Colorado State Legislature Moving Forward with Gun Control Bills
Saturday, February 16, 2013 by Richard Abramson
Yesterday the Colorado House passed four new gun control bills on voice votes. The official vote will happen on Monday.
There are a series of town hall meetings (see below) this weekend that you can participate in and let your voice be heard. You can also contact your representatives and let them know how you view the proposed legislation.
Here are summaries of the 4 bills. It is our position that none of these bills will have any significant impact on violent crime and will only infringe the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.
· HB-1224: Bans all magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.
· HB-1226: Bans armed self-defense on college campuses; expanding criminal safe-zones to all state college and university campuses.
· HB-1228: Imposes a Jim Crow-style gun tax on all purchases. This legislation has no limit on the amount the CBI could charge for a background check.
· HB-1229: Bans the private sale of firearms and institutes universal background checks / gun registration for all Colorado gun owners.
What can you do? We have some suggestions for you.
First Please contact your State Representative TODAY, and politely remind them that you are watching how they vote. Urge them to vote NO on HB-1224, HB-1226, HB-1228 and HB-1229. Your State Representatives can be found here.
Second There will be a series of Town Hall meetings starting today. Show up and let your voice be heard. Be respectful and polite while you exercise your First Amendment right to protect your Second Amendment right. Here is a list of the town hall meetings.
Cherry Hills Village:
Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Daniel Kagan
Cherry Hills Village Community Center, 2460 East Quincy Ave, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Town hall Meeting with Representative Pabon and Senator Guzman
The Puppet House, 3156 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Saturday, February 16, 9am-11:30am
Colorado Health Care & Immigration Reform w/ Senator Aguilar
First Universalist Church of Denver, 4100 E. Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80113
Sunday, February 17, 12:30pm 2:00pm
Community Conversation with Representatives Fischer and Ginal Senator Kefalas
Genoa Coffee & Wine, 2614 S. Timberline Road, #104, Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Saturday, February 16, 9-10am
Golden Town Hall Meeting with Senator Nicholson
Golden City Hall, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Sat, February 16, 10am 12pm
Town hall Meeting with Representative Young
North Range Behavioral Health Administration Building, 1300 North 17th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Town hall Meeting with Representative Hamner
Leadville Colorado Mountain College, 901 South Hwy 24, Leadville, CO 80461
Saturday Feb. 16, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Community Conversation with Senator Giron
Rawlings Library, 100 East Abriendo, Pueblo, CO
Saturday, February 16, 10:00am 11:30am
Superior Town Hall w/ Senator Nicholson
Superior Town Hall Building, 124 East Coal Creek Drive, Superior, CO 80027
Saturday, February 16, 2pm 4pm
Town hall Meeting w/Representative Reniston and Senators Ulibarri & Tochtrop
Ciancio's, 9650 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80219
Saturday, February 16, 10:00am 10:30am
Town hall Meeting w/Representative Kraft-Tharp and Senator Hudak
Covenant Village, 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, CO 80021
Saturday, February 16, 10:30am 12:00pm
Community Conversation w/Senators Tochtrop & Ulibarri
Ciancio's, 9650 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO 80219
Sat, February 16, 6:00pm 6:30pm
Third Contact your state and federal representatives and let your voice be heard. Here are two options that will allow you to accomplish this quickly and easily.
· NRA-ILA - Write your Representatives.
· Ruger Take Action Now!
· Colorado General Assembly Find Phone Numbers Here.
Get involved this weekend and let your voice be heard!
Centennial Gun Club