Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Colorado lawmakers pass universal gun purchase background checks
Reuters ^ | 3/15/2013 | Keith Coffman, Dan Whitcomb

Posted on 03/15/2013 5:02:14 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae

Colorado lawmakers passed a bill on Friday to mandate universal background checks for all gun buyers in a state that has experienced two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, a spokesman for majority Colorado House Democrats said....The legislation now awaits the signature of Governor John Hickenlooper for final approval.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backgroundcheck; banglist; colorado; guncontrol; secondamendment; universal
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-44 next last
To: deoetdoctrinae
Sadly, that is probably true in a number of states that would otherwise be categorized as gun-friendly. The bulk of the people out in the hinterland have good sense, but the crazed lefties gravitate to, and take over, the larger metro areas.

That's definitely true in Colorado's case. Denver wants to be the San Francisco of the Rocky Mountains.

21 posted on 03/15/2013 5:31:50 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: deoetdoctrinae
OK, I have written my federal and state elected officials that I am against the unviersal background check and told them why I oppose this law that will do nothing to decrease gun violence.

I really believe it will not decrease gun violence.


Having said that some of the amendments I saw being proposed a week ago, reduced my level of concern significantly about such a law. (I said reduce not eliminate.) I also was discussed when I found out that prominent gun rights groups like the Second Amendment Org were willing to go along with both state and federal universal background checks if certain provisions regarding destruction of records were included.

The reason, I bring this up is the set of words in the article, “...”This bill as amended strikes an important balance between ensuring that the bill reduces the number of guns in the hands of criminals while allowing all law-abiding citizens to purchase the guns of their choice,” state Senator Morgan Carroll said following Senate approval...”

Anyone have the full text.

Having opened myself up and been candid, I would now like to urge everyone to write to their federal Senators and House members and urge them oppose any gun control laws, such as Feinstein’s so-called assault weapons ban, high capacity magazine ban, and the Chuck Schummer universal background check legislation.

22 posted on 03/15/2013 5:38:36 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!"
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deoetdoctrinae

Hmm, that’s too bad. Now that every law abiding colorado resident has painted a big, fat bulls eye on their foreheads, I guess the criminal elements are going to have a field day with the freshly disarmed and neutered citizens. Expect plenty of colorado citizens to be swatted and charged with offenses solely to disqualify them from firearm posession in the near future.

23 posted on 03/15/2013 5:47:52 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deoetdoctrinae

Guess Coloradans should take off those cowboy hats. Berets will be more fitting.

24 posted on 03/15/2013 5:51:32 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Keeping it real is keeping you down, Fool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2
Perhaps Boulder CO to that list. My hubby visited there in 2003. I suggested that he take the GW sticker off our vehicle. He said that vehicles with GW stickers had the tires slashed at the airport in Denver while he was there.

He said Boulder has shops with anti-Bush signs.

25 posted on 03/15/2013 5:51:53 PM PDT by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: shankbear

I won’t vacation in Colorado, and ill probably look down upon those that do, as a matter of printable.

But if you want to make an understandable effect upon the body politics in Colorado were going to have to go about this by way of spreading toxic roomers, regarding the inhospitality and insecurity of that State.

Make would be tourist not want to go there because of what they have done.

26 posted on 03/15/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Bronzy

Now that is an idea, slashing democrat tires. Its too bad we are so lawful as a group.

But I must admit to a desire to give a finger to every driver on the road with one of them I’m a Obama thief stickers.

27 posted on 03/15/2013 5:56:30 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Monorprise

If I am in heavy traffic and cannot be followed, I like to yell out the window to the drivers with Obama stickers...I like to say, “Hey, someone put an Obama sticker on your car”.

28 posted on 03/15/2013 6:07:49 PM PDT by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: deoetdoctrinae

Climate change can be due to many things, esp. changes in the amount of heat coming from the sun.

The tipoff that this is an anti-CO2/grasshouse gas study is the comment by the Somalian that “CO2/grasshouse gases” caused the drought.

More shitty science from overpaid quacks.

29 posted on 03/15/2013 6:48:39 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bronzy

Has anyone seen the obama jackets? I ‘bout spit when saw it! It was a rather large black man with a jacket that had ‘obama back 2 back’ stitched on the back.
Maybe he had it made or something. Just ridiculous..he IS the kardasian president.

30 posted on 03/15/2013 7:03:13 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Robert357

So in what way does the bill reduce the number of guns in the hands of criminals?

31 posted on 03/15/2013 7:04:27 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: AllAmericanGirl44
Not yet. In 2008 when I drove south on Sherman DR near 38th Street, I saw rows and rows of Obama T-shirt sales hanging in view. The hood was so happy.
32 posted on 03/15/2013 7:12:09 PM PDT by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Lexington Green

Berets? CO seems pretty much ready for velvet sombreros and assless leather pants.

33 posted on 03/15/2013 7:44:41 PM PDT by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: deoetdoctrinae

The good news is, my Brother who lives in Colorado just received 5 of the 10 Magazines he ordered from Magpul.

They only let you order 5 of each type, so he ordered 5 with the window and 5 without. They only charged him $5 shipping just like they said they would and FedEx delivered them.

The bad news is, Colorado has Stage Four Libtardism and will soon go the way of the Wooly Mammoth.

Such a shame that another domino has fallen to the Commies, just as JFK had feared. Unfortunately, he thought it would happen in Asia.

34 posted on 03/15/2013 8:15:47 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee
Been in Greality for 20 years. Somewhere along the way, we picked up some scum like Dave Young. I hate to even say that name.

Methinks I might be moving up to Wyoming soon.

35 posted on 03/15/2013 8:26:08 PM PDT by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kickass Conservative

Yes, the “Boulder Airlift” has begun parachuting in supplies.

Given that there is no mechanism to determine when a magazine was purchased, the capacity limit is unenforceable.

Given that “Mandatory Background Checks” are unenforceable, without benefit of prior registration, you can expect extensive legal challenges, and failing that, massive non-compliance.

36 posted on 03/15/2013 8:52:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: mountainlion

When a government loses its legitimacy, then you do not obey it. The CO sheriffs should say they will not enforce unconstitutional laws. When Gov. Hickenlooper objects the they ask him why he’s giving free money to illegal aliens flooding his state instead of arresting them?

37 posted on 03/15/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

And the Columbine killers were not old enough yo purchase the guns they had either.

38 posted on 03/15/2013 8:56:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel; RandallFlagg

CO 2nd A. ping

39 posted on 03/15/2013 9:09:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VeniVidiVici
Virtually none, which is why I basically oppose similar legislation.

However, some of the amendments included exemptions for

transfer to a member of immediate family,

transfer to someone whose life might be in danger and having the firearm would provide protection,

transfer by legal action or court (divorce settlement, inheritance, etc.)

transfer at a gun range or organized conservation organization.

transfer while hunting, trapping or fishing

These were some of the exemptions that I saw being considered a week ago. I was wondering how many made the final bill as the devil is always in the details.

40 posted on 03/15/2013 11:34:53 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!"
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-44 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson