“Colorado Democrats advanced aggressive gun-control proposals after a 12-hour marathon debate Friday in a state wrestling with its history of heartbreaking shootings and Western heritage where gun ownership is treasured by many,” foxnews.com reports with characteristic mischaracterization. “Democrats moved forward with new ammunition magazine limits and universal background checks. But they withdrew two of the most controversial pieces of the package, including a gun ban on college campuses and a measure to hold assault-weapon owners liable for damages caused by their weapons.” So a Coloradan can shoot someone or something with their “assault weapon” and they’re not responsible? JK. You want responsible rhetoric? Not found here . . .
Democratic Senate President John Morse claimed victory in the state’s overall gun-control debate, even as he conceded the battle grew ugly.
“Cleansing a sickness from our souls doesn’t come easy. It’s gruesome,” Morse said in a short speech announcing the withdrawal of his assault-weapon liability measure.
Truer words have never been spoken, even if Morse didn’t mean what he thought he meant. Not to be outdone . . .
“We can make as many laws as we want. Until we change the hearts of man, they’re going to continue to do evil things,” said Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley.
Yeah good luck with that. The changing hearts thing not the making as many laws as you want deal. Anyway, it’s a done deal. Unless it isn’t.
The Colorado State Senate has a formal vote on the two surviving measures—mag cap limits and universal background checks—on Monday. Should it pass–and looks to be a nail biter of a finish—it’s up to Democratic Governor Hickenlooper to sign or not sign or veto the measures.
The Hickster playing his cards close to his chest.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he would sign into law a magazine limit and a background-check expansion.
Talking to a group of high school journalists Thursday, Hickenlooper said he’s keeping his options open.
“I’m not in any way an anti-gun person,” the governor said.
Which is to say he is. If I was a betting man, I’d say The Rocky Mountain State is about to lose Magpul and a lot more. Time to unleash those calls and emails; the fat lady is warming up.