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Colorado: Sheriffs Say No to Proposed Gun Control

Monday, January 28, 2013

Late last week, the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) drew a line in the sand in defense of the Second Amendment, telling elected officials in the Centennial State that they will not support any of the proposed gun restrictions.

These devoted public servants understand better than most the efforts necessary to preserve and advance public safety interests for the community as a whole.  The CSOC also made it clear in their statement that they welcome dialogue that relates to protecting the public.  However, they ardently assert that they “…do not believe these tragedies should be used as the backdrop to advance gun control legislation.”

The CSOC specifically cited their direct opposition to the gun grabbing efforts in Denver, being led by extremist organizations like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" (MAIG).  The so-called “common sense” measures being weighed by these out-of-town extremists include a ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles, arbitrary limitations on magazine capacities, the ban on bulk purchases of ammunition, a statewide database for concealed carry permit holders, unnecessarily restrictive mental health checks and the criminalization of law-abiding citizens through the prohibition of private firearms transfers.

The NRA applauds and thanks the CSOC in their vocal defense of gun rights on behalf of the tens of thousands of NRA members in Colorado.

Please stay tuned to for further updates and information, and please continue to contact your lawmakers to urge them to reject anti-gun legislation.  For help identifying your legislators and their contact information, please click here



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