Rep. Bottoms Says He’s Going To ‘Buy Guns And Grind the Serial Numbers Off’

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Speaking on a right-wing Christian podcast May 11, Colorado state Rep. Scott Bottoms (R-CO Springs) expressed his opposition to “any laws” regulating firearms, including a ban a “ghost guns” that recently passed in Colorado.

He refuses to comply, first saying he’s going to go out and buy a ghost gun, and then that he will grind the serial numbers off other guns he purchases, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Colorado, punishable by up to a year in jail.

“Somebody is planning on someday making sure they know where that gun is,” said Bottoms, referring to the fact that federal law requires guns to have serial numbers. “I just got up and told him, ‘it’s none of your business. I’m gonna go out and buy a ghost gun today! None of your business! I’m gonna buy some guns and grind the serial numbers off! none of your business!”

Watch the full interview of Bottoms on the Idaho podcast, in which he also repeats debunked election fraud conspiracies, here. This article first appeared in the Colorado Times Recorder.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowman says:

    It's part of their DNA: 

    "I'm telling you right now: I will not obey this law," declared Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, of the bill limiting magazine sizes. "I will willfully and purposefully and civilly disobey this law."

  2. Southwest Denver Dem says:

    How Christian of him.

  3. JeffcoBlue says:

    That's what Jesus would do.

  4. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    And how did that work out for Brophy and his career advancement? I seem to remember he didn’t quite make the cut for governor when he ran.

    You can say and do the most asinine things when you run in a non-competitive race but if you have any plans of ever moving up the food chain, you are going to have to walk back a lot of stuff that is hard to walk back from.

    And in the age of the Internet, that’s become a lot more difficult because the Internet has a long memory.

    I’m guess he has risen as far as he is going to rise. After last Tuesday, I don’t even think this guy is a viable candidate for Colo. Spgs. mayor.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      What plays well in the bowels of  CD-4, SD-1 and HD-63 is the equivalent of what you get from BoBo’s special pork sliders when running a statewide campaign. 

  5. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Bottoms gives yet another example of his personal stupidity. An intelligent person trying to evade laws would simply do it and keep quiet. But not a far right winger who is on an obvious ego trip.

  6. kwtree says:

    Gun worship is a cult. Guns are adored for themselves, for their firepower and ease of use in killing many people efficiently.
    Preserving  “Christian” values, patriotism, protecting family…. These are all merely excuses for stockpiling more and deadlier guns.
    Like any cult, gun worship defies rationality. 

  7. spaceman2021 says:

    It's complete BS, but at least one federal judge has determined that the federal statute prohibiting possession of a firearm with an altered, obliterated, or removed serial number (18 U.S.C. section 922(k)) is unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen.  So Colorado's statute is not necessarily constitutionally valid.

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