Colorado House District 10 voters must be very proud to read the interview from Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst.
Is this really the best and brightest that Colorado voters can send to represent them?
Colorado Dem leader calls self defense “absurd”: ”
Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst gave her party’s view of gun control from her perch in Boulder. The ‘interview’ is on YouTube from ‘The Tim Caffrey Show,’ which resembles that episode of Seinfeld when Kramer set up the Merv Griffin studio in his apartment, but I digress.
Hullinghorst gives some clear insight into the talking points and feelings from members of her party. She reiterates that no legislators are trying to take away people’s guns and refers to these new gun laws as common sense.
But near the end of the interview, Hullinghorst lets her guard down and says, ‘The thought that the only way we can protect ourselves is to wield our own weapon is completely absurd and an argument that I absolutely discount as frivolous.’ Apparently, Senator Evie Hudak’s notorious line that the woman testifying wouldn’t have been able to protect herself with a firearm anyway is more common among Democrats than originally thought.
Hullinghorst believes that the only defense is ‘law and order.’ That people will not commit crimes simply because there are laws against criminal activity. According to Colorado Democrats, women should leave their guns at home and the next time a woman is threatened with rape, she should simply remind her assailant that his activity is actually against the law. Or, when an intruder enters your home, yell out, ‘You’re trespassing!’
The short of it, Democrats trust criminals to do the right thing over law-abiding citizens.
(Via Colorado Peak Politics.)
The Morning Briefing with Paul Swansen and Willie Lawson for 07/02/2013
The Colorado: House Passes Most Sweeping Anti-Gun Legislation in Recent History. Yesterday the Colorado legislature decided they know better than their constituents.
Over the past week hundreds of law abiding Colorado gun owners gathered to present the case for reasoned addressing of this constitutional issue. However the Colorado Legislature ignored the voters and passed the following:
House Bill 1224 ‚ Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds. (Passed 34-31)
House Bill 1226 ‚ Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus. (Passed 34-31)
House Bill 1228 ‚ Imposes a gun tax‚ for a background check when purchasing a firearm. (Passed 33-32)
House Bill 1229 ‚ Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm. (Passed 36-29)
The fight isn’t over as the group of Anti-gun legislation now moves to the Colorado Senate.
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Colorado: House Passes Most Sweeping Anti-Gun Legislation in Recent History: “In the face of tens of thousands of gun owners, sportsmen and shooting enthusiasts, anti-gun zealots leading the rights-infringing charge in Denver passed a package of anti-gun bills in the state House seeking to undermine the Second Amendment in Colorado.”
(Via NRA-ILA News.)
Gun Control, is going to be a hot topic over the next few days and weeks.
This might also be titled “More Amazingly Shoddy Journalism” as well. Apparently the LA Times Newspaper staff is challenged in distinguishing between the U.S. Army and the members of the National Rifle Association. (NRA)