Democratic Party’s War on American Gun Owners Spreads to Colorado

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Democratic Party's War on American Gun Owners Spreads to Colorado
AmmoLand Gun News
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Washington DC – -( Colorado Democrats are prepared to launch an all-out war on guns with legislation that includes bans on “high capacity” magazines, requirements for universal background checks, fees for existing background checks, and allowing victims of gun violence to sue firearm manufacturers for the misuse of weapons.

The proposed ban on “high capacity” magazines and the call for universal background checks are both reflective of similar measures being pushed by Democrats around the country.

As I have made clear in earlier posts, if universal background checks are implemented, they will not only stop private sales and close the pretend “gun show loophole,” but will also take away a grandfather's ability to simply give his favorite rifle to his grandson or for a mother to give a handgun to her daughter for self-defense.

In both scenarios, the guns will have to be registered, the government will have to be notified, specified fees will have to be paid, and background checks will have to be performed.

The measure to add a fee to existing background checks for gun purchases is nothing less than a new state-level tax on gun purchases. If this law passes, the fee could eventually be raised high enough to rule out buying a gun in the first place.

The proposal to allow crime victims to sue gun manufacturers is very onerous for gun companies. Although it would ostensibly only apply to makers of “assault weapons” if implemented, Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy (R) said it “is the equivalent of holding Coors, the distributor, and the 7-Eleven from which the 12-pack of beer was stolen responsible for the drunk-driving accident.”

Even if the law allowing Coloradans to sue gun manufacturers passes, it will be impossible to implement currently because a federal law bans lawsuits against gun manufacturers over the misuse of their products.

The state's Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, has yet to show his hand regarding where he stands on all these proposals. One thing that is known is that 56% of Coloradans say the NRA best represents their views on guns and gun rights.

AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for, for and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

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  • 5 thoughts on “Democratic Party’s War on American Gun Owners Spreads to Colorado

    1. I live in Texas and I’m not concerned at all about any possible federal gestapo restictions/confiscation on any of my weapons,even my assault rifles.(whatever the hell that is)our Gov.,Lt.Gov,and AG has put the DC liberals on notice if they even think about infringing on the rights of law-abibing Texans that they will be arrested immediately. Texas even has written the

      Texas Firearms Protection Act”

    2. To Chuck:

      Many, many people, including the NRA were saying this was going to happen. You, like millions of others just wanted your messiah re elected.

      A special thanks to all the idiots like Chuck, your the reason our rights will be under assault and possibly start a civil war. F you Chuck and all the idiots just like you.

    3. Remember magpul is based in Colorado, HB 13-1224 passes, no new mags for the rest of you guys! There is a house committee Tuesday 12th February 2013, to ram this crap through before any real discussion.

      If in Colorado contact these state democrat reps who are on the committee before Tuesday to express your views.

      Mike McLachlan 303-866-2914 [email protected]

      Daniel Kagan 303-866-2921 [email protected]

      Brittany Pettersen 303-866-2939 [email protected]

      John Buckner 303-866-2944 [email protected]

      Pete Lee 303-866-2932 [email protected]

    4. There is a war on guns in every state, now. The thing is, we voted in Nov., not knowing what was planned by the gun grabbers. We should have and when Obama leaned over and whispered to the Russian, “wait until my second term,” we should have seen the writing on the wall. All we can do now is email all our state legislatures and tell them what we stand for and they were voted into office and can be voted out. Just make sure that the ones who fooled us this time, never get the chance to do it again. Joe Wilson had it right when he told Obama, “YOU LIE!!!” He had his number long before we did. We should have listened. If the election were held again, today, Obama and a lot of his goons would loose by a landslide, but hindsight is 20/20. All we can do now is damage control, organize, and stick together no matter what. A lot of state legislatures are up for re-election in 2014. Make sure the gun grabbers are recognized and voted out then, be they democrats or republicans. If they are not for us they are against us. We can’t use them. A lot of them are going to try to change their line before their re-election comes up. Make sure their lies come home to roost and never give them the chance to do it again.

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