Thursday, February 9, 2017

Colorado Gun Laws - Again

Until the Reps control the entire state trifecta, we're going to be stuck with the nonsense we had jammed down our throats in 2013. 3 bills to reform our gun laws were predictably killed in the house "kill committee" yesterday after 8 hours of mostly unfavorable testimony.
House Bill 1036 would have allowed anyone with a concealed-carry permit to carry on public school grounds.
So if you have a permit and are carrying, and you hear gunshots inside a school, stay away. The police will be called and will get there soon
House Bill 1037 would have extended the right to owners, managers and employees to use deadly force against an intruder at a business.
If someone wants to rob your business, just let them. No doubt they'll let you make a phone call before shooting you. Your life is worth less at work than at home.
House Bill 1097 would have repealed Colorado’s 2013 ban on ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds.
The law originally called for a 10-round limit but it was pointed out that law enforcement wasn't exempt, and most guns didn't have 10 round mags available. The Golden Chief of Police was asked how many rounds his duty gun held and he had to excuse himself from testimony to go count them. Turned out to be 15 so the bill was amended to fit his gun. If you want a 30 round mag for your AR or AK, go to any gun store and buy 2 repair kits, one containing the outside housing and one containing the internal workings. Just don't assemble them in the store.

The usual bogus arguments were repeated:
Amie Baca-Oehlert, a school counselor for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools and vice president of the 35,000-member Colorado Education Association, said allowing people to carry a concealed weapon on campus raised liability and ability issues.
Training is available for free to educators and other school personnel.
Teachers interact closely with students, and the possibility of a student taking a gun by overpowering a teacher is real. She questioned if the teacher would be liable or the school system for the deaths or injuries that might result from that.
The old "Your assailant will disarm you and use your gun against you line. Maybe the school district should be liable for death or injuries occurring prior to the arrival of the police.
“I’m trained to educate children, not to assess whether I should take out a gun and use it on someone,” Baca-Oehlert said.
Obviously then she's under qualified for her job and should be replaced. Parents should keep in mind that she's placing their children at risk.

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

In other words - business as usual.....