Thursday, March 21, 2013


Minutes after signing the most draconian antigun laws in Colorado history, Governor John "No, Really, I'm A Moderate!" Hickenlooper and his band of tame chimpanzees issued a "signing statement" alleging that at least the magazine capacity ban didn't really mean what the magazine capacity ban law said. Here's an example:
In considering the language of HB13-1224, we have consulted with the Office of the Attorney General and we concur with its advice that the large-capacity magazine ban should be construed narrowly to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Second Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. We have signed HB13-1224 into law based on the understanding that it will be interpreted and applied narrowly and consistently with these important constitutional provisions.
Read the whole tortured exercise here.

In short. these clowns took Michael Bloomberg at his word that the boilerplate laws were reasonable, Constitutional and good for what ails ya! What they didn't do is either read the laws they introduced — and after 5 days at the state capitol talking to the people who introduced these laws, I'm not entirely convinced they could read them, certainly not without moving their lips. I have NEVER met a less impressive group of individuals in my life! They also made the decision — well, they actually just followed Bloomberg's 4 full-time paid lobbyists' script — and ignored any criticism of the Bloomberg boilerplate because, you know, Michael Bloomberg wouldn't lie, would he?

Now they're walking it back all over the place, because the laws are disasters, designed solely to punish innocent citizens for "technical" infractions. They are also starting to realize that these laws are not going to pass Constitutional muster. Here's our "caring" Governor:
“I was ambivalent on this to a degree,” Hickenlooper said, noting the inconvenience for law-abiding gun owners. “But in the end, these high-capacity magazines turn killers into killing machines. I think the potential for damage seems to outweigh the inconvenience.”
Here's the "inconvenience" the Governor is talking about — arrest for possession of a magazine with a capacity of greater than 15 rounds or a magazine that can be readily converted to such, confiscation of your vehicle (if the magazines were found in a vehicle or any other reason the police can think of), the magazines and your firearms, a trip to jail where you'll be booked, fingerprinted and thrown into a cell until you can reach your criminal attorney, who will charge you a "standard" retainer of $10,000 and arrange your bail. Eventually, you'll go before a judge, who will ask your attorney for a plea — innocent — and do you have a defense? You will say yes, I owned the magazine prior to 1 July 2013, and the judge will say, "No harm; no foul; you're free to go."

Of course, you've got to pay your attorney, and because your car, guns and magazines were "seized for cause," that is, the property was confiscated because you in fact broke a law, you will probably get your car back, but Denver and surrounding municipalities have a policy that NO guns "seized for cause" will be returned.

That's the minor "inconvenience" that the Governor says is definitely worth inflicting on law-abiding Colorado citizens for a law that will, according to B-Ho's own Justice Department says will have NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER on crime.

That John Hickenlooper, what a guy! I so look forward to voting against him!


nj larry said...

"I'm not entirely convinced they could read them, certainly not without moving their lips."

Having nothing to do last week, I actually listened for HOURS the Colorado Senate floor debate. At first, I thought it was me! Then I realized that these elected officials were absolute morons. They sounded less intelligent than my garage mechanic on a bad day. The pinnacle of stupidity was when one genius got up and started addressing a different bill. When chided by the Senate President (the lady enforcing the rules) the Senator just did a Roseanne Roseannadanna. Nevermind, picked up her papers and walked away from the lectern. Hilarious that these folks tell US how to live.

Dillonhelp said...

Time to relocate to AZ!

Rob Drummond said...

Hickenlooper, he probably walks his dog off leash! Hickenlooser the bum!
Rob Drummond
Hillsboro, NH

Fiftycal said...

How about a new secret bunker in a FREE STATE?

clark myers said...

I look forward to not being eligible to vote in Colorado myself - but sure I'll be supporting the opposition just the same.

Anonymous said...

I think the solution is simple. wait for law to pass. Toss magazines into car of asshat that voted for this crap. Call police on them, and we have poetic justice. Do this 3 times and watch the magic of repeal. Bonus of politicians in jail. Yes it's evil, bit so are they.

kmitch200 said...

Dillonhelp said...
Time to relocate to AZ!


We do have some 'room temperature IQ' politicians but they are outnumbered by CONSERVATIVES.
Come on Michaeal, you spend a bunch of time here already. :) :)

Anonymous said...

Michael, I hear you talk about campaigning against and voting against the enemy. I hear you talking about buying land in a free state. I hear you talking about no more filming in Co. I haven't heard a serious rant about Michael packing his sh/t and moving. How bad does it have to get? Moving Sucks. Sitting in jail after spending the equivelant of down payment money on your defense sucks more. At this point what will it take to make the secret hidden bunker a fond memory?

Norman said...

I like Anonymous 8:35 PM's idea. I'm hard pressed to think of a better use for budget 30-round magazines than his idea.

If they can seize your car, will they also seize your house? I understand USPS has pretty good rates on express mail.....

Longer term, vote them out. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

And, as far as I'm concerned, if a firearms-related business stays in Colorado I'll spend my money somewhere else. Yes, I understand this was not of your making, and you are, as Magpul correctly identified, "in occupied territory." Nonetheless, staying in Colorado means you are supporting the evil regime with your tax dollars.

I refuse to.

boomerstan said...

I awakened this morning thinking about Anonymous' comment to enforce these laws against those politicians that gave it to us. I think he may be on to something. “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” -Abraham Lincoln. This could be the new meme. (A meme (pron.: /ˈmiːm/; meem)[1] is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.[3])
Let us start a conversation, then a campaign—calling for the strict enforcement of these laws—starting with those legislature members who voted for them. Let them taste the results of their own stupidity. Then maybe those helpful idiots that supported those dastardly politicians by voting them into office.
Maybe if the sheriffs of Colorado announced their intention to do so, these politicians might get a clue and repeal them before they become enforceable. Actually arresting and jailing them might be the best way to protect them.

DamDoc said...

Can I get registered to vote absentee in Colorado from Maine?.. If i just say i dont have an ID, and it is unfair to ask me for one, will that be enough to get by any inconvienient voting requirements? Maybe, we too, can play their filthy game!

Anonymous said...

What about folks just traveling through Colorado, with empty magazines capable of holding 15 rounds stored in the trunk or locked up in the car? Will they also be arrested?

Glen said...

“But in the end, these high-capacity magazines turn killers into killing machines. I think the potential for damage seems to outweigh the inconvenience.”

They also turn victims into survivors. Restrictions on armed self-defense will always kill more people than they save.

If our best defense is “inconvenience” or “no effect whatsoever on crime” or even confiscation of legally purchased property, we'll lose every time. We must argue that gun controls kill innocent law-abiding civilians by impairing their ability to legally defend themselves.

This is what the fight is really about: our opponents want to abolish the right to self-defense.

C J said...

Can't read without moving his lips?

You think the people of Colorado could read the ballots last November?

Michael Arizona said...

Take Alf and have him pee on the Governor's lawn.

Anonymous said...

Lickenpooper, what an a**hat.

As a former refugee from the Democratic People's Republics of Kalifornia and Kalirado I say -- come join us in the free state of AZ. You are most welcome here!

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