“BREAKING: Colorado Anti-Second Amendment Legislator’s Criminal Record Exposed” [2x updated]
That would be Rep Rhonda Fields, who in my viewing of the House assembly debates distinguished herself as being one of the stupidest people to win a seat of power anywhere, ever, in the history of always.
According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigations report obtained by Media Trackers, State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. Despite her own criminal record, Rep. Fields has sought to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Rep. Fields has sponsored multiple gun control bills currently under debate in the Colorado Legislature, including legislation to ban on magazines with the capacity to hold more that 15 rounds, criminalize the private sale or transfer of a firearm without a background check ,ban on concealed carry permits on the college campuses, and increase background check fees.
Fields has also co-sponsored Sen. Evie Hudak’s legislation which would not only strip anyone subject to a restraining order of their Second Amendment rights, but would also require the same to relinquish any firearms they own to the state.
Sen. Hudak has recently been in the national spotlight for remarks she made to rape survivor Amanda Collins. During testimony from Collins which detailed how her attacker was able to target her while she was unarmed due to a campus ban on concealed carry in Nevada, Hudak told Collins that “actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun.”
Additionally, Fields was the sole sponsor in the House to sign on to Sen. John Morse’s (D-Colorado Springs) legislation to institute civil liability on firearms manufacturers, sellers, and owner for any damage incurred through the use of their firearms.
Despite her criminal history, Rep. Fields has previously received campaign donations from the Aurora Police Association.
Media Trackers attempted to contact Fields at her office multiple times, but the Representative was unavailable for comment as the calls were unanswered.
Frankly, this doesn’t much move me — though it does speak to the vetting of Democrat candidates for public office (or at least, people’s attention to such things; apparently Fields admitted to the crimes in 2010, a report on which was published in the Denver Post). And I’m hardly surprised that a person arrested twice for criminal behavior, once given political power, would work to restrict the rights of those non-criminals wishing to protect themselves against, well, people who engage in criminal behavior.
In the final analysis, there’s only one crime Fields has committed that concerns me (having not myself been duped into voting for her): and that’s the crime she’s committing now against the Constitution, betraying her oath in an effort to significantly weaken the natural rights of Colorado citizens.
For that, I believe she should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. Even one she’s shoplifted.
Remember this tomorrow, when the Colorado Senate debates the fate that Rep Fields, VP Biden, Barack Obama, and a host of cowardly, petty-tyrannical Democrats have decided is in store for us.
If you are so inclined to make a call and request a no vote on anti-2nd Amendment measures in Colorado, here are the contact numbers of key state senators:
Senator Angela Giron -SD03- (303)866-4878
Senator Jeanne Nicholson -SD16- (303)866-4873
Senator Cheri Jahn -SD20- (303)866-4856
Senator Nancy Todd -SD28- (303)866-3432
Senator Andy Kerr -SD22- (303)866-4859
Senator Linda Newell -SD26- (303)866-4846
Senator Gail Schwartz – SD05- (303)866-4871