Gun owners can get a "Win" in the Colorado Legislature... if you act NOW!

Gun owners can get a "Win" in the Colorado Legislature... if you act NOW!

4/1/2009 - This Friday the Colorado State Senate may hear House Bill 1180, which is the Brady Bypass bill.

This legislation would allow a concealed handgun permit holder to show an FFL (a gun dealer) -- or private seller at a gun show -- his or her permit and could then SKIP the Brady Registration check (sales through a dealer would still require the BATFE's 4473 form).

Yesterday on KCOL radio, sponsor Senator Greg Brophy (Rep. Steve King is the House sponsor) called this bill a simple "pre-approval" measure to buy a gun.

Though this bill was gutted in the House Judiciary weeks ago, Brophy managed to have the bill reinstated to it's original form, and the bill could pass the State Senate... but only if you act ASAP!

There is one danger: some law enforcement are claiming they need a statewide database of permit holders to administer this and to be able to verify that permits are real (that's ludicrous, since no one can even produce a case of a fake permit in Colorado).

It's vital we keep any amendments off of this bill.

We need a handful of Democrats to support this pro-gun legislation, so they need to hear from you.

Call these Senators and courteously ask them to support this common-sense legislation, House Bill 1180, without amendments:

Senator Morgan Carroll - 303-866-4879
Senator John Morse - 303-866-6364
Senator Chris Romer - 303-866-4852
Senator Gail Schwartz - 303-866-4871

Of course, it's worth your time to call your own State Senator, regardless of party, to urge his/her favorable vote.

You must act as soon as possible, though.  Leaving a message with their office is fine, but make that call today!

 

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2008 Colorado Concealed Carry Report

2008 Colorado Concealed Carry Report

The following report is from the County Sheriffs of Colorado, detailing the number of permits issue (and denied) in each county during 2008.

Report to the Colorado General Assembly
Concealed Weapons Permits Issued by Colorado Sheriffs in 2008
Denial and Revocation codes:  A=Arrest Record, D=Discretionary, R=Residency, RO=Restraining Order, M=Mental Illness or Addiction
County Applications received Permits issued Denials Revocations
A D R RO M A D R RO M
Adams 1508 1090 14 3 4 1
Alamosa 53 40 2
Arapahoe 1675 1550 27 4 3 3 2 10 4
Archuleta 106 106 2
Baca 5 5
Bent 8 7
Boulder 724 616 2 7 5 1
Broomfield 168 127 1 1
Chaffee 130 130
Cheyenne 18 14
Clear Creek 84 73 1
Conejos 36 19
Costilla 11 5
Crowley 19 17
Custer 50 50 1
Delta 225 174 1 1
Denver 895 567 16 1 7
Dolores 14 13
Douglas 1594 1228 7 1 2
Eagle 160 109 2
El Paso 3573 3537 12 21 11 3 2 1 3
Elbert 353 322
Fremont 231 227 1 1 1 1 1
Garfield 434 324 4 1 2
Gilpin 66 63
Grand 133 131 2
Gunnison 23 23
Hinsdale 32 32 1
Huerfano 56 56
Jackson 15 15
Jefferson 3292 2314 20 1 3 4 1 21 2 1 2
Kiowa 2 2
Kit Carson 44 22
La Plata 182 151 2 1
Lake 16 14
Larimer 1025 849 3 5 2 6 6 3
Las Animas 64 64 1
Lincoln 60 48 1 1
Logan 45 43 2
Mesa 920 696 5 2 1 8 1 1
Mineral 10 10
Moffat 37 37 1
Montezuma 216 184
Montrose 263 263 3 2
Morgan 82 82
Otero 64 48 1 1
Ouray 40 37 1
Park 206 182 1 1
Phillips 11 11
Pitkin 28 28
Prowers 61 16
Pueblo 459 381 4 4 1 4
Rio Blanco 28 28
Rio Grande 71 71
Routt 171 133 1
Saguache 30 29 1
San Juan 5 5
San Miguel 32 32
Sedgewick 6 6
Summit 111 109 2 3
Teller 250 249 1 5
Washington 10 9 1
Weld 720 834 7 2 1 1
Yuma 38 38
Totals 20998 17695 138 41 12 25 5 93 16 6 16 7

 

 

If you have documented information from a county that fits within the parameters of the below table, either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax it to 970-482-7646.

 

NOL = No Online Listing for permit information at this time

* = Link to Sheriff's web page

Links to county home pages -
Adams | Alamosa | Arapahoe | Archuleta | Baca | Bent| Boulder |Broomfield| Chaffee | Cheyenne | Clear Creek | Conejos | Costilla | Crowley | Custer | Delta | Denver | Dolores | Douglas | Eagle | Elbert | El Paso | Fremont | Garfield | Gilpin | Grand | Gunnison | Hinsdale | Huerfano | Jackson | Jefferson | Kiowa | Kit Carson | Lake | La Plata | Larimer | Las Animas | Lincoln | Logan | Mesa | Mineral | Moffat | Montezuma | Montrose | Morgan | Otero | Ouray | Park | Phillips | Pitkin | Prowers | Pueblo | Rio Blanco | Rio Grande | Routt | Saguache | San Juan | San Miguel | Sedgwick | Summit | Teller | Washington | Weld | Yuma

 

Holder wants to renew Assault Weapons ban for Mexico's sake, Lou Dobbs takes him to task

Attorney General Eric Holder calls for Assault Weapons ban renewal to help Mexico, while CNN's Lou Dobbs dispels Holder's claims

The battle begins: Holder calls for passage of permanent assault weapons ban

Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that President Obama would pursue passage of a permanent Assault Weapons Ban

After meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration is planning to pursue a permanent Assault Weapons Ban.

From ABC News:

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum," said Holder. He went on to say that he believed that passage of the assault weapons ban would be vital to ensuring domestic stability in Mexico, ridiculously implying that Mexican drug cartels are buying guns from American gun stores.

Since when is it the job of the U.S. Government to police Mexico? Since when are law-abiding American gun owners responsible for the conduct of criminals and thugs in another country?! Why should we pass legislation that will only benefit another country, at the expense of U.S. citizens?

Holder also went on to say that he believed that the Heller Decision would allow for a permanent re-authorization of the assault weapons ban.

"I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said.

This emphasis on policing Mexico's violent drug cartels sheds more light on portions of the recently passed stimulus bill

The stimulus bill included $10 million grant to the notoriously anti-gun Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to fund their task force to stop Mexican gun running. This could very well mean that the Obama administration intends to use $10 million of the so-called stimulus package to maliciously prosecute gun owners.

While Holder was cagey about a time line on this issue, one thing is clear: we have a difficult fight ahead of us.

Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.

"It's something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign," he said. "There are obviously a number of things that are -- that have been taking up a substantial amount of his time, and so, I'm not sure exactly what the sequencing will be."

CNN's Lou Dobbs sharply criticized AG Holder and President Obama over assault weapons ban

CNN's Lou Dobbs takes Eric Holder to task for his anti-gun, pro-Mexican Government comments about renewing the assault weapons ban, simply to help Mexico.

 

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