Colorado should have sealed up her borders before all the Californians moved in. Having driven through the state I know how beautiful it is. As a rocky mountain state Colorado had a long history of independence and self-reliance. Times they are a changing though.
Some members of the Colorado legislature apparently believe Colorado’s women are to unstable to carry guns for self defense.
Democratic Colorado state Rep Joe Salazar, while arguing in favor of disarming all college students actually said the following on the Colorado House floor. Women fearing rape may suddenly and haphazardly ”pop a round at somebody.”
Unable or unwilling to contain his stupidity he postulated, “It’s why we have call boxes; it’s why we have safe zones; it’s why we have the whistles — because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody,”
Let me see if I understand. No rapist will commit rape in a designated safe zone? A rapist/murderer/robber is going to allow his victim to use a police call box? Would that happen before or after the crime took place? Apparently the idiot Salazar would have women whistle while being raped? I know I am a simple guy but could someone explain this too me?
Not to be outdone the Democrat Colorado gun grabbers have moved to adopt drastic new measures in direct opposition to their constituents. Vice President Joe Biden has been pressuring Colorado lawmakers on a package of gun limits that would then serve as model legislation to push in other states.
The bills are:
HB 1224, which would bans all magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
English translation, no law-abiding citizen shall have more bullets in his gun than the criminal he is facing.
HB 1226 would prohibit those with concealed carry permits, including off duty police
officers and former military personnel, from bringing their weapons on college campuses.
English translation, the state must provide a mass murder with a safe working environment.
HB 1228 would force residents to pay for exercising a constitutional right by making
them pay for a background check to prove they are not criminals. There is no limit on the amount the Colorado Bureau of Investigation could charge for the background check.
English translation, with a little luck we will make it so expensive that no one will be able to own a gun.
HB 1229 bans the private sale and transfer of firearms and institutes universal
background checks and/gun registration for all Colorado gun owners.
English translation, before we can take your guns away we must know where they are.
Apparently the creation of target rich environment’s at Colorado’s higher education institutions and the suggesting that women whistle while being raped simply isn’t enough insanity for the states democrats.
They are now pushing for the state to sponsor marijuana tourism. You have to know where this is headed. Colorado will become the drug hub of the west. One wonders just how long will the west coast gangs and Mexican drug cartels tolerate this incursion into their profits?
Not to mention all the collateral damage legalizing pot will bring. One obvious problem comes to mind right away. Why buy pot when you can steal it? How many people will be robbed after leaving pot shops? How many home growers will have their personal stashes stolen? How many home growers will sell pot just to make a little extra money? How many kids/teenagers will sneak their parent’s pot? I won’t even mention the associated increase in healthcare costs. Marijuana is no safer than cigarettes for your lungs.
My grandfather had a saying, “None are so blind as those who will not see.” I suspect it wont be long before Colorado follows California’s example and finds itself hip deep with numerous and easily avoidable crisis’s.