What a farce...first off our state legislators of both parties are a bunch of clowns. I wouldn't trust any of them to select dinner off a menu at MacDonald's for me.
Secondly not a thing they are doing would have prevented a single gun tragedy...they are simply going to eliminate Colorado jobs and sports revenue.
this is madness the sandy hook killings were done with hand guns it was fact the assault weapon was in car and never used gov is changing all for thier fight the criminals are not going to buy a gun at the store its black market leave the little law abiding citizen alone and stop the bull and leave our rights alone how is thepresident protected i dont think they only have 8 rounds in thier assault rifles
It's time to call the Governor, flood his phone line with calls.. It's time for a protest march the likes they never seen around the Capital, Get the hunters, their must know they won't be able to pass down their favor rifle,or hand gun to there son or daughters, like there fathers did to them..
Nor will they be able to give them there first Rifle,or hand Gun..
We are Honest hard working people, with strong family values, We were Warriors ( an some still are ) when our Country Called. We are Husbands an ( Wife's ) that our family looks to for Protection, besides food, clothes, a roof over there head an Love an Guideness.
We are Men an Women who believe in God, attend our Church of faith an whole him dear to use, an we pass this on to our Children both by acts, words, an deeds, like Our Fathers an Mothers did for us.
We are Children of Mothers and Fathers who taught us right from wrong, the different between truth an a lie, an a lie hurts more. That a honest days work never hurt any one, an made one self feel good about himself, where as steeling is a hollow feeling an got you a trip over your Fathers knee.
And when the time Came, like most Fathers did with there Sons (an now Daughters ) we were taught about Guns, Schooled in the Safe handling,
How to Shoot, When to Shoot, an What to Shoot, to take responsibly for it, But most of all too Respect it for what it can do!!
But most of all we are Americans. We believe in the U.S. Constitution an for what it stands for.. An will Always Honor it an Protect it.
Gary C. Malachowski
Imagine a grandfather who wants to give a family shotgun to his 12-year-old grandson having to do a background check on his grandson before giving him the shotgun.
Or a friend having to do a background check on his lifetime best buddy before lending him a hunting rifle.
Or, if your mother had a prowler at her home, having to do a background check on your own Mom before you could give her one of your guns for protection.
That's what "universal background checks" do. They turn traditional innocent conduct into a criminal offense. They target you, law-abiding gun owners.
Universal background checks are background checks on EVERY transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental, and loan of a firearm between any and all individuals.
All background checks must be conducted through a federally licensed dealer. Universal background checks have nothing to do with gun shows – they are about you.
It is ALREADY a federal felony to be engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms, for livelihood and profit, without having a federal firearm dealers license.
It is ALREADY a crime for a federally licensed dealer to sell a gun without doing a background check – that's all dealers, everywhere, including at retail stores, gun shows, flea markets or anywhere else.
Further, it is ALREADY a federal felony for any private person to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person you know or should have known is not legally allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.
The penalty for selling a gun to a person who is a criminal, mentally ill, mentally incompetent, alcohol abuser or drug abuser is 10-year federal felony. That's now, today, with no changes to the law.
It is even a federal felony to submit false information on a background check form for the purpose of purchasing a firearm.
Even so, according to a 2012 report to the Department of Justice, more than 72,000 people were turned down on a gun purchase in 2010 because they didn't pass the background check. Yet, only 44 of those cases were prosecuted. Why, when criminals are caught in act of lying on the form to illegally purchase a firearm are they not prosecuted?
On Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the White House meeting of President Obama's Gun Agenda Task Force, Vice President Joe Biden answered that question, telling NRA's Director of Federal Affairs, James Baker, that the Obama administration didn't have time to prosecute people for lying on the federal background check form.
In an article in The Daily Caller (1/18/2013) Biden said, "And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don't have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately."
If the Obama Administration currently doesn't have the time or manpower to prosecute those who lie on background check forms, then why do they want more background checks, more paperwork and more forms? It's backdoor gun registration.
Universal background check system legislation that we have previously seen, allows the government to keep a computerized government registry of gun owners.
In addition to the absurdity of having to do background checks on people you know are not criminals, would you like to pay up to $100 or more just to give your grandson a shotgun or lend a hunting rifle to your best friend or give your Mom a gun for protection?
Transfer fees alone could run from $50 up. Firearms dealers, like other businesses, charge as much as they can get away with. Background check fees for a federally mandated program can be any amount they decide.
The Obama administration's gun ban agenda and universal background check system are unconstitutional regulatory schemes to gut the Second Amendment. These proposals which mandate the government collection of data on lawful gun buyers and sellers amount to universal gun registration and gun owner licensing.
This agenda focuses on peaceable citizens, not violent criminals who obtain guns on the black-market to carry out unspeakable crimes already prohibited under federal and state laws. Instead of stopping crime and eliminating criminal conduct, they are creating more criminals – they are targeting you.
TejonTech, when you write, "homosexuality is unnatural," what exactly do you mean? If you mean that homosexual behavior does not occur in nature among animals, you are wrong.
Greg, homosexuality is simply unnatural, so these folks responded instinctively with a certain incredulity.
That same internal reaction is what is going on in the heads of homosexuals and drives their obsessive need for approval and legal rights, because they desperately need something to balance the voice in their ear and law written on their hearts telling them that what they are doing, how they are expressing themselves is unnatural and contrary to God's intentions and hopes for them.
Ah yes - the christian demeanor: love thy neighbor, as long as he's not fugging gay.
I don't understand why a land-locked, middle of the country state doesn't have amazing SEAFOOD?!? It's just a mystery....
...Something this town really needs — truly excellent seafood.
Amen to that. But please, not Landry's! We used to love the Oceanaire in Denver - yes it was pricey, but really good. Now that Landry's took it over, it's just an overpriced Red Lobster. Does anyone know of a really good seafood restaurant in the vicinity?
The predicted world’s end on 21 December is irrational scare-mongering nonsense – but the ‘Millennium Bug’ was not. There’s a difference, and it’s important to the human race that we understand what it is. See my latest blog: ‘Mayan Catastrophe versus Millennium Bug’:
Short link: goo.gl/nok1y
Those of us that get our drinking water from aquifers (and that's a LOT of us in the area) should be very concerned about fracking. The oil and gas companies aren't concerned about that sort of thing but it scares the shit out of me. I don't want my well polluted and my water to become caustic and flammable, and I doubt anyone else does either. The jobs market should focus on green jobs - wind and solar.
That's not even taking into account the enormous amount of greenhouse gas (methane) that's released from gas and oil wells. Methane is a much worse greenhouse gas than CO2
As Nancy Reagan taught us - just say no (to fracking)
I'd like to be on Cobie's last second list :o)
The absolute best margaritas ----------------
1/3 good tequila
1/3 fresh squeezed lime juice
Careful, they are deadly.
What, no Jimmy Buffet references?
All of Europe, and most of the American Northeast, developed large cities before the invention of the automobile, so the cities are more densely populated, people live closer together, and public transportation works well. Unfortunately, public transportation has not worked well in the sprawling and heavily suburban cities that developed after the car became a staple of society. Anyone who thinks the traffic here is awful, deserves to be sentenced to drive through Atlanta, GA, during the afternoon rush hour.
Does anyone say anything positive anymore? Or is it that the Indy searches out negativity?
Personally, I think COS traffic runs rather smoothly (comparatively speaking), given it's obvious limitations of North/South orientation.
Comparisons to Europe are ludicrous. The logistics and densities differ dramatically.
...and I thought that cutting the budget was what everybody wanted. Unless, of course, it's cutting something that impacts you or someone you know. Then we shouldn't cut it. I get it - "Not in my backyard!"
All of these guys are from Colorado Springs?!?
What has happened to the intolerance we're famous for?
What's fascinating is the short memories people have. It was Republicans who pushed for public funding of birth control in many states and on the federal level. Then, one of the puppetmasters decided to make this a wedge issue to accomplish two things. Continue the War On Women and slide in the option for health insurers and companies to deny health care coverage.
My opinion is that the both the government AND the church need to keep their noses out of everyone's bedroom, doctor's offices and personal choices.
It's disgustingly hypocritical that the GOP/T who scream about government being too intrusive and too big, suddenly want that very same government to stick its nose into this extremely private area of everyone's life. Curse the GOP for getting in bed with the religious right, who are neither.
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