State Senator Neville (R-Littleton) revives ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill

2nd Amendment + idiots = civil war

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The last time the NRA and pals tried to sneak this through it got soundly defeated. But never let it be said that Colorado’s gun enthusiasts give up easily.

Colorado State Senator Tim Neville, R-Littleton (email) has snatched up the fallen flag of ‘Constitutional Carry‘ and decided to run with it. Clearly he’s courting NRA members (and don’t forget that tasty, tasty money!) for his eventual reelection bid.

I suspect the bill will look a lot like the last one (previous House Bill 11-1205 – the new one is SB-25) – it’s passed the Colorado House and is currently in the state Senate.

Gun rights organizations are pimping the daylights out of it and urging their members to ‘turn up the heat’ on state Senators.

Here’s some background info on Constitutional Carry and an editorial at the DenverPost.

Here’s something that should alarm even the most politics-resistant person: the folks supporting this endorse (and heartily so) arming blind people. Oh, what a great concept that is. “Firing blindly” takes on a whole new (and horrifying!) meaning.

No. NO. NO! Call your state Senator and say no to this insanity again: Directory by District.

  6 comments for “State Senator Neville (R-Littleton) revives ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill

    January 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What is a gun for? Come on, it’s Final Jeopardy! That’s right: to kill people. A pistol is about as useless as a rock for nailing wildlife, especially critters who are more than ten feet away. And it gets much worse if they’re moving. So that leaves aliens and people. And I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen any aliens in quite a few decades. But “carrying” adds ego, just like a Dodge Ram pickup with those loud rumble-rumble exhaust pipes. Didn’t you know those make the thing go faster? The West wasn’t won with a registered gun, you know. Just ask George Armstrong Custer.

  2. January 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Custer? So… we should carry bows instead? Well, I DO own a copy of Lord of the Rings, so it seems only fitting. So much for concealed carry… :-D

    January 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    No, slingshot! One worked pretty well for the bloke named David.

  4. LTLR
    January 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    In Colorado, you are already allowed to carry concealed without a permit in your home, property (leased or owned) or while using a personal means of conveyance (car, motorcycle, bicycle) for the protection of yourself, your property or someone else, including their protection of self and property. A permit is essentially for using public transportation and walking into public places, you are however allowed to carry open (outside the clothes) in those situations, basically you untuck your gun. There is no increased background check to receive a permit other than the background check used to sell you a gun and anyone who can lawfully buy a gun will be allowed a concealed permit if they pay the fee. I carry a concealed firearm every day without a permit, although it might be inconvenient and probably intimidates people when I untuck and display my firearm while walking into the gas station, that is the law and I intend to follow it. My personal opinion is that permits don’t really protect the health, safety or wellbeing of anyone. I don’t think criminals who ignore the law should be the only ones carrying concealed without a permit.

  5. Gregory Iwan
    January 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    When the Soviet Union placed intermediate and medium-range nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba in 1962, that country’s Premier (Khrushchev) vehemently denied that these were “offensive” weapons. I guess it kind of depends on whether the thing(s) is (are) pointed at you.

  6. January 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Colorado Republicans Push Bill To Allow Guns In Elementary Schools

    By Marie Diamond on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Abandoning any pretense that they’re focused on job creation, Colorado Republicans have clarified their priorities for the new legislative session: guns rights. Specifically, they are doing their best to ensure that citizens have the unfettered ability to carry guns anywhere — including into elementary, middle, and high schools:

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