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February 23, 2015 09:20 AM UTC

Legislative Snow Day Postpones "Gunmageddon II"

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  • by: Colorado Pols

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As many of our readers already know, the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and GOP-controlled Colorado Senate both agreed to stay home today, owing to the inclement weather over the weekend that dropped anywhere from 5 inches to two feet of snow across the state. As it happened with this storm, Denver itself saw comparatively less snowfall than many western suburbs, not to mention the mountains–so anyone you see whining about the legislature being wussies…well, they're probably in Denver.

Closure of the legislature does mean the postponement of a few important scheduled hearings scheduled for today, and public rallies prior to those hearings. The House State Affairs Committee was set to kill two bills including one from Rep. Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt to expand "conscientious" rights to discriminate, prior to which a coalition of groups led by LGBT advocacy organzation One Colorado was set to rally in the West Foyer. But without question the big loser from today's closure is the gun lobby, which was planning a major show of support for their Senate bill to repeal the 15-round magazine limit passed in 2013. Dudley Brown implored his members to show up today to testify rain or shine:

If you can brave the weather safely, I hope you’ll plan on attending the hearing, because we need your support…

Even though Democrats in House leadership have vowed to kill any pro-gun bill this year, they know that RMGO members like you have them backed in to a corner. 

They remember very the historic political consequences of backing Bloomberg-inspired gun control laws in Colorado. 

Thanks to the activism of RMGO members and supporters like you — holding gun grabbers accountable — we have an opportunity to repeal these gun control schemes. 

But in order to succeed, we need to keep up the pressure.

So, if you can make it, please mark your calendar for Monday at 1:30pm.

As we've discussed and news reports have commented on this year, the gun lobby has had surprising trouble replicating the crowd of angry supporters they were able to draw to the Capitol in 2013. The most obvious reason for this is that the actual effects of the gun safety bills passed two years ago have not lived up to the hyperbolic predictions. Even the most ardent dues-paying Rocky Mountain Gun Owners member can see today that gun ownership in Colorado has not been "effectively banned," and that they can still buy magazines for their firearms–despite Jon Caldara's promise that "if this law passes, almost all guns in Colorado will never be able to get a magazine again." Now that these wild predictions have been debunked by reality, it's understandably harder to keep the outrage at fever pitch.

Today was another chance for the gun lobby to show their strength, and they got snowed out. It's not Dudley Brown's fault, but will all of his members who made arrangements to testify today be able to reschedule? It's surely not going to help.

Just remember, it was a bipartisan decision.

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8 thoughts on “Legislative Snow Day Postpones “Gunmageddon II”

  1. Does it really matter whether they are in session or not?.  Nothing of value is going to passed into law.  Republicans will do their Kabuki theater in the Senate that the Denver newspaper will breathlessly report on and the Democratically control House will kill their assinine legislation with Whack-A-Mole speed.  It is a zero sum game with Republicans wasting as much taxpayer money as possible on their never going to pass legislation.
     

      1. from the Open Thread….

         

        "The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means." –Napoleon Bonaparte

        appropriate, don't you think?

  2. I'm so tired of these whiny, pussy RMGOpers . . .

    For gawdsakes you weenies, break out your damn flamethrowers, quit your cowering and get those roads thawed, and get in their and protect my inalienable rights!?!

  3. Interesting that the Senate Press Release had this wording: DENVER, Colo. – Due to unsafe driving conditions around the state, the Colorado Senate will be closed Monday, February 23, 2015. Senate Bill 175, our ammunition magazine repeal, will be rescheduled for a new hearing date.

    OUR bill? Guess so.

    There were 14 bills being considered today (9 on the floor and 5 in committee), yet the press release referred to JUST THIS one "our bill."

    REPUBLICANS:  GUNS R US.

     

    1. Their core philosophy is to oppose gun regulations because they are Pro-Life and to to support regulating women because freedom or was that vice versa or versa vica.  Anyway you say it, they are Godless hypocrites who have no core convictions except being against Obama which is pretty flimsy material indeed.

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