Colorado House passes gun-control measures

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Jose3 wrote:

This should help to minimize government casualties when Obama and his team roll into Colorado with tanks to squash marijuana legalization.

Feb 18, 2013 9:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CountryPride wrote:

And these unconstitutional laws will do nothing to protect innocent people from criminals or crazy people who will not comply with their illegal laws. What part of the right to bear arms shall not be infringed do they not understand? Are they going to start passing laws to limit your first amendment rights next since they seem to so easily be able to violate the second? This is exactly why the second amendment was given to us to give us the right to protect ourselves from the worst criminals of all the tyrant politicians seeking to steal our freedom!

Feb 18, 2013 9:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

Had these laws been in place years ago, some of the casualties could have been prevented.
States that don’t pass strict gun control laws are playing with fire, literally.

Feb 18, 2013 9:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:

Country pride

It’s silly to think gun ownership is needed to protect us from the government. Think it is unrealistic and being paranoid. A pure fantasy you can stand up to the military who spent the last decade perfecting urban warfare.

Feb 18, 2013 10:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
willie48 wrote:

“Gun control” amounts to State’s promotion of unelected teenage crackpot killers, to the de facto office of preeminet legislative authority. With leaders like this, zombies sufice as followers. And why should zombies have gun rights at all?

Feb 18, 2013 10:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
taxcorps2 wrote:

CountryPride: “right to bear arms” does not specify huge capacity magazines; the proposed law is obviously limiting a small segment of firearms, as well as a reasonable and needed requirement for background checks for any firearm purchase, versus the “anything goes for anyone who wants to buy a gun” policy toward sales and purchases at gun shows. Why not try to show a little bit of reason and good sense in your rants?

Feb 18, 2013 10:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:

Country pride

It’s silly to think gun ownership is needed to protect us from the government. Think it is unrealistic and being paranoid. A pure fantasy you can stand up to the military who spent the last decade perfecting urban warfare.

Feb 18, 2013 10:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
taxcorps2 wrote:

“(Reuters) – A 34-year-old gunman was expected to face criminal charges in Minnesota on Tuesday after killing a 9-year-old boy and wounding two women when he opened fire on motorists in a St. Paul suburb, authorities said.”

Feb 18, 2013 10:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CF137 wrote:

These laws do absolute nothing. Wow, criminals DO NOT walk into gun stores with their Visa card and try to buy guns so they can go out and commit mass murder. If you knew you were not going to pass the ATF background check, why would you try? Think about it. Criminals have always found illegal ways to get guns, and always will. To think otherwise is just willful ignorance.

Same with high capacity magazines. There’s already MILLIONS of high-capacity magazines already out there sitting in people’s houses. And I can guarantee you the bulk of all those people ARE NOT going to just “toss them in the trash” now because some state just made them “illegal” to own.

Feb 18, 2013 11:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
citizen033 wrote:

@speaker2

Have you heard the government officials in the Senate hearings on gun laws talk about how “creepy” it is that Americans might have guns? They don’t say they couldn’t take someone down, but they are forced to give it second thought–as they should be. “Arms” are one of many checks included in the constitution to balance power.

People hear about events like Waco, they at least try to become informed of the issues–and whether they agree with the government action or not is for them to decide. But if the guns are gone, you set the stage for there to be barely a blip on the screen when dramatic use of force is taken because the subjects will be dead or locked up.

I suspect you consider this view paranoid because guns in general make you uncomfortable. But almost all AR-15 owners are law-abiding citizens who would rarely if ever discharge a gun in your presence, let alone point one at you.

Feb 18, 2013 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

Only the most ignorant or politically blinded think that any of these measures will do anything but infringe on the rights of the law abiding. So easy to stampede a herd of cattle.

Feb 19, 2013 12:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
wick126 wrote:

A guy who robs a convenient store for a pack of smokes probably isn’t the type of person that will submit AND PAY For their own background check…

Also, this law makes no exception for people passing through CO

Feb 19, 2013 1:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Unconstitutional vote pandering by irrational fear mongering. Mass murderers and criminals care nothing of more laws. Cheney and Bush (and other Presidents before them) did the same thing to get us into unconstitutional wars.

The Dems cover leadership bias, impotence and failure by focusing on pounding-in another useless unconstitutional law. Absolutely analogous to the GOP and their distracted focus on pounding-in one unconstitutional law after another against birth control liberties, or enforcing preference to religion and sectarian belief.

Feb 19, 2013 3:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

I’m glad to see Colorado venture forth with a good start on sane gun control. It also figures thae Republicans wouldn’t support any of this. Oh well, at least they make a clear choice for voters. For whatever it’s worth. I have been A GUN OWNER FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS AND STILL AM. There is no place in my world for this wholesale insanity. Guns do not belong in the hands of criminals or lunatics. Look up to see who doesn’t agree. Enough said.

Feb 19, 2013 7:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve wrote:

I think the Democrats see a permanenet minority majority, and dont want the disenfranchised ie white/rural in possession of firearms.

Period.

A recent;y released (yesterday)DOJ report concluded “assault weapons” are respsonsible for very few “massacres”.

Feb 19, 2013 8:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

None of these measures will stop a deranged person. Everyone who believes this are deluding themselves. While background checks are not a bad idea, it is not going to stop these tragedies. These laws are creating criminals of ordinary law abiding citizens. Go ahead and pass these laws then what? Look at Chicago the murder capital with strict gun control laws and a police chief who blames gun lobbying and Sarah Palin for their problems. This is a social issue with deeper roots and causes.

Feb 19, 2013 8:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

I love all the Anti-gun talk here, It’s never backed by facts. Just speculation and “feelings”

Feb 19, 2013 9:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@Reality again “States that don’t pass strict gun control laws are playing with fire, literally.”

Like Chicago?

Have any facts to back your statement???

Feb 19, 2013 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

Today, I was legislated into being a felon–through no overt action on my part. Amazing how legislation converts a law-abiding citizen into a criminal without any consideration. Any suggestions of what I should do when the police arrive at my door? (acknowledging that the law is now totally stacked against me and others in a similar situation.)

Feb 19, 2013 2:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
willie48 wrote:

@ Coindependent – The Yankee government attracts the loyality of a majority of authoritarian personality types, those who uncriticaly follow the leader. (see Milgram experiment). At the same time, they have lost legitimacy amongst thinking, creative people. (see AJ Toynbee). The gross corruption of this government will alienate the creative minority, provoking the withdrawel of essential competency necessary to sustain civilization. The critical thinking, moral self reliant specie are better adapted to this world of perfidious propaganda than are the Babbitts. The creative minority have only to retreat to the periphery of covert intentional communities. (see Punctuated Equilibrium ). The revolution will not be televised. (see sun tzu , von sanger)

Feb 19, 2013 5:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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