Sunday, February 2, 2014

Colorado Gun Law

Several pro gun bills have been introduced this year with SB-94 already consigned to the "kill committee" with the execution scheduled for 1 PM Monday. Here's a summary:

GOP gun bills in the house:
HB 1041: allows carrying concealed handguns without permits, Reps. Jared Wright and Chris Holbert.
HB1151: repeals ammunition magazine prohibition, Reps. Holbert and Lori Saine.
HB 1097: sales and use tax holiday for firearms, ammo and accessories, Rep. Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff .

GOP gun bills in the Senate:
SB 094: repeals requirement for background checks for private transfers and repeal fees for checks, Sen. George Rivera.
SB 038: prohibits governments from restricting firearms in an emergency, Sen. Scott Renfroe.
SB 090: expands exemption on background checks to include step, Sen. Randy Baumgardner.
SB 100: repeals magazine ban, by Sens. Baumgardner, Rivera.
SB 135: allows firearms purchases from non-contiguous states if legal in both states, Sen. Greg Brophy.
The Dems are scaring up some clergy to testify against HB 1151 apparently on the premise that if a thug should bust a cap in your ass, you should do the Christian thing and turn the other cheek. I personally would favor the advice of Gandhi and return the miscreant's fire.

At this point all bills are being read once in chamber and referred to committee. In the Senate, that would be the Veterans and Military Affairs given the current makeup of the chamber although I heard that HB 1401 had been sent to the Judiciary committee. The Dems hold a solid majority in the House, so I don't hold out much hope for the bill there in any case.

If you write to a committee member but you don't happen to live in his or her district, be sure to mention that you are VERY seriously considering moving to that district, which qualifies you for a ballot in that district under the Vote Fraud Act of 2013.

Further detail at the Denver Pest.

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