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One last chance: Colorado's governor

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

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  1. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Member

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    Our friends at Magpul are apparently reporting that Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper is in the process of tallying the "for" and "against" gun control letters that he has received, to aid him in deciding whether or not to sign a variety of gun control measures that will soon head to his desk. The governor is generally believed to lean with his party, but has wavered numerous times on this issue since the Aurora shooting.

    PLEASE contact the governor and let our voices be heard! Be brief, be polite, and make it unquestionably clear that you oppose these bills. May I also suggest the following:

    1) If you live in Colorado it is absolutely paramount that you contact the governor NOW.

    2) If you do not live in Colorado you can still help, but I would explain how Colorado is going to lose your tourism revenue if these laws are passed.

    3) Please reference HB 1224 (the magazine ban) directly. This bill is a doozy, and is going to cost this state a lot of money, and directly and significantly infringe upon the rights of gun owners.


    We really need everyone's help right now. We're in the bottom of the 9th here, and we don't want to see these ridiculous bills signed into law!


    Here's the Magpul statement:


    https://www.facebook.com/magpul/posts/436811109733489


    HERE IS THE CONTACT FOR GOVERNOR HICKENLOOPER:

    http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requests/opinion-leg.html
     
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  2. longknife12

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    Again, letter sent.
    Dan
     
  3. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    My kid has the University of Denver admission papers sitting on his desk.

    He's going to tear it up if this passes.
     
  4. jerkface11

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    Hickenlooper has a D next to his name. Do you really think he'll veto?
     
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    And miss a trip to the White House to worship 00'bama? No, but contacting him will at least clearly inscribe the writing on the wall for 2014 and 2016.
     
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  6. bikerdoc

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    Email sent
     
  7. coloradokevin

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    That's irrelevant. Can we afford not to try?
     
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    Seriously. It is worth a shot whether or not you have any past, present or future connection to Colorado. Again, here is the URL:

    http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requests/opinion-leg.html

    Here is a sample message that you can customize to your liking:

    Beyond the fact that the tragic Columbine shootings happened during the now expired Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban, beyond the fact that Mark Kelly, who testified in favor of this bill was recently spotted in Arizona purchasing an AR-15 and multiple “high capacity” magazines, HB13-1224 is, to put it kindly, cynical, toothless, "get tough on crime" theater that ignores the less politically expedient roots of violence in this country--poverty, lack of educational opportunities, etc. Worse, this law's total lack of enforceability would further empower criminals at the cost of regular folks who, by definition, will be hamstrung by an obligation for compliance. This will be especially evident in rural areas of the state with a minimal law enforcement presence. Moreover, this law will actually cost this state jobs: Colorado is the home of magazine maker Magpul, which will be forced to leave the state should HB13-1224 pass.

    Please do the courageous thing and stand up for the rights of your fellow Coloradans. Please veto HB13-1224.
     
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    This is maddeningly unhelpful. Two democrats voted against the mag ban which makes your implication baseless.
     
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    Wow two whole democrats. Out of how many?
     
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    Letter sent telling him my wife and I will pass on a post-doctoral fellowship in Denver she was considering applying for if they pass 1224. Don't know if it makes any difference, but I suppose it can't hurt.
     
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    Who cares? The point is that some percentage of politicians of whatever flavor still believe they represent their constituents and their wishes, rather than ruling over them.
     
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    Be realistic in thought, optimistic in action. I sent a message.
     
  14. coloradokevin

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    Out of twenty. And, we ended up exactly ONE democratic vote away from killing that measure. ONE vote.

    The stakes are high, and the margins are tight on this one. 2 of 20 is still 10%, and a 10% chance is worth spending two minutes of your life to send a message that (when combined with thousands of others) may actually make a difference.

    I'm sorry if you don't want to help with this fight, but we can't just give up because the governor is a democrat.


    Well said.
     
  15. jerkface11

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    Not much a non constituent can do. An email from me would be worth less than the electrons it takes to send it.
     
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    I sent the Governor a letter last week reminding him that the Aurora shooter had booby trapped his apartment to such an extent that if they had gone off the death toll at the theater would not even be a subject of discussion today. Limiting hardware will do nothing to stop a person who is determined to make a splash on their way out.
     
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    Would everyone be so kind as to submit an email via this link? Then send the link to everyone you know. Under 'County', there is a selection for "Out Of State" - everyone is watching this and just because YOU are in another state doesn't mean you should not pitch in.

    This has been repeated many times in this forum but: If this can happen in Colorado, it can happen ANYwhere.

    Try to help Colorado not become the first domino. It literally took me 30 seconds to complete.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm on your side. I used Hickenlooper contact page and let him know.
     
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    Hm.. Magpul has a link on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/magpul
    I went directly from there. Could work...
     
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    I Don't do face book, but it finally worked for me. Hang tough and get ahold of everyone you know. Even if you seem embarrassed or shy......just saying!
     
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    No disrespect meant, but I think such an email would likely do more good than the messages you've taken the time and electrons to post here. Any input and messages sent simply adds to the flood of dissent felt by CO lawmakers and lets them know the rest of the US is watching. I can assure you that the anti-gun lawmakers are getting support from within the state and from without.

    Facebook isn't required folks, transmissions are handled through the Gov's website! Here is the full quote from Magpul's FB:

     
  22. Milamber

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    Sent my email. Just sent a similar one to our Gov here in Ga who is supposed to be behind an expanded back ground check with mandatory mental health screening and training. Gov Deal is weak on guns he voted for the Lautenberg Amendment
     
  23. jerkface11

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    Yeah he probably got to be governor by not towing the party line.
     
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    email sent :)
     
  25. melski

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    My company held a regional meeting in Denver last month. Just sent the governor a letter stating that no more meetings will be held in his state should any of this legislation pass.

    Continue the fight Colorado!
     
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