Entries in Second Amendment (154)

Tuesday
Mar122013

Colorado Magazine Ban Will Prevent Sale of Many Popular Guns 

The Colorado Senate passed a bill limiting ammunition magazines on Monday on an 18-17 vote.

Democratic Sens. Cheri Jahn of Wheat Ridge and Lois Tochtrop of Thornton voting against it while some Republican legislators vowed to disobey the measure if it becomes law.  

Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, came out strongly against the bill.

Im telling you right now, I will not obey this law, Brophy said. He was later joined by other legislators.

I do not represent the wishes of Washington, New York or Chicago, said Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, who said she would not obey the law if it passed either. House Bill 1224 is an abomination to our freedoms.

Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, said government should not mandate that law-abiding citizens be out gunned by criminals.

This bill will do nothing, zero, nothing, to prevent crime, Kings colleague, Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs said Monday.

The bill would limit ammunition magazine limits to 15 rounds and was amended to limit shotguns to 28 inches worth of shells. The measure now heads back to the House for a vote.  Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has indicated his support of the legislation and is expected to sign the measure into law if it passes the House as expected.

If passed, anyone who currently possesses a magazine that holds more than 15 rounds is able to keep it, though if they transfer or sell the magazine, that individual would face a class 2 misdemeanor charge.  There may be hundreds of thousands of pistol and rifle magazines manufactured to hold more than 15 rounds legally possessed in Colorado at this time.

Thousands of firearms legally purchases for years in Colorado came with standard capacity magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, including popular pistols like the orginal Glock 17 9mm and both the Beretta 92SF and Beretta Px4 Storm. Both pistols are manufacutured to take standard 17 round magazines. But magazines capable of holding 30+ rounds have been sold legally in Colorado for decades.

Manufacturers in Colorado will be allowed to continue to produce 15+ round magazines for sale outside of Colorado, though they would be required to engrave a date of production on each.

Because of the way gun magazines are manufactured, it will be almost impossible to enforce the law.  

The Colorado Senate passed a total of five Democratic gun control bills Monday. The law will ban some of the most popular guns sold in Colorado, including many made by Glock, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Springfield, and others because the gun’s standard magazine capacity exceeds 15 rounds.

Magpul Founder and CEO Richard Fitzpatrick testified in a House committee Monday that many of Magpuls magazines have a floor plate that is removable for cleaning purposes, and could be converted to house additional rounds.

Sen. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, offered testimony in the floor debate that reveals members of SEAL Team 6 used Magpul magazines in the killing of Osama Bin Laden.  This is a patriotic company that were going to force to leave the state, Cadman said.

Magpul has vowed to move manufacturing operations out of Colorado if the Bill becomes law:

We would like to thank everyone for the support they have given us here in fight for Colorado. We are truly humbled by some of things said about Magpul on the Senate floor yesterday.

The fight against HB 1224 continues and will not be over until the until official vote count on Monday and the bill is actually signed into law by the Governor.

As we have previously stated, HB 1224, if signed into law will require us to move operations out of Colorado. This is a process that will take some organization/negotiation with potential new location(s).

Work on relocation of production assets has already started and as we move through various scenarios, we will be unable to comment on possible new locations or details of the move until decisions have been finalized.

Once again thanks for all the support and keep up the fight.

The fifth and final vote came after four hours of discussion of House Bill 1224, a ban on high-capacity magazines of 15 rounds or more, which passed on a vote of 18-17.

Two Democrats, Sen. Lois Tochtrop of Thornton and Sen. Cheri Jahn of Wheat Ridge, joined Republicans in voting no.

Republicans argued at length against the two most important measures: House Bill 1229, which mandates universal background checks on all gun sales, and the high-capacity magazine ban, both of which have the backing of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the advocacy group founded and funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“The de facto governor of Colorado is Michael Bloomberg,” said an angry Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, expressing a frustration widely held among Colorado Republicans that the state’s Democrats are being controlled by outside political forces.

Earlier in the day, the universal background checks bill passed the Senate 19-16, after about two hours of debate, with Tochtrop the only Democrat voting no.

Colorado voters are paying attention.  Their are not enough California transplants in Colorado to save the political careers of all the gun grabbers who voted for this bill.  The magazine capacity bill passed by one vote.  Not a single Republican voted for the magazine limit and two Democrats voted against the bill.

Friday
Mar082013

Five Common Sense Facts that Liberals Refuse to Acknowledge

Once again, Second Amendment rights are under attack by liberals who piss on themselves every time they even see a photograph of a gun. The debate on gun control in America comes down to this: People who lose nothing if guns are banned because they don’t use them demanding that everyone else be disarmed.  A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” — Sigmund Freud

Trying to reason with gun control advocates is futile. It doesn’t matter how clearly you prove your case.

Here are five common sense facts that gun grabbers in the United States refuse to acknowledge.

1) Gun Free Zones are the most dangerous places in America.  You won’t keep bad people with guns away by passing laws and posting signs: The problem with a “gun free zone” is that anyone you can’t trust with a gun will be the only armed person there.  Gun Free Zones cause people you’d want armed in a dangerous situation to leave their weapons behind.

2) Criminals and lunatics don’t obey gun laws: The belief that someone who’s planning to go on a killing spree is going to turn in a gun because it’s made illegal is almost as nuts as going on the killing spree. Yet, the gun grabbers operate on the assumption that nut jobs like Adam Lanza or gang bangers are going to get rid of modern sporting rifles with standard 30 round capacity magazines if Congress passes more gun control laws that dont work.  The federal government seldom enforces the gun laws they have now to prevent prohibited persons from attempting to buy firearms from federally licensed gun dealers.

3) We already have 300+ million guns owned by civilians in this country. In a nation with almost one gun per person, the next Adam Lanza, Jared Loughner, Tookie Williams or Mumia Abu-Jamal already has his gun or he will steal it from somebody who legally has a gun.  More gun laws only disarm law abiding Americans.

4) Gun owners aren’t required to explain a “need” for their Second Amendment rights: Why do gun owners “need” their guns? The same reason that Rosa Parks “needed” her seat at the front of the bus. In other words, it’s a constitutional right.  

5) You’re not fooling us: Liberals like to think they’re smarter than everyone else, but they’re as transparent as glass. That’s why gun sales are breaking all records since Obama was elected. If Barack Hussein Obama, Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and the rest of the Democrat gun grabbers in Congress could get away with it, they would ban and confiscate every gun in America tomorrow — and people know it. Anything short of, “Nobody is allowed to own a firearm except the government,” is unacceptable to them and that’s why they never let a tragedy like the Gabrielle Giffords shooting or the Newtown massacre go the waste.

“Free people are not in the habit of providing reasons why they ‘need’ something simply because the government wants to ban it. That’s true of anything — but especially something the government is constitutionally prohibited from banning, like guns.”

Monday
Mar042013

Colorado Senate Hearings Today to Restrict Second Amendment Rights

Elections have consequences.  If you voted for a Democrat or stayed home on election day, then this is what happens.  We are a country about equally divided and every vote counts in every state.  Democrats tend to vote early and often while Republicans and Independents sit at home.  Wake up before its too late.  The Progressive goal is to replace our Republic with a Liberal Fascist State.

Today the Colorado Senate will take up a package of anti-second amendment measures, four of which have already been passed in the House.

It is not too late for libertarians and conservatives to take a stand against this assault on civil rights.

The Democrats in Colorado control both chambers of the legislature and the Governor’s office. They assume that this gives them the right to subvert your constitutional rights. They seek to limit your capability to defend yourself by banning concealed carry on campuses and limiting the capacity of magazines. They intend to make it more difficult to procure a firearm through an expansion of background checks and increased fees, read taxes, on the same.

RedState reports that Senate President John Morse has gone so far as to introduce legislation which blatantly contradicts federal law. Morse, with no regard for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, intends to make gun owners, sellers, and manufacturers liable for any damages that occur from the discharge of a weapon they owned, sold, or produced.

So what can you do?

Michael Brown, a talk radio host in the Denver area, is calling on the people of Colorado to show up en masse at the State Capitol TODAY and then do two things when you get there.

First, show up at the Colorado State Capitol early Monday morning, March 4, and completely fill the building. Fill more than the hearing room, fill the entire building, floor by floor, so that the rotunda reverberates with the din of ordinary citizens showing their objection to the Colorado Democrats’ attack on the Constitution.

Second, everyone, throughout the day, should take time to slowly, maybe up to five miles per hour, drive around the capitol building with their car horns blaring. And blaring. And blaring.

As mentioned by Brown, this tactic has been used before to great effect.

In 2001 the Republican Governor of Tennessee lost his bearing and decided that instituting an income tax in the state would be a brilliant move embraced by the people.

He was wrong, as Heartland reported in 2001:

As protesters began to gather outside the legislative chambers Monday evening, several legislators were taken away by ambulance and hospitalized for blood pressure and heart problems as tensions rose and tempers flared.

By Tuesday morning, tax protesters were brandishing signs reading, “Let’s send them all to the ER!”

On Friday evening, the state income tax proposal emerged from a legislative conference committee considering the state budget after local news shows had already aired.

As citizens encircled the capital and honked their horns WLAC’s morning show host Steve Gill, who had helped spark the event, gestured to the standstill traffic encircling the state capitol and said, “Do you hear that? That’s the sound of freedom.”

Can you make sure the Democrats in the Colorado legislature hear the sound of freedom on Monday?

This is the fight, this is your challenge, these are our rights.

Colorado, If you dont Stand and Fight for your rights, you will lose them TODAY.

Liberals love populism, when it comes from the left. But whenever the people’s populist desires are at cross purposes with the agenda of the left, suddenly “reaction,” “extremism,” and of course “fascism” are loosed upon the land. Bill Clinton titled his “blueprint” for America Putting People First, but when the people rejected his agenda, we were informed that “angry white men” (read white “authoritarian personalities”) were a threat to the Republic.-Jonah Goldberg

Sunday
Mar032013

Biden: BUY A SHOTGUN, BUY A SHOTGUN 

This is must see TV.  Watch Double Barrel Biden blow what little credibility he had when it comes to firearms and self-defense.  We are not trying to pick on the ladies.  A 12 gauge shotgun is one of the most difficult firearms for anyone to shoot safely and accurately.  Hang in until the end of the video for a man size surprise. 

ANYONE who thinks it is easier to safely and accurately operate a 12 gauge shotgun or other large caliber rifle, rather than a modern sporting rifle like the small caliber AR15 is either a moron, a liar or in the case of Crazy Joe, BOTH.

Stand and Fight America.  The war against our civil rights is one that those of us who cherish freedom can afford to lose. We will NOT be France or England or Australia or Japan or even Canada.  WE ARE AMERICANS. We will protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Speak up and vote the gun grabbers out!

Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don’t matter.

Wednesday
Feb272013

Illinois Must Pass Firearms Concealed Carry Law in 2013

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has again ruled that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan MUST honor the Constitution of the United States. The Illinois law prohibiting universal concealed carry of firearms is unconstitutional.

In December of last year a three judge panel of the Court found the Illinois law banning concealed carry to be unconstitutional.

“The Supreme Court decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,” wrote 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner, paraphrasing the opinion of S.C. Justice Samuel Alito.  Progressive Madigan petitioned the entire 10 member court, hoping that the ruling might be overturned. But the full court refused to reconsider the ruling of the panel.

The Illinois legislature has about 4 months to rewrite its unconstitutional ban to protect the 2ndAmendment rights of the citizens in Illinois. Im not optimistic because the Illinois legislature is controlled by the Chicago political machine.

After the 2010 McDonald v Chicago decision in which the Supreme Court struck down the city’s decades-old, unconstitutional handgun ban, Mayor Richard Daley and city officials crafted a new ordinance to “comply” with the ruling. They openly sought to defy the Court with an ordinance that limited law abiding citizens to ONE operable handgun per household; allowed no gun to be taken outside the home; prohibited the existence of gun stores and firing ranges within the city; mandated “approved” training and marksmanship; charged $100 for a 3 year pistol permit; banned handguns the police superintendent considered “unsafe due to their size” and, of course, required fingerprinting of gun owners and registration of their weapons. 

Since passage, constitutional rights groups have sued the City of Chicago to overturn the Daley ordinance.  The city has lost three of the court decisions and Rahm Emanuel decided to amend the Daley ordinance, “…conceding that the city had little chance of successfully defending lawsuits against certain aspects of it.”

Progressive Governor Pat Quinn is not likely to sign a law that will recognize Illinois residents 2nd Amendment rights. The 7th Circuit has given lawmakers till mid-year to write a constitutional law.  Id be surprised if the state was not back in court before the end of the year, trying to defend another unconstitutional law restricting civil rights in Illinois.