I live here in CO, so I'm not laughing. And I live far from the big blue cities. On one hand I am not concerned about the legislation because our sheriff is one of the many that will not enforce any of it, and absolutely nobody I know here plans to comply with any of it. But that doesn't mean I haven't been writing letters and sending emails, and I am more than willing to get behind and work for recalls or ballot initiatives or unseating those that voted for this. To do nothing is to let them continue down this wrong path, making it worse as they go.
     
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    I am a former Douglas County, CO resident, for many years. I planned to move back in the near future, probably to the foothills like Conifer or Bailey. This puts a wrench in the works for sure. I am very committed to seeing this repealed. I am more disgusted than I can even say.
     
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