“Colorado GOP bill would nullify possible federal gun limits”
This is how every state should be acting. Unfortunately, we have in Colorado a Mayor who has glommed onto Mayor Bloomberg’s line of thinking — and an “educated” urban elite that has migrated here like locusts from liberal states they’ve already destroyed — so I don’t hold out much hope for passage:
In an effort to stave off firearms restrictions being handed down from Washington, state Republicans have presented a bill that would nullify such federal efforts in Colorado.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, would prohibit state employees from enforcing some firearms laws or statutes that become effective after Jan. 1 of this year — specifically any laws that ban assault weapons, limit magazine size or restrict a person’s ability to buy a gun.
The bill would make it a misdemeanor for a federal agent to attempt to enforce such a law and authorize the state attorney general to defend a Colorado resident accused of violating such a federal regulation.
The bill’s presentation comes after sheriffs in El Paso, Larimer, Garfield and Weld counties in the past recent weeks issued statements against enforcing gun regulations they considered unconstitutional.
The bill has no support from Democrats, who control both houses of the legislature, says Marble. It’s set to be heard next month in the State, Veterans and Military affairs committee where it will likely die.
“The bill’s lack of respect for the supremacy of federal law and federal jurisdiction over states is astonishing,” said state Sen. Pat Steadman, D- Denver.
Recently the County Sheriffs of Colorado called on state and national lawmakers to hold off on any “hasty” new gun laws in the wake of mass shootings in Aurora and at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Colorado Democrats are poised to introduce legislation that would require background checks on all private gun sales and a ban on high capacity magazines in the coming weeks.
My county commission recently backed a coalition of CO sheriffs who have said essentially the same thing as the GOP statewide bill. So the answer to federal and even state-wide leftwing overreach is by going ever more local for relief. Deny the “supremacy” that the leftists who represent our state — and are supposed to represent our interests — wish to grant to the federal government. It is your liberty they are after, and there is no nobility in following federal law that is on its face unconstitutional.
Let the Governor send my State Police neighbor over to my house confiscate a high cap magazine (if I had any). I’ll have the town’s Mayor standing there beside me, and the sheriff’s dept. on its way.
Resist we much. And we must. Etc.