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  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • CO:Woman has Gunfight with Intruders who Steal her SUV

    08/29/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed woman in Denver chased two intruders from her home, only to have them drive off in her SUV.  From kdvr.com: About 2:30 a.m., two burglars broke into a woman’s home, then stole her blue Toyota Highlander, last seen going east on Exposition Avenue. She got in a gunfight with the intruders as they took the vehicle.  From cbslocal.com: The woman apparently got scared and fired at them while they were still outside. “Obviously she felt threatened so she took some measures,” said Sonny Jackson, Denver police spokesman. The suspects fired back, and one of the bullets ended...
  • Broken Code: AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    08/03/2014 8:33:24 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 8-2-14 | Tom Roeder
    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a Gazette investigation has found. The findings are egregious enough that academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson told The Gazette that she has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department.
  • Open Carry Marchers Draw Cheers on Independence Day in Colorado

    07/23/2014 7:21:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Independence day, in Colorado, there was an open carry contingent in the parade.   The popularity of open carry in the area can be judged by the size of the contingent, which was an estimated 250 participants.   It was the most popular part of the parade.   From gazette.com: But the largest group of participants - and the one that got some of the most enthusiastic response from the crowd - were the estimated 250 advocates, many clad in red, white and blue, marching openly with guns holstered on their hips or slung over their shoulders. They carried everything from...
  • Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

    07/18/2014 5:07:53 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/18 | coffman
    Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. In all, four people were infected with the disease from the same source, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement.
  • New video shows Planned Parenthood teaching teens to use whipping and asphyxiation

    07/15/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014
    Two more investigative videos from pro-life organization Live Action show Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver, Colorado offering disturbing and dangerous advice to what staffers think are underage girls. The counselors lay out in graphic detail a spectrum of sadistic sexual behaviors to the investigators, including "whipping," "tying up," and "asphyxiation." As one of the Live Action videos shows, a gruesome crime involving asphyxiation recently captured media interest.  Police discovered 16-year-old Jessica Burlew this past January with the corpse of 43-year-old Jason Ash, whom Burlew had strangled to death and mutilated with razor blades in the midst of "a sex game." "Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains...
  • Dem Opposes GOP Lawmaker’s Plan for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

    07/15/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    – Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) expressed opposition Friday to a proposed plan to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, saying the proposal would put “more barriers between women and contraceptives.”"I believe it would put more barriers to women's health and contraception," Udall said at a July 11 press conference, according to the Associated Press.The plan proposed by the man challenging Udall for his Senate seat – Rep. Cory Gardener (R-Colo.) - would give women over-the-counter access to birth control, but customers would have to pay the cost charged by drug stores and other retailers for contraceptives.At the press...
  • At gun-friendly Colorado restaurant, even the waitresses are armed

    07/04/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 12 replies
    The Record ^ | 07/04/2014 | Unattributed
    RIFLE, Colo. — Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too. As she takes your order at Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle — yes, Rifle — waitress Ashlee Saenz carries a pad, pen and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver holstered on her leg, Old West style. It's loaded, and she knows how to use it
  • Gun Ban Stopped by Colorado Recall Elections Aftershocks

    06/28/2014 6:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After the immense amount of money, old media airtime, and Obama administration political capital was spent on enacting restrictive gun legislation in Colorado last year, the electorate rebelled. Grassroots campaigns led by people who had never been involved in politics beat the establishment. Two legislators were recalled. A third, thought to be in a safe Democratic district, resigned under pressure at the last instant, in order to save the Democrat majority in the State Senate. The political establishment was shaken. That political earthquake continues to reverberate. As part of the establishment push to disarm the population, an organization was...
  • Christian Baker Stands Firm

    06/05/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | June 5, 2014 | SBrinkmann
    Jack Phillips A Colorado bakery owned by a Christian family is refusing to comply with orders from the state of Colorado that they change their policies and attend mandatory “training sessions” after refusing to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.Todd Starnes of Fox News is reporting that Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is being pressured by the state to undergo comprehensive training on the state’s anti-discrimination laws after losing a lawsuit brought by a same-sex couple who accused him of discrimination when he refused to bake a cake for their “wedding” reception.In addition to the...
  • Baker Must Make Cake for Same Sex Marriage in State Where Same Sex Marriage is Illegal

    05/31/2014 2:51:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 31, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Colorado but the state's civil rights commission ruled Friday that Jack Phillips has to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Daily Caller reports:In 2012, Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakes in Lakewood, refused to sell cakes to Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, a same-sex couple. Mullin and Craig were to be married in Massachusetts but wanted a cake for a reception at their home in a Denver suburb. As he had done with other same-sex couples in the past Phillips refused to sell the goods, saying that he is a devout...
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another “job-killing” attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • POLL: COLORADO VOTERS OPPOSE GUN CONTROL, SUPPORT ARMING TEACHERS

    04/23/2014 11:16:09 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    A Quinnipiac University poll released April 23rd shows Colorado voters oppose the stricter gun control Democrats instituted last year and support arming school teachers. According to the poll, Colorado voters oppose last year's gun control by a margin of 56 to 39 percent.
  • PeakFeed: Well-Known DC Prognosticator Says Udall Loses Come Fall (Buh Bye Udall)

    04/21/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | April 21, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    "PeakNation™ time to put the chocolate bunny down and get back to work. On a day when many across the country were celebrating a resurrection, well-known and well-respected prognosticator Stu Rothenberg stated one thing that won’t be resurrected come November is liberal Senator Mark Udall’s political career." Rothenberg on CNN. 12 second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylz5G_f-XIM
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

    04/16/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | April 16, 2014
    Protesters against SB175 gather outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on April 15, 2014. Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA. Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2014 / 12:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws. “Coloradans are not against common sense regulations on abortions, and they should have the opportunity to be able to debate and pass those regulations,” Archbishop Aquila Samuel J. Aquila said to a crowd of hundreds at an assembly and prayer...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender

    03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM | By Kate Stanton
    Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender Cańon City police arrested Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle in relation to the deaths of a mother and her two children. CANON CITY, Colo., March 10 (UPI) -- Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, a 31-year-old convicted sex offender, was at the home where police found a 35-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 9, lying dead on Sunday in Cańon City, Colo. Police officers arrived at the home after the woman's teenage daughter called authorities to say she had been sexuality assaulted. She was able to flee to a neighbor's house for safety.
  • Colo. Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in Calif

    02/26/2014 7:38:14 PM PST · by posterchild · 70 replies
    ABC news via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Feb 26, 2014 | CHRIS R. MURPHY and GEOFF MARTZ
    While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as “wax,” people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it. Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day. “There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does,” an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “And it’s like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the...
  • MARIJUANA IN AMERICA: COLORADO POT RUSH

    02/26/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by shove_it · 54 replies
    CNBC TV ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Harry Smith
    A legal Rocky Mountain high Marijuana, still illegal under federal law, is now at the center of a thriving industry that’s attracting a new breed of entrepreneurs, as Colorado becomes the first state to allow the sale of pot for recreational use. Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century. Premieres Wednesday, February 26th at 10p on CNBC TV
  • First Colorado County Reports Pot Taxes

    02/26/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    CBS - Denver ^ | 2/26/2014 | News Desk
    DENVER (AP) – A southern Colorado county with two recreational marijuana stores has become the first in the state to announce tax totals from the new industry. Pueblo County finance authorities announced Monday that its two shops had about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. ... snip ...
  • CO:Man draws gun, kills threatening dog

    02/14/2014 5:30:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gjsentinel.com ^ | 2 February, 2014 | Greg Ruland
    A father was forced to shoot a dog to death in front of a local grocery store to protect his daughters who were under attack, the Grand Junction Police Department reported. (snip) Herrera and two companions did not know the name of the dog’s owner and did not have permission to take the dog for a walk, police reported.
  • Colorado Concealed Carry Renewal Reform

    02/07/2014 6:22:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small but significant reform has made it out of committee in Colorado.  In many states, in order to pass  "shall issue" concealed carry permit laws, irrational restrictions were included in the law to obtain the votes necessary.   Colorado was one of these states.   In Colorado, once you had obtained a permit to carry a gun under your coat or in a pocket, you could only renew your permit in the county where you originally applied for the permit.  If you changed your residence from Moffat county in the northwest, to Baca county in the southeast, you would have...
  • Poll gives Udall reason to worry (Colorado)

    02/06/2014 2:03:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2014
    A new Colorado poll shows Sen. Mark Udall vulnerable heading into the election year, leading all of his potential Republican challengers by just single digits.
  • Family-owned Colo. marijuana shop wants to become 'Costco of weed' [but with armed guards]

    01/22/2014 11:30:24 PM PST · by grundle · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The pot business is booming in Colorado, and the owners of one of the state’s largest marijuana dispensaries have big plans: to become the "Costco of weed." According to the Denver Post's Cannabist, members of the Williams family, who own Medicine Man in northeast Denver, are embarking on a $2.6 million expansion including a 20,000-square-foot retail space "all in white like an Apple store." "We're building a showcase for the world," Andy Williams, Medicine Man's president and co-founder, told Time magazine. Their current headquarters — located in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, now dubbed "Potbello" — includes bulletproof glass, armed security guards,...
  • High spirits as Colorado pioneers pot shops

    01/02/2014 5:39:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    MARIJUANA users celebrated yesterday as Colorado became the first US state to allow retail cannabis sales, putting it in the vanguard of efforts across the country to legalise the drug. The western state famous for its ski resorts and mountain vistas has issued 348 retail licences - including for small pot shops - that make it legal to sell up to 28g of pot to people aged 21 or older. Washington state will follow Colorado later this year. Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti was the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in the US. "It's an absolute...
  • Colorado: Young people apparently not swayed by Bro-surance, Ho-surance ad campaigns

    01/13/2014 3:24:28 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/14/14 | David Freddoso
    ...[I]f these ads are appealing to anyone, it isn’t the coveted 18-35 age demographic. Colorado ranks near the bottom of the heap for signing up young adults...
  • Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Colorado

    01/12/2014 6:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill has been introduced in the Colorado legislature for constitutional carry.  It would reform the current law to allow any legal possessor of handguns to carry them concealed with the same restrictions that apply to those in Colorado with a concealed carry permit.   The bill number is HB14-1041; the link is to a pdf file of the bill. Wright and Holbert are sponsors of the bill in the House, Grantham in the Senate.  2014 is likely to see renewed activity in promoting constitutional carry in several states.   Currently, four states (Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, and Vermont) have constitutional...
  • Colorado (RAT) Senator's Office Accused of Bullying Over ObamaCare Numbers

    01/11/2014 8:42:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Democratic Colorado Senator Mark Udall is being accused of bullying state insurance over ObamaCare cancellation numbers. His office reportedly pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to change the numbers to make it appear that fewer people had their insurance ​cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. **SNIP** In another email, the same person wrote that she received “a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff.”
  • Pot stocks light up the market

    01/07/2014 5:32:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ben Rooney
    The business of legal marijuana is booming in Colorado -- and investors are catching a contact high. Yes, there are pot stocks. Nearly all of them are thinly traded penny stocks available only on over-the-counter exchanges, but shares of companies that service the growing cannabis market have been blazing in recent weeks. Medbox (MDBX) is the latest example. The company provides products and services for businesses that dispense medication, such as pharmacies. It announced plans Tuesday to tailor its products for use in recreational and medical marijuana facilities. Shares soared 65%. (Medbox, for the record, is not a penny stock....
  • Colorado Dems blamed for $80M punch to gut with Magpul pulling up stakes

    01/05/2014 6:45:09 PM PST · by gooblah · 20 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 5, 2014
    Thanks to the gun control blitzkrieg led by Democratic lawmakers last year, Colorado is about to take a hit in the wallet in the midst of an already anemic economy, and lose hundreds of private-sector jobs at a time when they can least afford it.
  • Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.

    01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-02-13 | Bob Moen
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.
  • Bang! Payday for man suing cops over guns

    12/12/2013 4:02:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 11 December , 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    A man who sued police in Colorado Springs, Colo., for violating his Second Amendment rights has reportedly won more than $23,000 from the city, as local officers apparently did not know it was legal to “open carry” firearms at public parks. The saga of James Sorensen began in July 2012 at a homosexual-pride festival, just one day after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured. He was openly sporting a handgun on his hip, which prompted police to take him into custody. Sorensen’s arrest was caught on camera by...
  • CO:Well-armed young women help spike growing gun-ownership numbers

    12/05/2013 4:37:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Kendall Brunette
    The Well Armed Woman -- their slogan is "Where the Feminine and Firearm Meet" -- advertises stylish purses designed for concealed carry. Another online retailer, Pistols & Pumps -- "Concealed and High Heeled" -- offers pink camouflage hats and bra-mounted holsters. Gungoddess.com -- the name, apparently, is sufficient -- sells a variety of "gun bling," including leopard-print handgun grips and zebra-print ear protection. Such items may seem odd to some, but these retailers understand their customer base -- a group of young, strong, determined and armed women. And just because their bullets may be fired from pistols with rhinestone-studded grips...
  • Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Arapahoe, Colo., Sheriff’s Office to Resolve Immigration

    10/19/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    .justice.gov ^ | October 18, 2013 | Department of Justice
    The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Arapahoe County, Colo. Office of the Sheriff resolving allegations that the Office of the Sheriff violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The investigation was initiated based on information obtained in the course of a lawsuit filed by a former employee against the Sheriff’s Office alleging discriminatory termination. The Department’s investigation established that the Office of the Sheriff improperly restricted law enforcement positions to U.S. citizens notwithstanding the fact that no law, regulation, executive order or government contract authorized it to restrict employment...
  • Canada:How some Colorado plumbers stopped U.S. gun control in its tracks

    09/22/2013 5:34:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | 19 September, 2013 | William Marsden
    head brothers gun FacebookTwitter A+- By William Marsden, Postmedia News September 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — Adam Head and his brother Victor, two gun-toting plumbers from Pueblo, Colo., were sitting around Victor’s living room with a few friends last March pondering their next move.The two brothers had spent weeks campaigning against a proposed state law that would ban gun magazines larger than 15 rounds and would impose universal background checks on all private purchases at gun shows. But to no avail.The Colorado legislature had just voted to pass these restrictions into law and the Head brothers were on the warpath.While...
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a “sporting sequester” boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as “purely symbolic,” those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • Obama wants National Gun Control to be like Colorado

    09/08/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | September 8, 2013 | Staff
    Dear Patriotic Conservative, Tuesday’s Colorado Recall Election has been called by President Obama, “The example of true gun control!” The strict, new gun control laws in Colorado are at the heart of the matter for the Tuesday election on September 10th. It is a recall against a couple of senators which backed the gun-grabbing spotlight. Democratic state senators John Morse and Angela Giron are the targets of the pro-gun activists. Their positions are elevated by the moderate/liberal Governor John Hickenlooper, who campaigned against the Second Amendment. But much of the state is “rural” and attractive to hunters and gun...
  • Join our fight with Mayor Bloomberg in Colorado! [LIVE UPDATES](Buckeye Firearms Association)

    09/04/2013 7:12:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    buckeyefirearms.org ^ | 29 August, 2013 | drieck
    As you may know, Colorado will have a recall election on September 10 to remove two anti-gun senators from office. While Buckeye Firearms Association generally focuses on Ohio, this particular election involves New York City Mayor Bloomberg and could have national repercussions. Three BFA leaders have traveled to Colorado to help lead the fight. And you can be part of the battle as well.
  • CO:Who is the real big bucks bully in the gun control debate?

    09/03/2013 5:37:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dave Workman
    For many years, the gun ban lobby has portrayed the National Rifle Association as the big money bully in the gun control debate, but stories published today and yesterday suggest that the real big spender is anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has dumped a wad of cash into thwarting a Colorado recall election in defense of two Democrats who could get the boot for backing that state’s new gun control laws. Bloomberg may not have spent any money in Washington State so far to help determine the future of a 15-page gun control initiative, but that battle really...
  • Lawmakers Avoid Traffic Penalties With Special License Plates

    08/10/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/10/2013 | Brian Koenig
    Thanks to loopholes in Colorado and California laws, local officials and their families are avoiding thousands of dollars in parking fines and traffic violation tickets, according to investigations by a Denver-based CBS affiliate and others. Intended to protect police officers and other public employees from criminals, the Colorado law gives 100 lawmakers and representatives a way to avoid radar tickets for speeding, as well as dodge collection notices on past-due parking tickets. The loophole emanates from a provision that prevents legislative plates from being entered into the Division of Motor Vehicles database; therefore, if someone sporting one of the special...
  • We Should Not Have to Hold Our Noses

    08/09/2013 9:18:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 8/9/13 | Erick Erickson
    Cory Gardner was a tea party hero. In the last 48 hours, he’s become a weasel. Gardner bailed on a Tea Party Express event to support Congressman Meadows and Senator Lee’s attempts to defund Obamacare. Cory Gardner caved to pressure from the GOP leadership. We sent him to Congress as a fighter and instead he’s become a lover of the establishment. It’s a fact and I suspect you’ll now see him try to weasel his words over the next forty-eight hours to claim he’s for full repeal and defunding doesn’t do enough, so he won’t support it — or something...
  • Ken Buck Back in Colorado

    08/08/2013 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 8, 2013 | Kyle Trygstad
    After a close defeat in 2010, Republican Ken Buck announced on Thursday that he is running for Senate in Colorado again. The Weld County district attorney, whose last bid included some highly publicized gaffes, becomes at least the fourth Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. In 2010, Buck lost to Michael Bennet, then an appointed senator and now the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. That race brought $16 million in independent expenditures, Political MoneyLine reported today. However, at this point in the cycle, Colorado does not appear to be the same battleground that it...
  • U.S. immigration places hold on man in Athens DUI hit-and-run

    08/06/2013 7:37:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Online Athens ^ | August 5, 2013 | Joe Johnson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials placed a hold on an Athens man arrested Saturday night following a drunken hit-and-run crash. Arturo Chamorro-Garduno, 49, a Mexican national who did not have a driver’s license, struck three parked cars in a North Bluff Road driveway and left the scene, Athens-Clarke police said. Police said he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The owner of one of the damaged cars followed Chamorro-Garduno’s Jeep to his home nearby at 350 North Bluff Road. The victim then called police, who arrived and arrested the man.
  • CO Police Department Targets Local Resident After Applying for a BB Gun Permit

    07/25/2013 6:15:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 July, 2013 | NA
    Grand Junction, CO --(Ammoland.com)- Discharging a BB gun in the city limits of Grand Junction, Colorado (Pop. 50,000) is illegal. In order to try to rid his area of an officially recognized invasive species, the Eurasian Dove which the State of Colorado allows to be hunted with no bag limit. James Shults requested a Discharge Permit to use a 30-year old Daisy BB gun to run the pest from his residence area and from neighbor’s areas with their permission.After inspection of Shults’ neighborhood by two separate police sergeants the Chief refused the permit as the neighborhood of single story houses...
  • U.S. Postal Service Parking Lot Gun Ban Unconstitutional

    07/11/2013 7:57:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    mountainstateslegal.org ^ | 9 July, 2013 | William Perry Pendley
    DENVER, CO.  A Colorado federal district court ruled today in favor of a Colorado man and a national gun rights group holding that a U.S. Postal Service regulation barring firearms in its parking lots violates their right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution.  The district court ruled, “openly carrying a firearm outside the home is a liberty protected by the Second Amendment [and the] parking lot adjacent to [Avon’s Post Office Building] is not a sensitive place [such that] an absolute ban on firearms is substantially related to [Defendants’] important public safety objective.”  Tab Bonidy, who is licensed...
  • #COSEN: Udall gets an opponent — and he has an awesome moustache

    07/09/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 3 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/9/13 | David Freddoso
    Okay, seriously, though, with polls showing Udall less than invincible (though not necessarily in grave danger) a lot of people are starting to express interest in the race: ...
  • Commierado Mag Swap Successful On Day Law Takes Effect

    07/02/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    co-ironwill.blogspot.com ^ | 1 July, 2013 | Ironwill III
    Well, WyoThreeper and myself arrived at the State Capitol today to take part in some good ol' fashion civil disobedience. The news crews were already there interviewing people. A Noon, the organizer of the event, Ryan Teluja, started speaking, making his point on why we were doing what we were about to do. He 'broke the law' first by accepting a 9mm pistol mag that held more than 15 rounds with another gentleman. Then in return, he gave the same gentleman an AR15 magazine for his rifle. Then he offered a magazine for sale, and someone offered him $10 for...
  • County wants to be 51st state

    06/21/2013 10:04:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 6/21/13 | Jack Minor
    GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and 1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the 51st state. Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly 3,000 square miles it is larger than the combined land areas of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The county was also immortalized in James Michener’s “Centennial,” a novel about a fictitious town whose history mirrored the history of the state. County officials have...