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Monday 20 May 2013
CSSA has just learned today that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is planning on enacting a county ordinance tomorrow that would ban the open carry of firearms anywhere in the county the sheriff sees fit to designate on little or no notice.
This blanket open carry ban is illegal under Colorado law, which permits local governments to restrict open carry in specific, designated locations that are prominently posted against open carry of firearms. Specific language of the ordinance and any details regarding this measure are being withheld from the public in an attempt to prevent public protest/outcry at tomorrow’s commissioners meeting.
CSSA urges all JeffCo residents who are able attend this meeting and respectfully object to any ordinance that is not in strict compliance with Colorado’s law pre-empting local restrictions on firearms contrary to state law!
Meetings are normally held at 8 AM in Hearing Room 1 in the Jefferson County Admin and Courts Building at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.
webmasteronMonday 20 May 2013 - 12:16:41
CSSA is among several plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Friday in United States District Court for the District of Colorado requesting injunctive and declaratory relief from two of the gun-control laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2013 session.
The lawsuit requests that the federal court grant an injunction preventing HB13-1224 (ban on all magazines of more than 15-round capacity) and 1229 (requiring background checks for all firearms transfers) from taking effect on July 1 as prescribed, as well as asking the court to issue a declaratory judgment that these laws are null and void in that they are in violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as applied to the State of Colorado via the Fourteenth Amendment.
In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment guaranteed an individual right to keep and bear arms; in 2010, the Supreme Court held in City of Chicago v. McDonald that the individual right to keep and bear arms upheld in Heller applied to the individual states as well as the federal government. Both HB-1224 and 1229 severely restrict the individual right to acquire, possess and use standard personal firearms as designed and marketed.
In addition to CSSA, other major plaintiffs in this lawsuit are 55 of the 62 county sheriffs in Colorado, Magpul Industries (who was forced to relocate out of Colorado as the result of HB-1224), the Colorado Outfitters Association, Outdoor Buddies (which assists disabled hunters), Women for Concealed Carry and CSSA Club/Range member Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek State Park.
“This case could not be more simple and straightforward. HB-1224 and 1229 are clearly overbroad and excessive in their restriction on the Constitutional right of law-abiding Colorado citizens to acquire, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes, including to defend themselves and their loved-ones,” said CSSA President and attorney Tony Fabian, who is representing CSSA and Family Shooting Center in the suit. For those following the case, the case number assigned is 13CV1300 and the assigned judge is the Hon. Marcia Krieger.
The complete, current list of plaintiffs is:
John B. Cooke, Sheriff of Weld County, Colorado;
Terry Maketa, Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado;
Justin Smith, Sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado;
David A. Weaver, Sheriff of Douglas County, Colorado;
Bruce W. Hartman, Sheriff of Gilpin County, Colorado;
Ken Putnam, Sheriff of Cheyenne County, Colorado;
Dennis Spruell, Sheriff of Montezuma County, Colorado;
Tim Jantz, Sheriff of Moffat County, Colorado;
Jerry Martin, Sheriff of Dolores County, Colorado;
Mike Ensminger, Sheriff of Teller County, Colorado;
Shayne Heap, Sheriff of Elbert County, Colorado;
Chad Day, Sheriff of Yuma County, Colorado;
Fred D. McKee, Sheriff of Delta County, Colorado;
Lou Vallario, Sheriff of Garfield County, Colorado;
Fred Hosselkus, Sheriff of Mineral County, Colorado;
Brett L. Powell, Sheriff of Logan County, Colorado;
James Faull, Sheriff of Prowers County, Colorado;
Larry Kuntz, Sheriff of Washington County, Colorado;
Brian E. Norton, Sheriff of Rio Grande County, Colorado;
Duke Schirard, Sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado;
Jim Beicker, Sheriff of Fremont County, Colorado;
Ronald Bruce, Sheriff of Hinsdale County, Colorado;
Chris S. Johnson, Sheriff of Otero County, Colorado;
Fred Jobe, Sheriff of Custer County, Colorado;
Donald Krueger, Sheriff of Clear Creek County, Colorado;
James Crone, Sheriff of Morgan County, Colorado;
Si Woodruff, Sheriff of Rio Blanco County, Colorado;
Tom Ridnour, Sheriff of Kit Carson County, Colorado;
Tom Nestor, Sheriff of Lincoln County, Colorado;
Stan Hilkey, Sheriff of Mesa County, Colorado;
Forrest Frazee, Sheriff of Kiowa County;
Rick Dunlap, Sheriff of Montrose County, Colorado;
Ted B. Mink, Sheriff of Jefferson County, Colorado;
Dave Stong, Sheriff of Alamosa County, Colorado;
Fred Wegener, Sheriff of Park County, Colorado;
Bruce Newman, Sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado;
Randy Peck, Sheriff of Sedgwick County, Colorado;
Dominic Mattivi, Jr., Sheriff of Ouray County, Colorado;
John Minor, Sheriff of Summit County, Colorado;
Scott Fischer, Sheriff of Jackson County, Colorado;
Peter Gonzalez, Sheriff of Archuleta County, Colorado;
Rick Besecker, Sheriff of Gunnison County, Colorado;
CHARLES “Rob” Urbach , Sheriff of Phillips County, Colorado;
Rod Fenske, Sheriff of Lake County, Colorado;
Grayson Robinson, Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado;
David D. Campbell, Sheriff of Baca County, Colorado;
Mike Norris, Sheriff of Saguache County, Colorado;
Amos Medina, Sheriff of Costilla County, Colorado;
Miles Clark, Sheriff of Crowley County, Colorado;
David Encinias, Sheriff of Bent County, Colorado;
Sue Kurtz, Sheriff of San Juan County, Colorado;
James (Jim) Casias, Sheriff of Las Animas County, Colorado;
GARRETT WIGGINS, Sheriff of Routt County, Colorado;
DOUGLAS N. DARR , Sheriff of Adams County, Colorado;
RODNEY JOHNSON, Sheriff of Grand County, Colorado;
Colorado Outfitters Association;
COLORADO FARM BUREAU;
NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION;
USA LIBERTY ARMS;
Outdoor Buddies, INC.;
Women for Concealed Carry;
Colorado State Shooting Association;
HAMILTON FAMILY ENTERPRISES, INc., d/b/a Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek State Park;
Rocky Mountain Shooters Supply;
2nd Amendment Gunsmith & Shooter Supply, LLC;
Barrud Arms Inc. d/b/a Jensen Arms;
Green Mountain Guns;
Jerry’s Outdoor Sports;
Grand Prix Guns;
Specialty Sports & Supply;
Goods for the Woods
webmasteronMonday 20 May 2013 - 12:16:41
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Denver’s own KDVR Fox31 recently dispatched a team of local TV reporters on a mission to smear innocent Colorado gun owners. Endeavoring to “set-up” Metro Area gun owners, Fox31 reporters who are Denver residents, using a hidden camera and fake names/IDs, systematically lied and misrepresented themselves in order to try to get innocent Colorado gun owners to sell them magazines with capacities of greater than 20 rounds, which are illegal in the City and County of Denver and have been for twenty years.
The illegal conduct and actions of these reporters has been reported to law enforcement for investigation. The entire exposure of this blatant and biased attempt to smear innocent Colorado gun owners may be found at http://www.thebrennerbrief.com/2013/04/18/fox31-hidden-camera-crew-on-armslist/
These shameless, “gotcha!” media projects (it cannot fairly be referred to as journalism or reporting) illustrate just how low anti-gunners in the media will stoop to skew and warp public opinion.
Please join CSSA in contacting Fox31 to protest this unfair attack on innocent Colorado gun owners and their right to bear arms.
FOX31 Denver KDVR-TV
100 East Speer Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Main line: 303-595-3131
webmasteronTuesday 30 April 2013 - 12:16:41
Pueblo Freedom and Rights, the organization heading the efforts to recall State Senator Angie Giron (D-3), who voted for EVERY anti-gun measure this year, needs your help.
Here’s a link to their website: http://pueblofreedomandrights.org/site/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pueblofreedomandrights
There will be a "drive and sign" event this Saturday, May 4th from 11am to 5pm at the Pueblo West Wal-Mart Super Center. Volunteers to gather signatures are needed for this event.
Volunteers are also needed to wave flags, sell flags and stickers, and verify voter information. They also need tables, chairs, sun shades, coolers with ice and water, and portable wifi hotspots and tablets or smart phones.
If enough volunteers sign up, they may be able to hold a smaller event Sunday-- small team at another shopping center can generate 20 signatures an hour!
If you can help with anything, even just for a couple hours, please contact Jill Coleman at email@example.com, or just show up this Saturday!
Also contact Jill or sign up online if you would like to gather signatures (State Senate District 3 only) but can't be there this Saturday.
webmasteronTuesday 30 April 2013 - 08:16:41
Tuesday 23 April 2013
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webmasteronTuesday 23 April 2013 - 12:16:41
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Make no mistake…your efforts in contacting members of the U.S. Senate in opposition to the latest attempt to cripple the Second Amendment carried the day in the defeat of this destructive legislation. At the eleventh hour, key votes abandoned their support of a bill that would have imposed unprecedented restrictions on the rights of law-abiding Americans to possess and acquire firearms. Here is the statement from NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox:
Today, the misguided Manchin-Toomey-Schumer proposal failed in the U.S. Senate. This amendment would have criminalized certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens, requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools.
The NRA will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats who are committed to protecting our children in schools, prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, and fixing our broken mental health system. We are grateful for the hard work and leadership of those Senators who chose to pursue meaningful solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems.
webmasteronWednesday 17 April 2013 - 12:16:41
Monday 15 April 2013
Tomorrow, April 16, the U.S. Senate will begin consideration of a number of anti-gun proposals. The underlying bill is S. 649, the so-called “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013”, which would significantly restrict our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
S. 649 seeks to criminalize the private transfer of firearms by law-abiding citizens, requiring friends, neighbors and many family members to get government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. Among the amendments that will likely be offered to S. 649 are a ban on commonly and lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and language to criminalize the private transfer of firearms through an expansion of background checks. This includes the misguided background check “compromise” proposal drafted by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY)—a proposal NRA strongly opposes!
NRA unequivocally opposes S. 649 and all anti-gun amendments to this bill!
For weeks, you have diligently contacted your U.S. Senators and asked them to oppose S. 649 and all anti-gun amendments, while urging support for reforms that respect gun owners’ rights, and enhance the safety of all Americans. Now, in these crucial next days, in addition to continuing to contact your U.S. Senators with these important messages, our challenge to you is to spread the word! Please contact a minimum of five of your family, friends, or fellow firearm owners and ensure they contact their U.S. Senators immediately with this same message!
If you can add five additional voices in this debate, we will be heard loud and clear over the constant drumbeat of the gun control crowd. This is the battle of our lifetimes, so we have to do everything we can to defend freedom!
Please continue contacting your Senators and find five others to do the same. You can use the "Write Your Reps" feature at www.NRAILA.org, or you can reach your U.S. Senators by phone at 202-224-3121.
The time to act is NOW! Ask your Senators to oppose S. 649 and all anti-gun amendments – including the anti-gun Schumer-Manchin-Toomey proposal! And please find five more to do the same!
webmasteronMonday 15 April 2013 - 12:16:41
On Wednesday evening, April 10th, HB13-1303 was introduced at the Colorado Legislature. HB 1303 was created to allow same day voter registration and move to an all mail-in ballot system here in Colorado. If this bill passes, it will forever change our elections in Colorado and lead to widespread voter fraud!
How HB 1303 Will Effect Voter Integrity
webmasteronMonday 15 April 2013 - 10:16:41
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has announced a Steel Target Grant Program to provide support for shooting ranges that plan to begin or expand Ruger Rimfire Challenge target-shooting events. A total of 26 steel target grant packages worth $30,000 are available, with targets suitable for both indoor and outdoor target shooting ranges.
The Ruger Rimfire Challenge focuses on introducing people of all ages to the shooting sports in a safe, supportive and fun environment. The .22 caliber firearms and ammunition used in this friendly competition format are inexpensive and result in light recoil, making the program suitable for practically everyone. Participants in this popular nationwide program must use static steel targets.
"We recognize these targets can be expensive," said Zach Snow, NSSF's manager of shooting promotions. "Our goal in providing steel-target sets is to help both ranges and the program by growing the number of participants in the Ruger Rimfire Challenge."
Snow points out that ranges can use the steel targets for other matches, such as centerfire pistol competitions sanctioned by the U.S. Practical Shooting Association and Steel Challenge Association, or any other competitions the range wants to create for which the targets are suitable.
The NSSF Steel Target Grant Program is open to any public or private shooting range that hosts public Ruger Rimfire Challenge events. Ranges requesting steel target grants must focus on NSSF's goals of growing the Ruger Rimfire Challenge program and at least one of the following: the recruitment of new shooters, reactivating lapsed shooters, hosting an NSSF First Shots Second Round Clinic, encouraging active target shooters to discover a new activity, and bringing families together for a safe, fun day of shooting competition.
The Steel Target Grant Program is a cooperative effort between NSSF and two target manufacturers--Action Target and MGM Targets--that are providing steel targets to NSSF at a discounted rate. Snow pointed out that both Action Target and MGM Targets will extend generous discounts to ranges wanting additional target sets or that are not awarded targets through a grant. To qualify for special pricing, ranges must be NSSF members in good standing, and they must host public Ruger Rimfire Challenge events.
"We believe in supporting shooting sports, and this grant program is a great way for us to do that," said Action Target's portable target specialist Chad Burdette. "We'll continue to support the Ruger Rimfire Challenge any way we can."
Mike Gibson, president of MGM Targets, said, "We are very proud to be part of this tremendous program sponsored by the NSSF. We hope that clubs across the nation will look to us for support for their Rimfire Challenge matches."
For information on the NSSF Steel Target Grant Program packages being offered and for grant application guidelines and information, see the Steel Target Grant Program website.
Learn more about the Ruger Rimfire Challenge.
webmasteronMonday 15 April 2013 - 08:16:41
Thursday 04 April 2013
The Secretary of State has approved the petition to recall State Senate President John Morse (D-Fountain), and the effort to obtain the necessary signatures is now underway.
Sen. Morse is directly responsible for passage of the most draconian gun control legislation in Colorado history, himself sponsoring a bill that would have imposed strict liability for the owner of any semi-automatic firearm in Colorado, even if the gun was criminally misused by another! Morse also publicly encouraged his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly to IGNORE the vast majority of their constituents who opposed the Dem-sponsored and Michael Bloomberg-financed gun-control legislation and enact the bills in spite of the overwhelming will of the people.
Morse, unable to run for re-election due to term-limits, believes he is politically untouchable because of his lame-duck status. It’s time for the voters in his district to show Sen. Morse and the rest of his gun-control cronies in the General Assembly that they work for the voters, not the other way around. Send a clear message to Sen. Morse and his fellow gun-grabbers about what happens to politicians who ignore the voters to ram through a radical political agenda that robs law-abiding citizens of their basic Constitutional rights!
Although only registered voters in Senate District 11 may sign the petition, any person 18 or older can gather signatures in support of the petition. If you are a resident of Senate District 11, make sure you are registered to vote and make sure you sign this petition! If you aren’t a resident of Senate District 11, you can still gather signatures for the recall drive.
Details of the recall effort may be found at http://gotremorse.com/home/
webmasteronThursday 04 April 2013 - 12:16:41
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