They think they’re MORE than capable of running our lives for us, after all. Voters like you and me just “get in the way.”
Well, I’m a State Representative who believes the opposite . . .
I believe it’s time for you and me to send a loud and clear message to the General Assembly that the days of demanding gun owners’ votes and then doing nothing in return are OVER.
In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it concealed for self-defense. Period.
This is the way it’s done in Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming.
And despite the hand-wringing of the gun-grabbers, the news media and government bureaucrats, those states have not seen a rise in shoot-outs and vigilante justice since passing Constitutional Carry.
I know you’re not surprised.
When law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves, criminals soon realize they had better start looking for another line of work.
After all, attacking a “victim” armed with a concealed firearm can often result in early “retirement!”
The fact is, the gun-grabbers’ overbearing and UNCONSTITUTIONAL “regulations” and “requirements” are meant to do nothing more than undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens just like you and me.
After all, do CRIMINALS ask for government permission before they carry a concealed weapon?
Do CRIMINALS have to pay fees or take training classes?
Of course not.
All they have to do is claim they’re worried you MIGHT commit a crime in the future -– a power which will almost certainly be abused in certain areas.
*** Military veterans can be STRIPPED of the right to carry a concealed weapon;
Simply acknowledging mental stress to an anti-gun government psychologist upon returning from war could trigger the ban.
*** Colorado gun owners must pay a fee every five years, or have their “training renewed,” just to keep their permits;
Some estimates show these regulations cost law-abiding Colorado gun owners up to $3 million every year, which is why some “pro-gun” organizations (of whom many are firearms instructors) supported this provision in the past.
Our job is to force the Legislature to pass Constitutional Carry when they come back to Denver.
No other group is fighting for the right to keep and bear arms in Colorado but Rocky Mountain Gun Owners . . .
. . . which is why I’m a member of RMGO myself.
But this fight won’t be easy.
Gun control groups are likely going to be pouring millions into Colorado to brow-beat weak-kneed politicians into DEFEATING Constitutional Carry.
You and I can’t let that happen.
Then, using mail, email and phone banks, I plan to recruit an additional 50,000 Second Amendment supporters all across Colorado to help join in this fight.
And when the fight really begins to heat up, my hope is to run targeted newspaper and radio ads to help us get the votes to put us over the top.
Unfortunately, I’m afraid even all this won’t be enough.
If you and I want to DEFEAT the gun-grabbers’ anti-gun lobby, we must be prepared to push on every front.
None of these tactics will be cheap. So I must ask for your generous financial support, as well.
- Pro-Gun Activists Demand Permitless Carry of Concealed Weapons (blogs.lawyers.com)
- CCRKBA Encouraged By Pro-Second Amendment Republican Platform (sys-con.com)
- NAGR Warns Against Those Who Are Trying ‘Steam Roll Our Constitutional Right To Bear Arms’ (freedomoutpost.com)
- NOREEN: No evidence of guns at UCCS (gazette.com)
- Issue over concealed handguns crops up at RNC (kansascity.com)
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