Monday 17 November 2014

 CSSA JOINS FELLOW STATE ASSOCIATIONS IN AMICUS BRIEF CHALLENGING MARYLAND GUN BAN


CSSA has joined twelve other state associations/organizations in filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of the appellants in Kolbe v. O’Malley, an appeal to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the federal court challenge to Maryland’s draconian gun control laws enacted in last year’s rash of Democrat-sponsored state gun restrictions.  In summary, earlier this year the federal district court in Maryland ruled that the state’s ban on semi-automatic rifles did not violate the Second Amendment.  That ruling is being appealed to the Fourth Circuit in the same manner that this summer’s ruling by the Colorado U.S. District Court is being appealed to the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  CSSA was a plaintiff in the Colorado action and is an appellant in the appeal which has been filed; briefing in that case is expected to conclude next spring.  Amicus briefs are provided by entities that are not parties to the case, but nonetheless believe they have information that would be of benefit to the court in deciding issues or processing evidence/information.  It is the sole discretion of the court whether to consider all or even part of any amicus brief filed in a case.  Similar amicus briefs are expected to be filed in the Colorado appeal.

Cases filed in federal court are first heard at the District, or trial, level.  Rulings can then be appealed to the appropriate circuit Court of Appeals, which reviews the district court ruling for errors.  Decisions from the Court of Appeals may be reviewed, on a discretionary basis, by the U.S. Supreme Court.  If a case is not forwarded to the Supreme Court for review, or the Supreme Court declines review, the Court of Appeals ruling becomes final.

The Maryland case info is:  Kolbe v. O’Malley, 14-1945, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The Colorado case info is: Colorado Outfitters Ass’n et al. v. Hickenlooper, 14-1290, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

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Friday 14 November 2014

 LEAD AMMO BAN EFFORT TURNED BACK—THANKS TO YOU!


From NRA-ILA:

Yesterday, during the scheduled Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, the Commission members voted against a proposal that would have banned the use of lead ammunition for your sporting purposes.  This misguided proposal was offered due to an emotional reaction, not one based on sound science and biological data.

We thank all NRA members across Colorado who respectfully contacted Commission members and expressed their opposition to such an unfounded and unnecessary action.

Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014

 COLORADO PARKS/WILDLIFE HEARING ON LEAD AMMO BAN TOMORROW

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation:

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday, Nov. 13, will consider a Citizen Petition requesting a regulation to prohibit the use of traditional ammunition for hunting all game wildlife within the state.

The hearing will be taking place at the Burlington Education and Community Center, 340 S. 14th St. Burlington, Colorado. NSSF is asking all sportsmen in the area who can attend the hearing to appear to voice opposition to this attempt to ban traditional ammunition, which is part of an ongoing movement supported by anti-hunting organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Don't let HSUS win this battle and accomplish this step in its ultimate goal of a complete ban on hunting in Colorado. Here are some important points to remember:
  • There is no sound science supporting the ban of traditional ammunition used by hunters for generations.
  • Don't allow the Humane Society and other anti-hunting groups to make any progress in ultimately banning hunting in Colorado.
  • There is absolutely no wildlife population impact or human health risk because of exposure to traditional ammunition.
  • Banning hunting ammunition is the first step before a complete ban on traditional ammunition for shooting sports and outdoors ranges can occur.

For more information on traditional ammunition please check out our fact sheet. [click]
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Monday 27 October 2014

 NRA-PVF VICTORY RALLY FOR BOB BEAUPREZ TOMORROW AT BLUCORE SHOOTING CENTER!


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund invites you to participate in this upcoming Second Amendment Rally for Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Beauprez, a loyal and proven friend of Colorado gun owners and sportsmen.

Second Amendment Rally
with Special Guest, David Keene and
Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Beauprez

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3:00PM-4:00PM

BluCore Shooting Center
7860 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, CO  80232

No RSVP needed, for questions please call the Beauprez for Governor Campaign at 303-495-3741.



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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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