Friday 26 September 2014

 BEFORE YOU VOTE, KNOW THE SCORE! CHECK NRA/CSSA CANDIDATE GRADES!


Candidates for national and statewide office, and some other races as well, in the upcoming general election have been assigned grades by NRA-PVF.  These grades were assigned in consultation with NRA state association CSSA, which concurs with the assigned grades.  Ballots will be in mailboxes in a couple of weeks…

DO NOT MARK YOUR BALLOT UNTIL YOU’VE CONSULTED THE NRA/CSSA REPORT CARD to check how your candidate stands on the issue of gun rights.  As we are fond of saying, don’t trust your valuable vote to a candidate who doesn’t trust YOU in the free-exercise of your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms!

Grades and their explanation may be found at the NRA-PVF website at https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/colorado

Now is the time to Stand and Fight for your First Freedom—SO VOTE FREEDOM FIRST!

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Thursday 18 September 2014

 NRA/CSSA-ENDORSED CORY GARDNER HAS OUR BACK!


NRA-PVF recently joined CSSA and endorsed Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO 4) in the Colorado Senate race.  Incumbent Mark Udall, who like many other of his fellow anti-gun Democrat politicians, has tried to portray himself as a “friend of sportsmen”…what the heck does THAT mean? 

This is the same old divide-and-conquer strategy employed by such notorious anti-gunners as John Kerry, Bill Ritter and John Hickenlooper—a strategy meant to fool hunters into thinking that they support the Second Amendment.  But as we know all too well, the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting, it’s about FREEDOM and LIBERTY—to choose our own means of defending ourselves and our families from any potential harm. 

The simple fact is that Mark Udall supports Barack Obama’s severe anti-gun agenda 100%, just like he’s back nearly all of Obama’s failed policies/agenda.  So this election, as ever, VOTE FREEDOM FIRST, and vote CORY GARDNER FOR SENATE! 

See the PVF video on Gardner and his stellar pro-gun record at https://www.nrapvf.org/votegardner

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 IN CRITICAL RACE FOR GOVERNOR, COLORADO GUN OWNERS MUST BACK BOB BEAUPREZ


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and NRA state association Colorado State Shooting Association are proud to endorse Bob Beauprez for Governor of Colorado.

Based on his support of and commitment to the Second Amendment, Beauprez has earned an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF in the 2014 general election.  An “A” rating is reserved for a solidly pro-gun candidate who has consistently supported the NRA’s position on votes of importance to gun owners and sportsmen.

“This is a critical election in Colorado for Second Amendment rights,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF.  “Incumbent Governor John Hickenlooper betrayed Colorado voters and values when he chose to support former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda.  The Centennial State deserves a strong leader like Bob Beauprez who will govern on principle and defend freedom.”  

“Only an established pro-gun governor can help us finish the work started last year in electing a pro-gun government to roll-back the freedom-stifling, job-killing gun-control laws of the 2013 Session,” said CSSA president Tony Fabian, who represents CSSA and Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek State Park in the federal court challenge to strike down those laws.  “The court battle isn’t over, but we can short-circuit it with a legislative repudiation of those horrible laws,” Fabian added.

Hickenlooper, earning the moniker of “Governor Gun Control,” infamously drew national attention and scorn when he acceded to pressure from Michael Bloomberg and the Obama Administration and signed multiple gun restrictions passed with no GOP support in the Colorado General Assembly.  He then watched two Democrat state senators recalled for their support of those laws, and a third resign to avoid the fate of the other two in being recalled in favor of a pro-gun Republican.  This spring, Hickenlooper tried to soften the clearly-negative political impact of his support for gun control by flip-flopping on the gun magazine ban, claiming he didn’t have the facts when he signed it into law.  He also was forced to clarify a statement in which he claimed that he had not spoken with Michael Bloomberg prior to signing Bloomberg-backed gun control bills into law – a claim that was proven false by an examination of phone records.  

Beauprez, a former Congressman, has a proven record of support for our individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  He believes hunting is a valuable tool for wildlife management and an American tradition that teaches young people responsibility and respect for the outdoors.  Beauprez rejects expanded licensing and registration schemes and so-called “universal” background checks, which require federal government approval for transferring firearms between life-long friends and family members.

“We can count on Bob Beauprez to stand up for our constitutional freedoms in Colorado,” added Cox.  “On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I want to thank Bob for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and urge all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen in Colorado to vote Bob Beauprez for Governor on November 4.”

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Monday 15 September 2014

 CSSA ANNUAL MEETING OCTOBER 4


The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for Colorado State Shooting Association will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 14000 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora, Colorado, commencing at 7 PM.                                

Members in good standing as of October 4, 2014 not in attendance at the annual meeting may still vote by marking and returning an absentee ballot available on the CSSA website to the CSSA office at 609 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 206, Littleton, CO 80120. 

Members who submit absentee ballots may still attend the Annual Meeting, but may NOT participate in live voting.  In order to be valid, returned absentee ballot envelopes (do not put personal info on ballots) must bear the name and return address of the CSSA member voting (to verify membership status) and must be received by 5 PM October 3, 2014. 

2014 CSSA OFFICIAL MAIL-IN BALLOT
(click above to open the PDF file)

All members are encouraged to participate in the selection of CSSA officers by casting their ballot in this election, regardless of whether they are able to attend the Annual Meeting.

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Thursday 14 August 2014

 SUPPORT NRA-PVF AT CENTENNIAL GUN CLUB FIREARMS FESTIVAL AUGUST 23


On Saturday, August 23rd from 11am-8pm NRA will be present at the Centennial Gun Club Firearms Festival.  Centennial Gun Club is a phenomenal organization that has everything under one roof, including a Pro-Shop, Shooting Range, and Training Center.  This is a great event for the family, with live music, the showing of the movie “The Princess Bride” (begins at 8:30pm), and your chance to meet Pro-Shooters, as well as, Manufacturing Representatives/ Industry vendors.

Supporters are being sought to volunteer and help man the booth--even an hour of your time will go a long way, to get the word out about NRA-PVF endorsed candidates.  This is your chance to make an impact during a crucial election year for gun owners in Colorado, and in the process, earn some great NRA gear.  To volunteer for this event, please RSVP using the contact information listed below.

Even if you can’t volunteer, please be sure to come out to what should be a great event for you, your family, and friends. 

If you plan on attending, please let us know by clicking here.

Centennial Gun Club
11800 E Peakview Ave
Centennial, CO 80111

Regina Thomson
Campaign Field Representative
NRA-ILA Grassroots Division
Colorado CD-6
720.371.9218
regina@nrailafrontlines.com
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

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Monday 11 August 2014

 NRA FRONTLINES—STAND AND JOIN THE FIGHT!


Are you currently doing everything you can to help elect pro-gun candidates in 2014? Are you ready to Stand and Fight against the Obama/Bloomberg multi-million dollar anti-gun machine?

NRA-ILA currently has an active Campaign Field Representative here in Colorado and he/she needs your help!  Keeping in mind how important this election cycle is, and how easy it is to get involved, we need your assistance.  With less than 90 days left until the November 4th general election, and the increasing importance of early and absentee voting, we don’t have time to waste.

First off, visit www.NRAILAFrontines.com.  This website has been set up so that NRA FrontLines™ supporters such as yourself can find upcoming events, volunteer for specific activities, register to vote and recruit additional pro-gun volunteers to join our efforts.

Secondly, email your family, friends and fellow firearm owners about FrontLines and help us grow our FrontLines™ volunteer network as we unite to elect pro-gun candidates who will continue to fight against the anti-gun agenda of Obama and Bloomberg.

The activism of NRA’s members and volunteers is our greatest asset and there has never been a more critical time to get involved.  There are few things more rewarding than watching the election returns knowing you made a real difference in preserving our freedom for future generations.

Here’s the link to the FrontLines website:


http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

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Tuesday 15 July 2014

 COLORADO’S “GOV. GUN CONTROL” KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS


Last week, Governor Hickenlooper (D) was spotted having beers and playing pool with President Obama during his visit to Colorado.  The two anti-gun chief executives enjoyed a night out on the town, despite the desperate need for leadership in both Colorado and our country.

It’s no surprise that Governor Hickenlooper and President Obama keep such a close connection.  During the anti-gun free-for-all last year led by misguided state legislators in Denver, Vice President Joe Biden and the current administration had a direct line to the state Capitol in an effort to push through their rights-infringing agenda. Hickenlooper has made it abundantly clear that keeping close ties with fellow anti-gun politicians, such as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, outweighs his interest in protecting the rights of  law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners in Colorado.

In fact, Michael Bloomberg recently reiterated his support for “universal” background checks in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, a policy that even the U.S. Department of Justice has said will not work without requiring gun registration.  Despite the fact Bloomberg and Hickenlooper’s out-of-touch policies are what helped remove two state Senators in a historic recall election, Bloomberg downplays their defeats, saying they were districts in "parts of Colorado where I don't think there's roads.  It's as rural as you can get."  To be clear, these recall districts are just outside of metro Denver and have plenty of roads, roads that helped enable voters to drive to the polls when these anti-gun legislators were ousted last September.

The 2015 legislative session will be here before we know it, which means that this election cycle is absolutely critical to defend your rights.  Hickenlooper, Obama and Bloomberg want nothing more than to completely eradicate your Second Amendment rights.  They ignore solutions that would address violent crime and simply go after sportsmen and gun owners.  The fight in Colorado to protect and restore your Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one your NRA takes very seriously.  We encourage you to pay close attention in the coming months and help to repeal those draconian gun laws next year.

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Sunday 06 July 2014

 MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON SHOOTING LIMITATIONS IN THE NATIONAL FORESTS!


Recent articles in Colorado newspapers have discussed the subject of shooting restrictions in the Colorado Front Range National Forests.  Shooters have been contending with this issue for some time, with many frequented shooting locations being closed by the feds for one reason or another.  The latest, and broadest, concern deals with the increasing habitation and populations in and around National Forests.  Many may not know, but much of our Front Range National Forest land either encompasses or borders residential areas.  Wildfires in recent years, and the residential damage done by them, illustrates this increasing land-use conflict.  Complaints from residents, whether part-time or full-time, about shooting near their property have caused the Forest Service to seriously consider implementing a policy that permits shooting in designated areas only.
CSSA has always advocated safe shooting practices, regardless of the setting/environment—home, range or general outdoors.  Like most shooting organizations, CSSA has continuously supported efforts to create dedicated shooting areas on public lands so everyone who wishes can have a safe, enjoyable place to shoot.  As such, we agree that designated shooting areas with well-designed and developed facilities on National Forest land would be a substantial step in alleviating problems caused by residential encroachment in/near National Forests. 
However, CSSA vehemently OPPOSES the closing of ANY National Forest lands to responsible shooting UNLESS and UNTIL adequate and substantial designated shooting ranges are constructed and OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  For too long we have seen federal hostility to gun possession/use on public federal lands and bogus/fallacious excuses to justify shooting restrictions, and we will resist any attempt to use the residential encroachment issue as another excuse to ban shooters from their rightful use/enjoyment of the National Forests.  National lands belong to the PEOPLE, not the government, and subversive political maneuvering/posturing to advance a radical, anti-gun agenda will never be acceptable. Call and write your U.S. public servants today and tell them NO federal lands should be closed to shooting without FIRST providing adequate and substantial facilities/opportunities for safe shooting activities on federal public lands.  Contact information may be found at the NRA-ILA website www.nraila.org. CLICK HERE for a link to one of the articles on the subject.

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Thursday 26 June 2014

 FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS 2013 MAG BAN AND FIREARM TRANSFER RESTRICTIONS


This afternoon, the United States Federal Court for the District of Colorado issued its decision in Colo. Outfitters Ass'n et al. v. Hickenlooper, of which CSSA was a plaintiff, which challenged the magazine ban and universal background check laws. The court ruled in favor of the state on both issues and also denied the disabled plaintiffs' claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well. To summarize, the court found that both laws affect the Second Amendment rights of Colorado citizens and some of the collective plaintiffs, but that neither law imposed an infringement significant enough on that right to rise to the level of a Constitutional violation. WRT the magazine restriction, the court ruled that such a restriction did not prevent individuals from using firearms in defense of self or others. WRT to the background check mandate, the court ruled that it was not overly-burdensome to require background checks for all firearm transfers, including temporary loans, given the long-standing and entrenched requirement for checks on retail sales.

This ruling is disappointing on many levels. It ignores or gives short-shrift to many of the arguments of the plaintiffs, and seemingly misunderstands those that are addressed. The significance of the Second Amendment as a core portion of the Bill of Rights and its importance has virtually no reference in the decision. It is anticipated that an appeal will be made to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals...notice of appeal is due in one month. Most noteworthy was the court’s focus on the important government interest at hand while ignoring the complete absence of support for same in the legislative record.  It must be noted here the excellent and tireless efforts of the legal team assembled to make this court challenge, and despite today's ruling they deserve, as Thomas Paine said, the regard and thanks of man and woman.

It is now up to the freedom-loving Colorado citizens, whether or not they are shooters, hunters or gun owners, to make things right at the polls. Voters threw out three state senators because of their stubborn disregard for the people and their desires. It's time to throw out each and every legislator that voted for these laws, and the governor that signed them. We can do it...we've already demonstrated that we can. It is time to unite under the banner of We the People and finish the work that was started last summer--it's time to CLEAN HOUSE and RE-INSTALL LIBERTY!  CSSA will continue to Stand and Fight—JOIN US!
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Wednesday 25 June 2014

 NSSF: SCOTUS “STRAW PURCHASE” RULING DOES NOT PROHIBIT BUYING FIREARM GIFTS


From the National Shooting Sports Foundation:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case involving the arrest of a Virginia man who purchased a firearm for a relative from Pennsylvania that was upheld as an illegal "straw purchase" under federal law does not make it illegal for a consumer to purchase firearms as gift. However, because the ruling has caused confusion, NSSF has asked ATF to provide clarification. As soon as ATF responds, NSSF will provide the information to all FFLs. As expressly noted in the instructions on Form 4473 for Section 11.a. Actual Transferee/Buyer: For purposes of this form, you are the actual transferee/buyer if you are purchasing the firearm for yourself or otherwise acquiring the firearm for yourself (e.g., redeeming the firearm from pawn/retrieving it from consignment, firearm raffle winner). You are also the actual transferee/buyer if you are legitimately purchasing the firearm as a gift for a third party. Read the NSSF retailer communication.

CSSA notes that, in order to be a gift, the subsequent transfer to the gift recipient must be without compensation or remuneration.  That was the essence of the case decided by the Supreme Court—the statement that the buyer was the actual purchaser of the firearm was false, because he was actually “middling “ the gun for another person who reimbursed the buyer for the purchase price.

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