by Craig Masters
In his review of events in the Colorado legislature this week, Senator Kevin Lundberg (R) writes, “It is strong language to say public safety and personal freedoms are under siege, but those are the consequences I see from the array of bills scheduled to be heard in two senate committees on Monday of next week.”
The famous four of the bills attacking the Second Amendment of the old out-dated U.S. Constitution are scheduled to be heard on Monday March 4. In addition to the original four, Senate President, John Morse, has introduced a bill he believes has finally outsmarted the founding fathers and their freedom-loving followers with their anti-government guns.
The Senate Judiciary committee is hearing SB-195, 196, and 197 along with HB-1224. That hearing will be in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. The State Affairs committee is hearing HB -1229,1228,and 1226 in the Senate Committee Room 356.
Senator Lundberg reports that Morse’s SB-196 is, “an example of this legislative travesty in the making. SB-196 … creates a procedure for surrendering semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to the police, calls all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns “assault weapons” and declares:
2) A PERSON WHO SELLS OR TRANSFERS AN ASSAULT WEAPON IS DEEMED TO BE AWARE:
(a) THAT ASSAULT WEAPONS ARE SOUGHT AFTER BY AND ARE USEFUL FOR CRIMINALS, MASS KILLERS, AND THOSE WITH CRIMINAL INTENT BUT ARE RARELY NECESSARY FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES; AND
(b) OF THE EXTREME LIKELIHOOD THAT AN ASSAULT WEAPON THAT IS SOLD OR TRANSFERRED WILL BE USED IN A CRIME OR WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
In plain language, Morse is claiming that anyone who would dare to own, sell, or handle any weapon he defines as an “assault weapon” knows full well that the primary reason for the existence for the weapon is for a mass murderer to get it and kill innocent people. Therefore, if you ever own, sell, or transfer one of these weapons you will be open game for lawyers chasing a big pay day. Morse does not, however, allow you to be prepared to defend yourself against one of those mass murderers who may have acquired his assault weapon from one of Obama’s gun trafficking programs such as Fast and Furious, Operation Sail-A-Way, or whatever the latest program in the middle-east is going to be named.
Lundberg predicts this “exercise of the absurd” is only the beginning of major changes coming to Colorado if these bills become law.
Senator Lundberg suggests every law-abiding, freedom-loving Colorado citizen make their way to the public hearings this Monday, March 4. He explains that your greatest opportunity to weigh in on this huge power grab is at the public hearings on Monday. Both hearings begin at 1:30 PM in the Capitol. To testify you have to sign in at the hearing room. The sign-in sheet will be available at 1:00 PM. Judiciary committee is hearing SB-195, 196, and 197 and HB-1224 in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. State Affairs committee is hearing HB-1229, 1228, and 1226 (in that order) in Senate Committee Room 356.
He recommends coming earl, to find a place to sit, find a place to park your car, and get in line to sign up to testify (if you want to testify). It will be a long day, and one that will have great impact on our future freedoms and security.