Even More “Gun-Grab Prevention” Nonsense

Among the 135 bills introduced into the legislature on Wedesnday is HB12-1064, sponsored solely by Majority Leader Amy Stephens. Addressing the critical issue of firearms confiscation.

Because as you know, firearms confiscation in Colorado is right around the corner:

The bill prohibits the state or any political subdivision of the state (state), during a declared state of emergency, from prohibiting or restricting the otherwise lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage, or display of a firearm or ammunition; seizing or confiscating a lawfully possessed firearm, except in specific, described circumstances; or requiring registration of a firearm or ammunition for which registration is not otherwise required by law. An exception is made for the commercial sale of firearms if an authorized authority has ordered an evacuation or a general closure of business.

In short, this bill would prohibit the state or local governments from restricting firearms during a declared state of emergency. It’s an outgrowth of a national campaign to whip up hysteria over something called the UN Small Arms Treaty, and other legislators like Sen. Greg Brophy have introduced similar totally superfluous bills addressing various aspects this “problem” in the past–usually by creating a conflict with federal law. And for those of you who didn’t know, the state of Colorado has never attempted to confiscate firearms during a state of emergency.

Perhaps the only thing notable about this bill, sure to die unceremoniously, is that Stephens is carrying it. We see how it might be useful in her “Tea Party” primary against Rep. Marsha Looper, who is making a big splash today with her bill to repeal “AmyCare.”

Well forget “AmyCare,” says Amy Stephens. Obama Hickenlooper wants to take your guns!

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. PitaPita says:

    But then maybe not – everything I’ve read says Amy is in for a fight.  

  2. Gray in Mountains says:

    she should sponsor bills to allow:

    weapons at DIA

    removal of Xray stuff at the capitol and allow weapons in the capitol

  3. thiokuutoo says:

    If you don’t have something serious or real as a problem

    Make up crap.

    Sometimes it is like there is a microchip in Republicans that is used to feed them hysterical fear of things that do not exist. Like controlling dust or sun spots.

  4. SSG_Dan says:

    Amy’s going for the moonbats who tend to turn out for primaries, while Marsha is going for the solid part of the electorate that’s coming out for the general election.

    I suspect it’s also a play for the endorsement of the Air Force Combat Dentist that has his OWN crowd of moonbats to woo.  

  5. gertie97 says:

    a solution in search of a problem. It’s what Republicans do best. It’s the same as running a bill to stop the EPA from regulating farm dust, when no such regulation was contemplated.

    At least it might keep Stephens busy, instead of devoting her energy into screwing up something that matters.

  6. BlueCat says:

    GOP legislators don’t care about real solutions to real problems.  All they care about is getting their base to the polls so they can be re-elected to propose more nonsense like this to get their base to the polls….rinse repeat.

  7. Diogenesdemar says:

    and he (she? Republican Governor? hahahaha) publicly declares that “all of Colorado is burning today,” I say — you can have my squirt gun . . . when you pry it from my cold, wet hands!

  8. cuppajoe says:

    This is just another example of the R doing anything and everything to keep from working on our one real issue… jobs.  And, changing regulations does not qualify, in my estimation, as a ‘job creator’

    • RedGreenRedGreen says:

      That’s virtually all they’re talking about at the leg, though the parties disagree on how to tackle the problem. Both sides have detailed jobs agendas, and both sides have some bills that are outside that agenda.

  9. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    when I fall way behind in the installment payments ;-(

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