Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gun Law - Upcoming

In the Colo legislature this week. Go here and locate your rep then let them know where you stand. You can put your position in the e-mail header then go into detail in the body. Great detail is not necessary.

SB 13 009 is up on Monday, 01-28-13 at 1:30 PM in the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senate Committee Room 356. This is a good bill that would allow school districts and boards to allow school employees with concealed carry permits to carry on school campuses. Please support. SB 13 009 is the third bill up out of three bills following state agency reports. This bill could run late or they could change the order of the bills.

HB 13 1043 is up on Tuesday, 01-29-2013 at 1:30 PM in the House Judiciary Committee in Room 112. It is the second bill up. This is a potentially dangerous bill that changes the definition of "deadly weapon" in Colorado Law to mean any loaded or unloaded firearm, regardless of the intent of the person who is carrying the gun. This change would impact about 120 laws in the state. From a layman's perspective, it looks like this change could create an aggravating factor for any criminal charge levied against a person in possession of a firearm, even if the charge had nothing to do with the gun. Please oppose.

SB 13 062 is up on Wednesday, 01-30-2012 at 1:30 PM in the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senate Committee Room 356. This bill would make businesses that forbid conceal carry civilly liable in the event that disarmed patrons are killed are injured in a criminal or terrorist attack. SB 13 062 is the last bill of three to be heard. Again, the committee chair could change the order of the bills.

That last one would immediately eliminate every No Guns sign in the state. It's a private business owners prerogative wheather to allow or forbid CCW, but at some point public safety becomes involved.

Dear Sen. ________:

Please support SB 13-009 which allows K-12 faculty who have undergone the training to get a CCW to carry concealed while on the job. In the wake of school shootings, it is apparent that the only effective defense against a suicidal madman is an armed presence.

This and replacing the "No Guns" signs at the school entrances with "Your CCW welcome here" at a cost of about $10/school would pretty much bring school shootings to a stop.

Thank you
Joe Voter

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