Saturday, November 30, 2019

More Colorado Gun Legislation Coming in 2020

The 2020 Colorado legislative session is right around the corner, and it appears that Colorado legislators are wasting no time thinking of new laws to introduce.  The unconstitutional abomination that is known as the "Colorado Red Flag Law" takes effect at the beginning of 2020, and they can't wait to introduce yet more gun control legislation.

Specifically, state representative Tom Sullivan feels emboldened by the passing of the Colorado Red Flag Law in 2019 and has his eyes set on passing more gun control bills, year, after year, after year.  The types of laws on which Sullivan has his eye this year are gun storage laws and a "lost and stolen" bill to make it a crime for a gun owner not to report lost or stolen firearms.  Although the Denver Post indicates that the 2020 gun control framework is not clear yet, it is a good bet that the legislators are eager and anxious to charge full steam ahead to do "something" to show that they are saving the public from themselves.

From the article:

“It should be something that we discuss on a regular basis,” said Sullivan, a Democrat from Aurora who championed the red flag bill, and whose son was murdered in the 2012 movie theater massacre. “You should see one or two of these types of bills being brought forward, year after year after year, so that collectively, after five or six bills, we’ve tightened things up.”

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Addendum 12/2/19:  This NRA-ILA article illustrates why "one size fits all" firearms storage laws that many states enact are dangerous to firearms owners who prefer to have a ready firearm for use in self-defense.  These laws punish law-abiding firearms owners, but do not punish the criminals who perpetrate the crime of stealing weapons or hurting/killing others.

This Writer's Opinion: Here we go again! The Californiaization of Colorado is well underway with no indication of slowing down.  They've done it with our energy production industry, and they are doing it with more gun control.  The California gun control laws have become so Draconian and abusive that owning a gun in California is nearly impossible.  And it all started with what Colorado is doing now.  Gun law after gun law in the name of "common sense" is attacking us with "death by 1,000 papercuts."  One little bill after one little bill.  "But these are common sense..." they say.  "But law-abiding gun owners are not affected..." they say.  Right out of the California gun control playbook.

When Sullivan says:

“You should see one or two of these types of bills being brought forward, year after year after year, so that collectively, after five or six bills, we’ve tightened things up.”

Click now to get PREPARED!I can tell you that he and his legislative cronies have no intention of stopping at "five or six bills"  They see what California is doing and are salivating at the thought of ramming through more gun control so that we can be "just like California."

When the Colorado legislators:

"...insists that safe, responsible gun owners have nothing to fear."

That is true - if you are a gun owner who has only one shotgun for bird hunting and have no intention of keeping a ready (loaded) firearm to use for home defense, then you probably won't care.  But need I warn you that states like New York who have already enacted this type of legislation have made it illegal to keep any gun stored in a ready (loaded) condition, and often mandate that guns be completely disassembled while in storage.  And you can only store them in containers deemed satisfactory by the lawmakers.

Colorado has taken a hard left turn, and I'm afraid there is no stopping it.  Democrats far outnumber Republicans in this state, with the only hope of winning back the legislator and the Governor's Mansion is by reaching out to the independents to make our case on the issues to help turn this around.  Many Californians have moved here because California became too oppressive and expensive to live.  The problem is that these people learned nothing of what created their problems in California, and are voting for implementing the same types of laws here.  Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Need I say more?

And in Other News...

"Paramilitary Training" Illegal:

So if this bill passes, if you train with any type of firearm for any reason in Virginia, you would be considered a criminal?  Wait a minute!  The gun control crowd keeps lecturing us on getting trained so that we are "responsible" gun owners.  They don't want "militias" running around in the woods training to overthrow the government.  I get it.  But when they start declaring any type of training for self-defense as "militia" style training, then we will have people becoming unwitting criminals, landing in jail, and losing their gun rights forever.  This is a scary one, folks because people who know little to nothing about firearms or firearms training are dictating to us not only what firearms we are allowed to own, but what types of training we are allowed to do.

So if I live in a state that enacts this type of law, I take my students out and we perform training that involves "shooting on the move" since self-defense is not like shooting at stationary paper targets, we could go to jail under a law like this.  All it would take is for our otherwise law-abiding training activities to be witnessed by a frightened person with no actual knowledge of what self-defense training entails and their own little unchangeable paradigm of what should be considered illegal training under a bill like this, and you would have law enforcement being called out on a "criminal act."  Then good and honest people would have to lawyer up to defend themselves in court.

Gun control Strategy: Mandate training in order to possess firearms, then outlaw any type of training.  

Under a law like this, any type of firearms training could conceivably end up being outlawed.  For that matter, I'm not sure they won't eventually start targetting USPSA and IDPA matches under a law like this.  People gathering in a group of one or more to participate in the dynamic shooting techniques in different simulated threat scenarios.  Nope - you're training to be a militia to take over our government!

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Reid's Top Three Rifle Drills:

This week's drill is another good one from Reid Henrichs at Valor Ridge.  I personally have a 9mm PCC carbine rifle set up as a home defense weapon, and this video demonstrates good practice techniques for presenting the weapon and acquiring the target quickly, and also includes mention of how this is applicable to using a rifle as a home defense weapon.  Muscle memory is the key to proficiency, and this video illustrates the proper form in order to build up that muscle memory.

This drill can be easily set up and practiced using the LASR App training system, and an AR platform rifle with a SIRT bolt installed but then should be done at the range under live fire to practice with recoil and actual live-fire conditions..  Go to my LASR App page and use my discount code to receive a discount on the LASR App training gear, including the LASR App software and the SIRT rifle bolt.

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