Nick Andrasik has confirmed that he is indeed the proud gun owner in the photos below.
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The Basic Freedom Defense Fund was formed specifically to lead recall efforts of gun-control-minded Colorado Democrats, such Colorado Springs' Sen. John Morse and his Westminster-based colleague, Sen. Evie Hudak.
The spokesman for the grassroots organization is Nick Andrasik. And this seems to be the way Andrasik presents himself online, at least on ar15.com:
When we reached him by phone this afternoon, we described the above photo to Andrasik. Though he couldn't be certain that it was one of his photos without actually seeing it, he said it was "probably me." Further, the avatar that Andrasik uses on his ar15.com profile is the same image that shows up on his Facebook page. (We've since sent him the photo via email for confirmation, but haven't yet heard back.)
And while this image (and the one below) might be unsettling to some supporters of the recent gun laws that has so enraged Andrasik and his compatriots in the BFDF, Andrasik himself doesn't see the big deal.
"I would find it weird if I was in this group and I didn't own firearms," he says. "What's the criticism? The fact that I have legally owned firearms? That's why I am fighting for this because I have them, and I believe in this. ... What's wrong with expressing your rights?"
Assuming this indeed is Andrasik's photo, it's part of a profile that includes some very pointed commentary. (Be aware that some of the following comments are likely to offend.)
During the legislative debates surrounding high-capacity magazines, he had this to say about Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora: "Fields back up, being a vacuous cunt as usual."
On Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood: "Rep Pettersen asking about more limitations - she's a stunning cunt."
On Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton: "Salazar is a fucking retard."