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Colorado sheriffs push back against calls for more gun control

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DENVER –  With President Obama’s visit to Colorado to rally support for gun control measures, some of the state’s sheriffs are speaking out against more restrictions.

More than a dozen sheriffs held a press conference Wednesday in a Denver park near where the president met with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package recently signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.  

Justin Smith of Larimer County was among sheriffs who gathered in advance of Obama’s visit. He and other sheriffs are slamming new regulations on firearms as unconstitutional.

Smith dismissed Obama’s visit as “a slap in the face to all Coloradans.”

He told The Denver Post that multiple Denver police officers told him they had no choice in attending Wednesday’s event with the president, suggesting that there would be repercussions for attending the protest.

Smith accused the president and Democratic lawmakers of exploiting the shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn. and said Colorado’s new gun bill won’t prevent similar acts of violence, KDVR.com reported.

Colorado has gone further than any state outside the Northeast in passing new gun laws. The state now prohibits the sale of magazines that hold more than 15 bullets and requires background checks for all private gun sales.

El Paso Sheriff Terry Maketa criticized Obama and Hickenlooper for “ram-rodding” the new gun restrictions through the legislature, according to The Denver Post.

“Our governor has lied to the citizens of this state,” Maketa told a about 30 protesters at Denver’s Fred Thomas Park, according to the Post’s report.

The County Sheriffs of Colorado, a Littleton-based advocacy organization, released a position paper on the day of the president’s visit, arguing that gun control does not result in lower crime rates.

“[W]e urge our state elected officials not to make decisions during this grieving period because it would likely lead to policies that are unenforceable and possible unconstitutional, while punishing law abiding citizens and doing nothing to reduce violent crime,” the paper read.

Broomfield Police Chief Thomas Deland, president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, told KDVR.com that his group supports the state’s new restrictions on high-capacity magazines and expanded background checks.

Obama noted during Wednesday’s visit that more than 100 days have passed since the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown and reignited the national debate over access to guns.

“Every day that we wait to do something about it even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Now the good news is Colorado has already chosen to do something about it,” he said.

Obama’s trip comes a day after a study commissioned by the National Rifle Association, which has opposed Obama’s gun control measures, recommended that schools have trained, armed staffers to increase security for students. The American Federation of Teachers denounced the proposal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/04/some-colo-sheriffs-oppose-more-gun-control/#ixzz2PVIaCvrM

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7 Responses to Colorado sheriffs push back against calls for more gun control

  1. NC says:

    “He told The Denver Post that multiple Denver police officers told him they had no choice in attending Wednesday’s event with the president, suggesting that there would be repercussions for attending the protest.”

    Oh go grow some balls, you damn police officers. Oh no, Obama is going to hurt us if we don’t show up. Wahh!!!! Obama doesn’t control you. WE THE PEOPLE control Obama.

    “Obama noted during Wednesday’s visit that more than 100 days have passed since the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown and reignited the national debate over access to guns.”

    Oh for cryin’ out loud, would you stop whining and mentioning the Sandy Hoax and the Colorado Shooting every time you mention gun control. It’s getting old real quick. Get over it. It’s over. At least have something else to prove your point. Oh wait! That’s right, you don’t have anything else to prove your point!!

  2. Toecutter says:

    They are doing now is what was done by King George. Removing our access to powder, bullets, primers, brass, and other reloading supplies. This has to stop. Backdoor subversion. The war has begun my friends. The time has come for us to respond. I know it sucks , but to remain silent is tacit approval. I DONT AGREE. YOU WANT MY GUN COME AND PHUCKIN GET EM. The bridge is just down the road keep walking you’ll get there.

  3. Mark Alessandra says:

    I’m still waiting for ammunition manufacters to stop selling to DHS & take care of we the people. One of 2 things will happen. When DHS is done with them they’ll want them shutdown or to work strictly for the government. Take care of we the people 1st. Also does anyone else find it odd that no manufactures from other country’s are supplying ammo? Is it being stopped at customs? Good topic for reporters to dig up if they have the balls!

    • NC says:

      I KNOW, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING FOR THE LONGEST TIME!! Why are the gun companies still selling ammunition to the government when they know that everything the government is doing is unconstitutional? Just break the damn contracts and sell to WE THE PEOPLE! Are they really that stupid??

      If the government threatens them then have WE THE PEOPLE back them up or hire private security or something. To continue funding these DHS terrorists is insanity! They are funding their own demise. What the hell are they thinking.

      STOP SELLING TO DHS AND THE GOVERNMENT! IT’S COMMON SENSE! LET THE GOVERNMENT MAKE THEIR OWN DAMN BULLETS if they think enough for 75 years is still not enough for them. It’s ridiculous!

    • NC says:

      Why are all the ammo for the government being bought in only our country and not other countries? Because they want to starve us out of ammunition and create an arms race. They don’t want us to have ammo so they are buying it all up in order to make it scarce for WE THE PEOPLE and the MSM refuses to acknowledge this because they are controlled by the government and the elite who tell them not to say anything or just ignore it by talking about something else.

  4. NC says:

    ““[W]e urge our state elected officials not to make decisions during this grieving period because it would likely lead to policies that are unenforceable and possible unconstitutional, while punishing law abiding citizens and doing nothing to reduce violent crime,” the paper read.”

    “Possibly” unconstitutional? Are you F**KING KIDDING ME??? It IS unconstitutional you, dumbass! “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”!!!! 2nd Article of the Constitution!!! DUH!! What school did you go to, dumbass?

  5. DV says:

    You can still get the Russian made 7.62×39 AK ammo around here, it just costs two or three times as much as it did.. A local shooter’s supply is advertising that they have everything fully in stock (if you want to pay the price). No one who has had guns for years already is going to be short on ammo. I knew a guy who had three thousands rounds for his AK, several years ago. If you’re just now getting around to buying, though, you may be SOL. I bought my guns, not because I love guns, but on the principle that my ability to buy might soon be curtailed. Looks like I was onto something.

    —Dave in East TN

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