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Partisan Vote Kills State of Emergency Bill in Colorado

Friday, February 12, 2010

Late Wednesday, the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee defeated Senate Bill 51 on a straight party-line 3-2 vote. 

Sponsored by State Senator Scott Renfroe (R-13), SB51 would have removed the governor’s ability to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation” of firearms during a declared state of emergency. 

Lawmakers thought they addressed this issue years ago, but it was discovered that a drafting oversight actually left a component of the old law on the books.  Rather than fix this oversight, the Democratic Majority leadership in the Senate opted to send this legislation to their "kill committee" where pro-gun legislation has consistently been defeated on similar partisan votes during the last few years. 

Please contact Senator Renfroe and let him know that Colorado’s NRA members appreciate his efforts.  He can be contacted via email at scott.renfroe.senate@state.co.us or by phone at 303-866-4451.

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