Colorado Senate meets today to attempt a usurpation of our 2nd Amendment rights
The Democrats in Colorado control both chambers of the legislature and the Governor’s office. They assume that this gives them the right to subvert your constitutional rights. They seek to limit your capability to defend yourself by banning concealed carry on campuses and limiting the capacity of magazines. They intend to make it more difficult to procure a firearm through an expansion of background checks and increased fees, read taxes, on the same.
Senate President John Morse has gone so far as to introduce legislation which blatantly contradicts federal law. Morse, with no regard for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, intends to make gun owners, sellers, and manufacturers liable for any damages that occur from the discharge of a weapon they owned, sold, or produced.
The Colorado Legislature has brought in Mark Kelly to testify on restrictions to magazine capacity. As one person in Colorado told me, the legislature is bringing in people from out of state while ignoring people in state.
If these measures pass — the House bills that have already passed and now additional unconstitutional measures being promoted by the Senate — I expect that many of the outlying counties will simply determine to ignore them.
The problem is, State law enforcement can still claim jurisdiction — and so what we’ll see, potentially, is a tension between the state policing agencies and local law enforcement, all brought about because the Democrats found an opportunity to exploit that they think “justifies” what they’ve long determined to do: undermine the 2nd Amendment in every way possible, causing it to die without their ever having to attempt to rid themselves of it through a Constitutional amendment.
I just hope some legislator has the balls to stand up and tell Mark Kelly that had the shooter in Arizona been limited to a 15, a 10, or even a 7-round mag — I often carry 15 + 1 in my FNP 45 — he may have chosen more powerful ammunition, and Gabby Gifford’s head could have conceivably been turned to mist. This is an unpleasant truth — but it’s one that needs to be uttered to counter the emotional blackmail that Kelly drags along with him.
You can watch the live stream here.
The Senate just voted to adjourn until tomorrow. Not being an expert on parliamentary procedure (and having missed some of the earlier conversation), I’m not sure how or why this is. I do know that gun rights groups had been urging pro-2nd Amendment citizens to flood the Capitol; so perhaps this has something to do with that?