NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Colorado: Anti-Gun Legislators Continue to Push Measures to Disenfranchise Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Thursday, January 31, 2013

While proactive legislation to increase safety and security in the Centennial State is being ignored and cast aside, anti-gun legislators are continuing to push misguided measures that will disenfranchise law-abiding gun owners and have no effect on mitigating crime.

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected two bills that would have provided protections for Colorado’s law-abiding citizens:

Senate Bill 9, sponsored by state senators Scott Renfroe (R-13) and Ted Harvey (R-30), was postponed indefinitely by a 3 to 2 vote.  SB 9 would have authorized a school district board of education and the governing board of a charter school to adopt a written policy to allow an employee of the school district or charter school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds if the person holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Senate Bill 62, sponsored by state Senator Kent Lambert (R-9), was postponed indefinitely by a 3 to 2 vote.  SB 62 would have established civil liability for businesses that prohibit the carrying of firearms on their premises, if a patron incurs damages from another person and is unable to defend themselves due to the prohibition on carrying a firearm.

However, anti-gun lawmakers continue to push futile bills that will render the innocent defenseless in the face of a dangerous or insane criminal.  Many measures that would severely restrict your Second Amendment rights are being discussed and advocated by anti-gun lawmakers in the Colorado General Assembly including legislation to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, ban “high capacity magazines,” restrict private firearm sales and reverse the state Supreme Court ruling on Campus Carry.

In fact, state Senator Pat Steadman recently said comments in support of legislation to require gun buyers to pay a discriminatory fee (gun tax) to fund the duplicative background check imposed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).  This CBI check occurs in addition to the free background check that already takes place at the federal level.  He said, “It ought not wait on a larger package of gun safety legislation,” in reference to imposing burdensome fees. “We should do it in a hurry.”

This bill has nothing to do with safety, and will only result in discriminatory fees to pay for a broken system by law-abiding Coloradoans.  It’s time to put an end to such legislative malfeasance in Denver.  We need sound and thoughtful pro-gun reforms to improve the safety and gun rights of law-abiding residents in the Centennial State.

The NRA urges you to contact your state legislator, and ask him or her to respect your Second Amendment Rights by rejecting these misguided proposals that will hurt law-abiding gun owners in Colorado.  Click here to view contact information for your elected officials in the Colorado General Assembly and Governor Hickenlooper.

 

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

“F” Stands for Fail: Georgia College Instructor Boots Uniformed Cop, Gets Lectured in Return

Colleges usually take great pride in proclaiming their “diversity” and “inclusiveness,” but simply wearing a tool of his ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Begins

The 2016 presidential campaign is now officially underway, with the completion of the Iowa caucuses last Monday evening. ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fourth Circuit Requires “Strict Scrutiny” for Maryland Gun and Magazine Ban

It hasn’t been a good week for Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, would-be contender for President of ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer ...

News  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Europeans Discover Virtues of Armed Self-defense as EU Bureaucrats Seek New Gun Controls

At the same time the European Union bureaucrats in Brussels are trying to foist further gun controls on ...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Anti-Gun lawmakers Introduce Gun Confiscation Bill in Georgia

With a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary ...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

South Carolina: NRA-Endorsed Self-Defense Legislation Passes Committee

Yesterday,  H. 4703 was favorably reported out of the House Judiciary Committee.  This critical self-defense legislation had no opposition ...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

California: A Champion of Freedom, Remembered

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Espanola Jackson, lead plaintiff in the NRA supported case of Jackson v. San Francisco.  

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Florida Times-Union  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Florida House approves campus carry, open carry bills

During four hours of debate, House Republicans and one Democrat argued that the bills each help to improve the safety of Floridians by allowing them more freedom in how and where they can legally carry ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.