Instructions for living in Coloradostan, 1
Sheriffs in outlying counties may be working to protect your liberties; but as of July 1, Colorado is a de facto police state — one in which being caught with now-illegal standard-capacity magazines, even those grandfathered in (given that there is no ready method for proving the magazines were purchased before the ban goes into effect) under the laws signed by “pro-gun” Governor Hickenlooper, can lead to arrest and confiscation, depending on the whims of a given LEO on any given day. Either these law enforcement officers — exempted from the law themselves — are to be thanked for believing you about the purchase date and letting you go; or else they can arrest you, confiscate your property, and run you through the system at great expense in time and treasure, where you can prove your innocence — their presumption having been that, without documentation of purchase, you were in violation of the law.
Neither of which scenarios is, frankly, acceptable, relying as they do on the benevolence of the state’s policing authorities for the maintenance of our supposedly natural rights. And according to some reports, LEOs in Denver and Boulder will be enforcing the new laws to the letter — meaning that the position of nearly any magazine with a removable base-plate can be construed as a violation of the law.
What the Colorado gun-control measures have done — on purpose, is my surmise, driven as they were by Bloomberg and the White House through the Democrat puppets in the Colorado assembly — is destabilize a consistent, repeatable, uniformly applied rule of law. Making Colorado a post-constitutional state — and a model for other states whose elected Democrat leaderships are being urged to seize upon this window of opportunity to ignore the wishes of those they represent and throw in with the larger progressive agenda, which calls for using staged crisis moments opportunistically to ram through unpopular, liberty-robbing legislation that will “nudge” subjects into “proper” behavior and makes them more dependent on government, and so more manageable and docile.
And in a state where the laws are not applied consistently, what we have is tyranny.
Given that state of affairs, here’s some advice: Don’t talk to the police:
This is where we are. In the United States.
And yet Republicans are poised to position themselves politically in favor of certain gun control laws, and in favor of backdoor amnesty for illegals who were drawn here on the promise of joining a welfare state, in direct violation of existing immigration law, which our Supreme Court has decided is not really the law at all, should the Executive decide not to follow it.
I don’t know that I’ll be around for the revolution. If it ever comes. Because it seems to me that we’re outflanked, and with the media AND our “own” representatives throwing in with he statists, we have so many obstacles to overcome just to gain a foothold from which to fight back with any real effect.
What we need is John Connor. And a few cyborgs friendly to the liberty agenda.
Short of that…?