This morning, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made good on his promise and signed gun control legislation into law. The new laws will expand background checks, impose background check fees, and set a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines.
Confirmed: all three #GunControl bills have been signed by @hickforco. #COleg
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) March 20, 2013
@hickforco signed the #magban & #backgroundcheck bills this morning in a ceremony w/ victims’ families & #gunviolence survivors. #COleg
— Coloradans4GunSafety (@CO_GunSafety) March 20, 2013
To Hickenlooper and Colorado Democrats, the Second Amendment is evidently just an outdated concept. But gun rights advocates don’t see it that way, and they’re taking this assault on their constitutional rights very seriously:
@9news @brandonrittiman @hickforcoto bad applause from politicians does not equal approval from the citizens
— Aline Marie(@alinemarieBC) March 20, 2013
@elistokols @hickforcoSad day in Colorado and Constitutional history. Just because you can, doesn’t make it right.
— Jolene Chapman (@JoleneChapman) March 20, 2013
@elistokols @hickforco has officially lost the confidence of ME and the #MAJORITY of Colorado Citizens! #COleg #COlegFAIL
— John Pagel (@TheRealPagel) March 20, 2013
Sad day in co. Our rights just have been violated. The Bill of Rights means nothing now as it is being destroyed 1×1 by #coleg n @hickforco
— Frankster (@MystikalAznEpic) March 20, 2013
By Dems admission, new #guncontrol in CO will not prevent next tragedy. What is Dem machine spinning-up to leverage the next one? #COLeg
— James Viser (@JamesViser) March 20, 2013
CO officially marginalizing those who practice a safe, responsible firearms lifestyle. #COleg #guncontrol gazette.com/articles/hicke…
— Amy Oliver (@AmyOliverShow) March 20, 2013
Marking this day of @hickforco ‘s signatures on #guncontrol by getting a few extra-capacity 20rd mags for my Beretta 92A1 #coleg #copolitics
— Tom (@BoreGuru) March 20, 2013
@hickforco I’m ashamed to say I voted for you. #notmygovernor
— Vitaly Kroy (@VitalyKroy) March 20, 2013
This won’t be forgotten @hickforco. What a sad day for our #2a rights.
— Not Kim Weeks (@notkimco) March 20, 2013
With this stunt, Hickenlooper could find himself facing a steep uphill reelection battle:
Landmark #cogungrab bills signed. Shame on @hickforco for letting NY take over.Keep our eyes on 2014. @magpul_hq9news.com/rss/article.as…
— Douglas County GOP (@DougCOGOP) March 20, 2013
@kyleclark @ivanjourno @hickforco #HIGHfive your way out of #CO and the #GovOffice #FAIL #COlegFAIL
— John Pagel (@TheRealPagel) March 20, 2013
@hickforco the citizens of Colorado will be demanding your resignation for breaking your oath to defend and protect the constitution
— josh doyle (@joshdoyle12) March 20, 2013
Time to start the #recall efforts against @hickforco and all the @cosendem ‘s who are working for big government and not #WeThePeople
— GunShooter (@GunShooter_CO) March 20, 2013
@hickforco Good luck with a second term bucko.Gun control is where political careers go to die. #COleg
— Ryan W. (@ryanek9freak) March 20, 2013
@hickforco #iwillnotcomply you have overstepped your authority & deliberately trashed the constitution. I vow to make sure you’re voted out.
— Paul Prosise (@PaulProsise) March 20, 2013
.@hickforco Hickenlooper celebrates the birth of the GOP in 1854 (today in history) by stripping Coloradoans of our constitutional rights.
— BriDub (@brianwaldie) March 20, 2013
On guns: @senatorbrophy: “whether I run or not, I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that @hickforco is not re-elected.”
— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 20, 2013
@hickforco at least the next election you will be unemployed. #gunrights #magban #magpul
— Otis Bentley (@OtisBentley1) March 20, 2013
Earlier this week, Boulder-based gun accessories manufacturer Magpul confirmed its plans to leave Colorado if the ban on high-capacity magazines went through.
Get your mags now. @hickforco just turned us into criminals. Sorry to see you go @magpul_hq. We will always support you. #war #magban
— Matt Cramer (@fortyfootmusic) March 20, 2013
“@hickforco: Job growth is up.”What will happen to job growth when @magpul_hq pulls out of CO?
— John Baker (@JohnFromCO) March 20, 2013
But Magpul won’t be the only business affected by the new laws:
Remember: It’s not just @magpul_hq leaving thnx to CO #magban. Suppliers, subcontractors, adios==> michellemalkin.com/2013/02/22/why…
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 20, 2013
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, knowing full-well that these laws are ridiculous, has already said he won’t enforce them. Will others follow his lead?
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/20/gov-hickenlooper-signs-gun-grabbing-bills-coloradans-lament-assault-on-2nd-amendment/