(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
All the comments and hype and most of the media coverage are crazy.
There are things most of us agree on.
– Assaulting a legislator that you disagree with is inappropriate. And illegal.
– Death threats against someone you disagree with are very inappropriate and probably should be illegal
– Death threats against the family of someone you disagree with is illegal
– The US Constitution says we the people have the right to keep and bear arms
– The US Supreme Court has ruled (more than once) that right is not unlimited
– Hardly anyone believes that the right to keep and bear arms should be unlimited
So the necessary public discussion should be about what limitations are appropriate.
We should agree that no one has the right to own a nuclear weapon, a mortar, a fighter jet, a functioning tank, and other obviously military grade, offensive weapons. At least the law doesn't allow it now.
We should agree that the (government) state has the authority to decide wheather or not someone may own weapons and who may or may not obtain a concealed carry permit. At least the state has that authority now.
The current legislation under consideration in Colorado has to do with background checks, certain accessories and the new one has to do with liability.
Agree. Disagree. Or settle into your Barcalounger and let the cable tv wash over you.
But it is pointless to suggest that it is unconstitutional for a legislator to propose legislation you oppose.
Understand that legislation with the word gun in it is not a seizure of your gun (s) nor an elimination of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms – unless it is and so far it is not.
Please understand that when legislation that you oppose is passed anyway, it was not jammed down anyone's throat. Elections have consequences and you may work to support your preferred candidate next time.
(Ps- Colorado R's: you had a majority last session and did whatever you wanted – you were not complaining about jamming and throats. And not for nothing if most voters agreed with what you did and were going to do, you would have held your majorities. In short- suck it.This is hardball and it hurts and if you don't like it- do something else. )