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News from Colorado (gun legislation)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Old Fuff, Jun 19, 2014.

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  1. Old Fuff

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    It’s sometimes said that, “What goes around comes around.” Hopefully some RTKBA advocates in Colorado will find the following to be interesting, and perhaps a small reward for the splendid effort they made.

    You can read the entire article here. Enjoy... ;)

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...l-measures-blames-others-and/?intcmp=trending
     
  2. osprey176

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    Hickenlooper made the statement that he was unaware the bill was so controversial when signed it. I suppose he didn't look outside the Capitol building at all the protesters,or check the new reports for several days either. The man is either grossly incompetent or a flat out liar. He needs to go.
     
  3. Midwest

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    Someone should ask the governor if there is a bill right now on his desk to repeal the entire law, would he sign it right this minute?

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  4. Ryanxia

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    His response would be a lie anyway, but I'd like to hear that lie. :)
     
  5. Old Fuff

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    As I understand it, a repeal bill was introduced it the legislature earlier this year, but quickly killed in committee by the majority Democrats.

    Now their problem is that at least some of them understand they might be looking at an election debacle, but have no face-saving way to stop it.

    The governor at least understands the political implications in rural counties if the sheriff goes out of the way to not support they're candidates for other offices. :uhoh:
     
  6. Old Fuff

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    Keep in mind that when the gun control statutes in Colorado were passed the Obama administration and they're supporters (such as former NYC Mayor Bloomberg) when out of the way to showcase it.

    Now this. :evil:
     
  7. mokin

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    This November will be "interesting"....

    Hopefully the pro-gun voters wont let themselves get divided.

    To keep this post gun related, aside from the fee for background checks I haven't noticed much change in things. I suppose if I wanted to buy magazines through the mail it'd be a little different too.
     
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    The trouble is that you'll have lots of gun owners vote for him again, who complain about the law going, "I'm not a single issue voter." And still go on to complain about the law. Being a single issue voter though is how you make it clear to the political critters that guns are a third rail issue.
     
  9. km101

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    How can someone this inept get elected to public office?

    "blamed his staff".....Does he live in a vacuum? He has no idea of public opinion other than what he is told by his staff?

    Sounds like he is taking a page from Obummer......"I didn't know".
     
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    There have been some suggestions that ex-mayor Bloomberg bought more than ads supporting gun bans, and that some politicians who backed his proposals got more than his gratitude.

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  11. CCWdownrangeP2

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    Hickenlooper is pandering and hoping that the uninformed voter thinks better of him because he "apologized". Personally, I will not accept his apology, thank you very much, too little, too late. My favorite "high capacity" magazines cannot be replaced now without breaking the law of the state that I call home. Hick is in trouble, I believe. If we can rally all the conservatives in this state we can overcome the horrid progressive leanings of the front range populace. Rant over, have a great weekend.
     
  12. Resist Evil

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    Our governor is a good Democrat--incompetent, immoral, and unaware of the concept of liberty. This anti-gun foot-in-mouth folderol is typical of his ineptitude. His popularity would improve if he'd just shut his mouth (which I don't want him to do).

    As an American, I am opposed to Democrats holding office. I am so incensed at their tragic antics that I will be contributing money and time, for the first time ever in my 40+ years of voting age, to eradicate the demofascists from office.

    I earnestly hope that other Americans feel the same way.
     
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    Whew, I knew all politicians were good folks on the side of the People.

    It's their evil staffers who really call the shots, glad this guy cleared that up.

    Next time some politician traipses on our rights, don't blame him/her, blame their 20 something interns "making promises".

    I thought I read the same article yesterday but it said something that he used an explitive when apologizing to somebody.
     
  14. Midwest

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    I would be great if we could prove it.
     
  15. Old Fuff

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    You're right, and you'll find it if you go to the posted link and read the whole article.

    I cut out parts to be careful that what was posted wouldn't conflict with the copywrite holders rights.
     
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    Here it is

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2...ers-attempt-charm-colorado-sheriffs-backfires


    "Another gubernatorial candidate, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, accused the governor of "trying to backtrack his way to being viewed as a moderate again." Gessler also noted that Hickenlooper said to one sheriff, "How many apologies do you want? What the (expletive)?"

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    Bloomer's openly said he'd support (i.e. fund to the legal maximum of whatever means he can coordinate) anti-gun candidates; not too much of a stretch to think he's flat out propositioned noncommittal officials (or their staffers, apparently :rolleyes:)

    To be honest, lobbying the staffers probably is both cheaper and more effective than going after the big man who gets all the publicity and audits --smart move on the Mayor's part :cool:

    Who's asking for apologies? We (by which I mean folks who actually live in Colorado as well as guys like me who wish we could live there but for the laws) want to see him sign off on repeals. That would be a sufficient penance in my book (better a fair-weather friend than a 'clipped' opponent just waiting for an opportunity). Getting Hick to work with our side (especially if solely due to voter threat) would be an amazing PR victory; better than throwing him out, or overriding his veto on a repeal.

    TCB
     
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