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Colorado: In the Face of Overwhelming Opposition, Anti-Gun Legislators Move Forward to Steal Away Your Rights

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beginning early on Tuesday morning, stretching late into the evening and then all day Wednesday, state legislators on the House Judiciary, Education and Finance Committees heard four anti-gun bills that would severely restrict your Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Colorado:

House Bill 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds.

House Bill 1226 – Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus.

House Bill 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm.

House Bill 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm.

Over the course of both days, with more than 18 hours of testimony being heard, hundreds of gun rights supporters packed the Old Supreme Court Chambers in the state Capitol to voice their opposition to these misguided bills.  The dedication by these ardent supporters of the Second Amendment to take time away from their jobs on weekdays and stand in unified opposition, on such short notice, is a testament to the strength of support for gun rights in the Centennial State.

Dismissing the opposition of hundreds of Colorado residents at these hearings, anti-gun legislators in all three House committees voted along party lines to push through their approach at legislating away your constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  With their justification for passage merely nothing more than an emotional argument at its best, these rights-infringing zealots are moving with lightning speed to put these bills on the House floor by this Friday for a second reading by the entire legislative chamber.

WE NEED YOU to stand united in this monumental fight and COME TO THE HOUSE GALLERY on Friday, February 15th to hold your state Representative accountable by making sure they vote NO on these restrictive bills.

Session will convene at 9:00 a.m. on Friday.  Please make plans to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to ensure a seat.  If you are unable to attend session, please call AND e-mail your state Representative using the contact information provided here.

The NRA thanks you for your dedication to this cause so far.  We cannot win this fight without your help.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for further updates and information. 

 

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