(The stupid! It burns! – promoted by Colorado Pols)
THURSDAY POLS UPDATE: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense released the following statement today:
"As a concealed-carry permit holder, Rep. Wright should understand the risks of leaving a loaded gun unattended. On any given day there are classes of school-aged children touring the Capitol. And we all know the horror stories of what happens when children find loaded guns. It is inexcusable,” said State Leader, Jennifer Hope.
She continued, "Rep. Wright claims he carries his weapon because it is his ‘duty to be a first responder.' To that we ask, how can someone respond to an emergency situation when they can't even locate their weapon? The sad irony here is that Rep. Wright sponsored legislation to expand concealed carry rights to gun owners without permits. We shudder to think of this reality as we see the example of ‘responsible gun ownership’ that Rep Wright has displayed."
Let's hear a big hurrah for the Jared Wright as he absolutely obliterates any chance that Republican's will be able to use gun laws to hurt Dems in the 2014 elections in Colorado.
In a move so ironic it hurts, State Representative Jared Wright left a loaded gun behind after a committee hearing on… wait for it… concealed carry permits.
As if Jared Wright didn't have enough problems within and beyond his own party, he is now single-handedly responsible for enshrining the Democratic Party's majority for 2015, and will now be the poster boy for the (not so) responsible gun owners.
DENVER — A state lawmaker says he'll no longer carry a firearm in the Capitol after he inadvertently left a loaded handgun in a committee room…
State law prohibits guns in the Capitol "without legal authority." Wright, who was on the Fruita police force in 2007-2011, says that as a peace officer he has a right to be armed in the Capitol.
Wright says after speaking with the State Patrol and Gov. John Hickenlooper's office, he won't carry a gun in the Capitol anymore.
This follows a Durango Herald piece from last year when Rep. Chris Holbert told a witness testifying about gun bills: "Do you understand that there are several guns in this room?"
The messaging practically writes itself and fits nicely in 30-second tv ad and/or direct mail format.
What pisses me off so much about this is that Republicans actually have a point. The 15 round clip bill is completely asinine and it may have been worth it to have a conversation about that during the upcoming election. But thanks to Rep. Wright, all hope of an honest debate is lost.
So thank you Rep. Wright! I am donating to your primary opponent as I write this. Your only accomplishment as a legislator was the almost unimaginable achievement of being worse than your drunk driving predecessor.