July 27, 2011

I cannot tell you how I often I hear about a new government scheme to close off public lands previously open to gun owners.

This time it hits close to home.

Recently, the U.S. Forest Service called for an emergency closure of 132 acres of forest land on the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, most of which was previously open to gun owners and shooters.

An "environmental assessment" is being conducted, and a number of alternatives are being considered for the land.

Make it known to the U.S. Forest Service that you are opposed to closing public lands for recreational use and hunting.

I have prepared a suggested sample comment for you to leave with the U.S. Forest Service:

As a hunter, shooter and gun rights activist, I am concerned with the U.S. Forest Service's emergency closure of 132 acres of forest land on the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Recreational shooters and hunters have seen acre after acre of public lands disappear in recent years not only here in Colorado but also all over the country. I would like to make it clear to the U.S. Forest Service that I am 100% opposed to this closure.


Click this link to send your message to the U.S. Forest Service

As more and more of our lands are closed by the federal government, shooters and gun owners are experiencing an unprecedented shrinking of available lands for recreational use and hunting.

Make sure you get in on this fight. Don't let them take this one, too.


Dudley Brown
Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners


July 20, 2011

Yesterday, I alerted you that some county sheriffs, deputies, police officers and administrators throughout Colorado may not be aware of a change in Colorado law that took effect July 1.

As you know by now, on July 1, sheriffs are no longer allowed to load concealed weapon permit holder information into the state's criminal database, the CCIC. The database was also required by law to be wiped clean of concealed weapon permit holder data.

Demand that law enforcement be alerted to the change in the law and make clear that gun owners will not tolerate any violation.

My staff has compiled two lists. The first lists the counties that have previously participated in entering information into the CCIC. If you live in one of those counties, please call.

The second lists counties that have not previously or recently refused to enter CCW information into the CCIC. I have listed email addresses. Please thank those counties for not participating in the CCIC by sending an email.

The numbers I have listed below are "Non-Emergency" telephone numbers.

Please find your county listed below and make the call or email today.

Criminals, sex offenders and . . .

. . . concealed weapon permit holders.

For years, the State of Colorado has stored personal, private information about permit holders in the same database as the most dangerous individuals in Colorado.

Unfortunately, many sheriffs in Colorado voluntarily offer up private data about concealed weapons permit holders in their county to the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC).

That's right, your personal information is stored in a "Crime" information center -- all because you went through the trouble of getting a concealed weapons permit.

The private information stored in Colorado's concealed weapon permit holder database includes, but is not limited to, your:

>>> Social Security number;

>>> Driver's license number;

>>> Occupation;

>>> Home address and telephone number.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Your private information is available to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) -- at any time -- subject to be passed onto the FBI's national gun owner database at Quantico, VA.

I do have some good news.

Soon, you and I can stop this unconstitutional collection of private data.

Thanks to the efforts of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, beginning July 1, it will be illegal for ANY sheriff to share ANY information about concealed weapon permit holders with ANY law enforcement agency for the purpose of creating a database of permit holders.

But that's not all.

ALL information concerning concealed weapon permit holders contained within the CCIC MUST BE REMOVED no later than July 1.

You read that correctly.

The CCIC must be wiped clean of gun owner data by July 1!

I would love to say that you and I will wake up July 2 with our private information no longer collected within a Colorado state government database . . .

. . . but I have to tell you, that is not a sure thing.

With anti-gun Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper sitting in the Governor's mansion anything is possible, even an executive order extending the life of this illegal collection of personal data.

You and I must be prepared in case Governor Hickenlooper or CBI bureaucrats decide to stick it to Colorado gun owners.

In fact, I was so certain that you would support a legal challenge to make sure this information is no longer collected -- and destroy what currently exists -- I have gone ahead and filed legal papers.

But taking on Governor Hickenlooper, and the CCIC, won't be cheap.

That's why I'm counting on you to help me cobble together a "Delete the Database" war chest of $20,000.

Can you afford to help fill the war chest with a generous contribution of $500, $100, $50 or whatever you can afford?

I plan on being in Downtown Denver at the headquarters of the CBI on July 5 demanding to receive personal confirmation that the concealed weapon permit holder database has been deleted and is no longer collecting data.

If I find out that the database continues to collect, store and function as an illegal collection of private information about permit holders, I want to be able to file in court -- IMMEDIATELY!

Will you chip in to support this effort?

Not only am I passionate about protecting your ability to carry here in Colorado but also your ability to carry without ANY government agency knowing that you do.

For years, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has fought against this illegal collection and storing of data on your behalf.

Now, you and I have an opportunity to end it once and for all.

Will you join me in this battle?


Dudley Brown
Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

P.S. The State of Colorado is collecting personal, private data about concealed weapons permit holders in a criminal database.

On July 1, Colorado law requires the database to be eliminated and wiped clean -- but only if Governor Hickenlooper doesn't intervene to extend its' life.

Please help fill the "Delete the Database" war chest by making a generous contribution of $500, $100, $50 or whatever you can afford.

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