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Colorado Sheriff Refuses To Enforce Gun-Control Bills

March 18, 2013 1 comment

TWG: Very good.  Each and every thinking citizen should be talking with their Sheriff in order to find out where they stand on these unconstitutional and unenforceable infringements.  Thank God we still have a few good one’s wearing the badges.   Talk with your Sheriff’s.  Ask them if they intend to uphold the Oath they took when they accepted their badges.

 

  • Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, center, backed by a group of fellow sheriffs, testifies against proposed gun control legislation in the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol, in Denver, Monday March 4, 2013. State Senate committees began work Monday on a package of gun-control measures that already have cleared the House which include limits on ammunition magazine sizes and expanded background checks to include private sales and online purchases. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Associated Press/Brennan Linsley – Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, center, backed by a group of fellow sheriffs, testifies against proposed gun control legislation in the Colorado Legislature, at the State …more 

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff says he won’t enforce two aggressive gun-control measures waiting to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/141Ee2z ) that Democratic lawmakers are scrambling after recent mass shootings, and the bills are “feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are unenforceable.”

One bill expands background checks on firearm purchases, and the other limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The 15-round magazine limit would make Colorado the first state outside the East Coast to ratchet back gun rights after last year’s shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.

Colorado’s gun-control debates have been closely watched because of the state’s gun-loving frontier heritage and painful history of mass shootings, most recently last summer’s movie theater shooting that killed 12.

The sheriff said he “won’t bother enforcing” the laws because it would be impossible for officers to keep track of how the requirements are being met by gun owners — and he and other sheriffs are considering suing the state to block the measures if they are signed into law.

Cooke said the bill passed Friday requiring a $10 background check to legally transfer a gun wouldn’t keep firearms out of the hands of those who use them for violence.

“Criminals are still going to get their guns,” he said.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately return calls left by The Associated Press.

The magazine-limit bill passed earlier in the week will technically ban all magazines because of a provision that outlaws any magazine that can be altered, he said, adding that all magazines can be altered to a higher capacity.

Expanded checks have been a top priority for Hickenlooper, who called for the proposal during his State of the State address in January.

Cooke oversees law enforcement in Colorado’s third-largest county by area. His jurisdiction includes its largest city, Greeley, and large swaths of farmland and areas of oil and gas production.

 

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/colo-sheriff-refuses-enforce-gun-control-bills-024608155.html

 

Colorado Sheriff Says Dems Are Using Salary Threats to Pressure Sheriffs to Support Gun Control Bills

March 10, 2013 2 comments

TWG: No surprises here, except that the DIMS haven’t threatened to kill them……YET.   I suggest everyone contact their local sheriffs to demand that they uphold their Oath to our Constitution and Bill of Rights.   If you see them on the street, stop and ASK THEM if they intend to keep the Oath they took when they put their uniforms on and accepted their badges.  ASK THEM if they intend to assist the obama regime in disarming American Citizens. 

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Mar. 10, 2013 10:08am

One Colorado sheriff is claiming that Democrats are pressuring pro-gun sheriffs in the state with tactics he think border on extortion.

In a radio interview with KVOR on Saturday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said he received an email last week with a threat to stop or stall pay raises to the state’s elected sheriffs if they don’t support Colorado’s pending gun control legislation.

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BREAKING: Anti-Second Amendment Legislator’s Criminal Record Exposed

March 8, 2013 2 comments

GUNS FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE…

 

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According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigations report obtained by Media Trackers, State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. Despite her own criminal record, Rep. Fields has sought to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
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Colorado Standing On The Slippery Slop of Civil Rights Killing Gun Control

February 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Andy Lightbody

By Andy Lightbody

Grand Junction, Co. –-(Ammoland.com)- Regardless of where you stand on new gun control regulations, Colorado lawmakers have without question, been asked by the Obama administration to “fall on their swords.”

With four very controversial gun control bills now headed for the State Senate, Colorado is the designated western state to use as a model other states to emulate.

If lawmakers can pass draconian bills in a state like Colorado, it will definitely have an effect on other states beyond those “progressive thinkers” in California, New Jersey, and New York.

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