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Published: Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:09 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is just more proof that "gun control" is a euphemism for "gun ban" and that they will take any incremental step they can to achieve that goal. "Never let a crisis go to waste" opportunists are exploiting horrible criminal acts to advance their agenda.

However, none of the schemes they hatch actually do anything to prevent future tragedies. Indeed, the seem to try to prevent actions that would fix the problems. They oppose strengthening metal health records access. They oppose arming teachers, or even added security in schools. Instead, they just create more "gun free" killing zones, and want to disarm potential victims.

Colorado politicians, and those from any other state who stoop to these counter-productive "feel good" measures certainly need to be replaced at the first opportunity.

Gun bans simply do not work, and never have. "It's not the guns, it's the criminals!"

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Demanding more gun control laws because criminals have too many guns, is like having yourself neutered because you believe the neighbors have too many kids.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

To Progressives: Why is it that we can't require our politicians to just stand by the constitution, rather than pander to the weaknesses of people or 'protecting' them from themselves? Does a liberal even understand the word 'patronizing' (to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a politician who patronizes his constituents)? What do we gain by taking away individual rights? or passing laws that patronize someone that is made in the image of God? How arrogant of progressives to remove God from people's lives and then place themselves above Him! Where does a progressive, citizen A, get the right to take away from Citizen B to give to Citizen C? When was that ever an American ideal? How arrogant and proud can you be?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Limiting ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and expanding background checks are not great inconveniences to anyone. Calling them radical threats to Second Amendment rights sounds like the ravings of someone who isn’t even trying to be rational.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Magpul industries is welcome to set up shop here.

Craig,
what is the threshold? How much of a right is lost before you say enough is enough? WH=hen there is no right left?

Joey D
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Craig Clark-

That how it starts, far from the end!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

incremental encroachment, incremental tyranny, incremental subjugation, incremental enslavement.

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Craig Clark

If it is not a great inconvenience then why do we need it at all?

By your own admission it accomplishes little other than to make it harder for law abiding citizens to fight back.

Shouldn't local, state and federal law enforncement live by the same law so that we can the people can fight against tryanny if ever necessary?

Is it not an obvious infringement of the right ot bear arms?

infringe = to reduce or limit.

worf
Mcallen, TX

What a shame.

Liberal Californians escaping the leaders they put in office, are moving to Colorado..

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