#Guncontrol – Colorado Democrats to ban popular shotgun?

Posted by: Phineas on March 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Yet another “solution” that won’t do a thing to deal the problem of mass shootings, but will trample on the rights of law-abiding citizens:

A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.

A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign.

“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.

And what would this bill do? It bans the dreaded “high-capacity magazine,” which affects this model because it can be adapted to hold more than eight shells. If the bill becomes law, it would impose draconian rules:

“The law is specific as of July 1. You can keep it, but only if you maintain continuous possession of it,” Brophy said. “If it breaks, you can’t give to a gunsmith even to fix it. You can’t hand it to your son to use. It’s all now outlawed because of this 1224, the bill that Gov. Hickenlooper says he’s going to sign … this is most extreme thing anybody’s ever done related to firearms.”

Like many of the gun-grabbing bills pushed by progressives (whose real intent is a de facto ban via onerous regulations), this bill ignores the facts about firearms-related violence in America, including the fact that the vast majority of mass shootings involve handguns. It pays no attention to what may well be the real problem, the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill.

There is a problem, but taking advantage of tragedies to ram through  legislation that only gives the appearance of doing something to solve it really does nothing.

Except punish the law-abiding.

PS: The article goes on to report that Democratic legislators promise an amendment to deal with this issue. Forgive for thinking that’s an offer to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

via Liberty Unyielding

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    Let’s just ignore the real problems and go with what feels good, say the progs/libs/statists/ Democraps/socialists/communists/idiots.

    And the real problems are, because it was such a feel-good thing to get mentally unstable people out of institutions and onto the streets, a relatively high percentage of mentally unstable people are walking the streets now as “normal” people. This even ignores the fact I believe anyone listed in paragraph 1 above is mentally unstable to begin with. And the second is the same people who foisted the public in general to deal with the mentally unstable have also precluded us from doing anything about Islamic jihadist insanity (think Fort Hood murders).

    Such a combination the feel-good folks have forced onto a society becoming more and more terror-ridden daily.

    Of course, the best way to start solving this problem is to clean out the insanity we have running this country, including all three branches of “our” government and all to PC toadies it takes to run it there.

  2. Jen says:

    Don’t forget, the progs and their ilk worship as a religion the belief that no one should be judged and no behavior is wrong. Therefore, mentally ill people really aren’t mentally ill, they simply have a different outlook due to their “different” life experiences. Same with gays, pedophiles, transgenders, people who have 25 plastic surgeries so they can resemble a cat and on and on.
    They live in a child like dream world. Because their own development is so seriously arrested, they do not take responsibility for anything and therefore are more than happy to have a parent-i.e. the governement-make any and all decisions. And just like a child trusts their parent to make good decisions for them, to protect them, to feed and clothe them, the progs surrender adult choices. By continuing to be child like, they believe it excuses all behavior choices and that the government(mommy and daddy) will make the boo boos all better.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Legislation passed by clamor in the heated rush of misguided emotion always portends disaster. This is merely “inserting the thin end of the wedge first” in an effort to institute a total ban. Remember what happened when Hitler allowed people other than Jews to be armed?

    As for the mental health angle, as long as the ACLU has everyone convinced every mental institution in the US is a replication of the hellhole portrayed in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”(’75), the mentally ill will continue to overpopulate the streets and prisons. Want to talk about mental health and access to firearms? Look up the Betty Broderick case. All her symptoms during her mental decline were aired out in court during her murder trial.

  4. Kyle Blu says:

    I have no idea when Americans are going to just get fed up of Obama and Democrats playing into the emotions of American citizens to pass socialist legislation. If they condemn George Bush by saying that he used 9/11 to send us to Iraq (even though I don’t agree with that line of thought), don’t you think that they could see that Obama and liberals are doing the same thing with the Connecticut school shootings and gun control? Liberals like to think that they have all the answers, but they are so easily sucked into Obama’s crazy, leftist ideology that he coats in honey and spoon feeds to them that they can’t tell when they are being used as pawns in his agenda.

  5. Carlos says:

    @Kyle Blu: People tend to see what they want to see and ignore what doesn’t fit into their preconceived dispositions. Since W was a “conservative” (I’ve never believed that, but then, I don’t believe that a social and fiscal liberal but war hawk has any business claiming a conservative cloak) liberal/prog people viewed him as such because he didn’t toe their specific religious bent in politics, heretical for any non-conservative, and viewed everything he did through such a prism.

    Their reaction as such was not surprising, either, hanging him in effigy numerous times, speaking of the need for “someone” to kill him, etc., all in the name of getting back to a “normal” society not run by a murderous rogue that would turn our country upside down.

    Of course, that’s what my view of the current occupant of the peoples’ house is, that he’s a murderous rogue that would (and in many ways has) turn the country upside down, but I can cite specific instances where I got those beliefs. Progs can only cite “feelings.”