Bill Cadman: “I Know a Lot of Clergy Who Carry [Guns]”

Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman

Sen. Minority Leader Bill Cadman says he knows a lot of religious leaders who carry guns.

Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post reports on a mish-mash of gun legislation being put forth by Republicans in the state legislature, including one particularly odd quote from Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman that deserves some follow-up questions of its own:

Black and Phillips joined with 10 other clergy members at the Capitol, but Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, who led the fight against last year's gun bills, said those clergy are not representative of all faith leaders in the state.

"I know a lot of clergy who carry," the Colorado Springs Republican said [Pols emphasis].

We're not sure what to think about Sen. Cadman's claim that he "knows a lot of clergy who carry," other than to guess that he's seen a few too many Quentin Tarantino movies.

What is Cadman's definition of "a lot"? How many places of worship is Cadman aware of in which the clergy are packing guns under their robes?

If there is any truth to Cadman's claim that "a lot" of clergy are indeed carrying guns around, then Cadman has just inadvertently made a strong argument for gun control. If clergy members feel threatened enough to carry guns, then maybe we should start paying more attention to those underlying fears and problems instead of promoting legislation that would only increase the number of firearms being toted around Colorado.

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  1. DavieDavie says:

    Assuming it's true, then why do we need to repeal any of the gun safety laws, or pass the "I don't need no stinkin' permit" concealed carry law?

    Seems as though with the current laws in place, anybody that wants a gun, has one or is free to buy one.

    Admittedly, murderers still can't get one, legally, meaning we're criminalizing a whole class of, uh, criminals.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    You think maybe Cadman has contact with a whole flock of Al Qaeda mullahs here in Colorado . . . ???

    Or, is he just talking about our run-of-the-mill garden-variety, bible-thumping nutters . . . ??  You know, the one's who are representative of his "true Colorado"??  (The clergy from "The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Ammunition and Unlimited Magazines.)

  3. ModeratusModeratus says:

    How quickly liberals forget about Jeanne Assam and the New Life Church shootings…pretty close.

  4. OrangeFreeOrangeFree says:

    "I know a lot of clergy who carry," the Colorado Springs Republican said [Pols emphasis].

    That's funny – I know for a fact that there are a lot of criminals out there who carry, too! It's a good thing the background check legislation is on the books to lessen the ability of criminals to get guns, while those good, god-fearing clergy will have no issues getting theirs.  

  5. doremi says:


    Could you send the article in the examiner.  The link doesn't seem to work.


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