I just ran across the NRA-ILA website; that’s the National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action. I say “ran across” because I don’t seek out NRA propaganda for my casual reading and wouldn’t normally waste a minute of my time with it. But this particular page happened to be about Colorado gun laws and I couldn’t resist reading:
Last week, the 2014 Colorado legislative session adjourned and with it ended the possibility for the anti-gun state legislators in Denver to do any more harm to your Second Amendment rights.
Unlike the 2013 legislative session, which saw an all-out assault on your individual liberties and passage of some of the most egregious gun restrictions in Colorado history, this year was relatively uneventful. Unfortunately, a number of pro-Second Amendment bills which would have repealed draconian anti-firearms laws presently on the books were defeated by anti-gun legislators in the state Senate and House of Representatives.
It is critical to elect more pro-gun/pro-hunting legislators or we will always be at risk of being just one short session from another senseless affront to our individual liberties based on misguided and emotional arguments from the opposition.
Your NRA is continuing to stand on the front line in the battle for freedom and knows that this election year is vital to taking back your Second Amendment rights. Please stay tuned to http://www.nraila.org and your e-mail inbox for further updates.
Unbelievable. The nation and this state are armed to the teeth with more guns in the hands of more civilians than any other nation in the world, and the NRA talks like we’ve ripped the state’s last varmint rifle from the cold, dead hands of some poor farmer who was just protecting his hen house.
Do you remember what those “most egregious gun restrictions in Colorado history,” those “draconian anti-firearms laws” were? You know, the ones that were a “senseless affront” to individual liberties and took away “your Second Amendment rights”? Allow me to refresh your memory:
The first required background checks on private firearms sales. Well, that one certainly stopped the private sale of firearms. Stopped ’em cold. Except maybe the ones over the back fence, or in the Walmart parking lot, or out in the duck blind, or at the country club, or in Jim Bob’s living room …
The second allowed the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to charge gun buyers a fee to cover the cost of their background checks. By golly, that extra $10 tacked onto the price of a gun brought gun sales to a screeching halt. Oh noes! How will they ever afford another gun!?
The third prohibited the sale, transfer, or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines (more than 15 rounds). And we all know a gun is absolutely useless if it carries fewer than 15 rounds. We rendered useless every freakin’ gun in the state!
Okay, I’m done.