Skip to comments.State grants Secret Service vast new powers (Colorado)
Posted on 03/29/2013 8:45:49 PM PDT by Red Steel
Soon will be able to enforce Obama gun laws without sheriffs' help
A bill is heading to Colorado Gov. John Hickenloopers desk that Republican lawmakers say would give members of the Secret Service broad arrest powers in the state and could provide a framework for federal agents eventually to enforce gun restrictions.
This is absolutely insane, Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, said. In theory if a Secret Service agent is in a county where the sheriff has refused to enforce some of the recent unenforceable gun laws, the agent could arrest an individual if he believes the law has been broken.
The idea actually aligns with an Obama agenda to create vast new restrictions and regulations on guns. WND has reported that hundreds of sheriffs nationwide, including many in Colorado, have said they cannot enforce federal restrictions that would violate the Second Amendment.
In Colorado, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said he and many other county sheriffs wont bother with several laws poised to go into effect in Colorado because they would be impossible to enforce.
One of the laws would require private sellers to do a background check on purchasers in private gun transaction, but the sheriffs wonder how to keep track of whether gun owners are meeting the new requirements.
The new bill regarding the Secret Service, SB-13-013, passed on a nearly party line vote in the Democrat-controlled House and is now awaiting the governors signature. The bill grants members of the Secret Service arrest powers by considering them to be a peace officer, putting them on a par with state law-enforcement officials with respect to arrest authority.
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They are it again...
Forgot something ;^)
They are [at] it again...
They are it again...
The leftist extremists seem determined to turn Denver into the San Francisco of the Rocky Mountains and the whole state into California 2.0 by summer. I hear they're even working on an altitude tax.
People in CO have voted for insanity for many election cycles now, and I don’t see them reversing course.
Stuck on stupid.
It may well be time to think about packing it in here. The rape by Californians is almost complete. Too bad they can’t figure out why they felt it necessary to leave California, and yet still vote the same way here.
You probably shouldn’t show that around too much - I’m sure they’ll like it LOL.
Do we recognize one of the effects of pot smoking, yet?
Secret Service? WTH? State Laws? I don’t think that is in their duties.
Stuck on stupid.
Yep, the Useful Idiots are Stuck On Stupid but the leaders are stuck on pure evil.
They won’t let border agents arrest illegals.
They concoct a way for SS agents (fitting abbreviation) to arrest law abiding gun owning citizens.
Tyranny rules this country. It needs to be dealt with before we are at Churchill’s point of no return.
No one has higher legal authority than a sheriff in his juresdiction.
I am not so sure.
In California, liberals congregate in small land areas, and districts are drawn to favor these districts....then in turn these districts control the politics.
The lines for districts are a shame.
I fear the same is happening in Colorado.
California is not what its politics make it appear.
How many SS agents are they going to deploy here?
If I see any I will call my Sheriff.
And the Sheriff has the authority to Deputize you to back him up.
That could turn into a lot of deputies.
This is the sort of thing that can lead to igniting a real armed resistance. Not a good thing but in some parts of the country government is not seen as god.
Can’t believe this is the same place. Makes me heartsick.
Yes, it could. It occurred to me that our recalcitrant Sheriffs might likely be the first targets rather than us Joe Blow gun owners. Totalitarians like to send messages. I will be keeping myself very aware of any “problems” CO Sheriffs have going forward.
My point is the US Secret Service has two areas of responsibility. Financial Crimes and protecting the President and family.
Unless Colorado has some sort of SS internal to the state I am confused.
That’s very possible.
They’re going to start pulling all sorts of stunts and they’ll do their best to make it look like we’re behind it.
The idiots will fall for it.
My Great Grandparents settled in the Salida area in 1859.
Parasites don’t generally worry about the host’s health. They figure they’ll just infest another when the current one starts to die, as they have in CO and are working to do in TX.
Texas scares me. If we lose Texas, it’s very bad.
That’s what you get when you allow your state to be infiltrated by people from California and liberals that flock to Boulder. Good luck
Can a sheriff arrest a governor for treason?
I don’t think most of our Sheriffs will fall for it though and when they get in a pinch with the FedMob we’ll have to let them know we have their backs.
I understand your good points. You’re right.
Beautiful area. Great fishing. You must be wondering WTH as well.
This should be fun with Obungu’s new affirmative action oriented Secret Service. Sending these jamokes into rural Colorado to arrest gun owners will be pop corn time.
I dont think most of our Sheriffs will fall for it though and when they get in a pinch with the FedMob well have to let them know we have their backs.
Yes! we must let our Sheriff’s know that we back them and we’ll be there when needed.
good point but i think serious insect parasites tend to bleed their host in a measured way to keep it alive
Enabling Acts. Rings a bell.
More fun than a white Humvee full of blue helmets! ;^)
This idea didn’t come from the local level in Colorado, I’ll wager. This is Eric Holder, Jim Messina or David Axelrod level thinking.
Will every agent be required to memorize all of the statutes of all the states?
Governor Hickenhooper will jump on command and do anything they want, one of the most true_beliver Democrat operatives in America
Read the article. This is really sinister - typical dhimmicrat lies and obfuscations. It makes no sense. It makes me think that the crazy booger eater joe biden is involved somehow.
Yes, likely so, and it goes above the current thinking in the Secret Service as we see here.
the Secret Service told him their current policies would prohibit them from arresting Colorado citizens under the bills provisions.They told Jared that making an arrest of a Colorado citizen for a misdemeanor crime unrelated to their own duties would actually violate their own guidelines,
"Guidelines" and "current policies" are very easy to change. Obama can change them in a DC minute.
I am just saying that the US Secret Service would be a long way outside their jurisdiction to be enforcing a State law.
The Secret Service budget is controlled by Congress. They can restrict the functions to only protecting the president and financial crimes, which is only what they are allowed to do anyway.
I completely agree with you. I think the idea is ridiculous.
I guess they’ll be programmed with one primary directive: disarm the citizens.
The democratic party in Colorado is an extremely well-funded and well oiled machine able to take advantage of racist politics to polarize a increasingly minority demographic into abandoning their money and rights in the name of fear.
If the people of Colorado are not shocked back in to their senses by this madness than I should declare the State and its remaining people dammed.
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