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Pressured by Obama, Biden & Co., Colorado Democrats prepare to set a liberal example.
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It’s not just Joe Biden pressuring Colorado Democrats. Local and national media are also trying to grease the skids for the Obama administration and local Democrats’ goal of restricting access to and use of guns to the greatest possible degree.
Denver Post reporter Jeremy Meyer, taking a page from the New York Times by writing an editorial thinly disguised as news, suggests that “Colorado wouldn’t be much more strict with new gun laws.” Given the tendency of many people visiting news websites to just read headlines (for example, if someone wants some sports news but glances at political headlines), this particular headline is particularly misleading.
Meyer notes helpfully that Colorado would not be as strict as California, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, as if those states represent a goal which all right-minded people should strive for. He then points out — which you would never gather from the headline — that Colorado “would, however, be stricter than other states in the Mountain West.”
Meyer quotes an organization that “gave Colorado a D- grade for its current laws.” Actually, Colorado received a D, not a D-, but then what’s a little thing like truth when you’re trying to save the world, right Jeremy? Care to take a guess where Colorado ranked among the 50 states to get that “D” grade? 45th? 40th? Nope… not even in the bottom half. Colorado ranked 22nd out of 50 states and would apparently only be raised to a C- grade with all the new gun restrictions. Again, why write news in a newspaper when parroting anti-gun propaganda is so much easier (and makes the editors so happy)?
The usually politically even-handed Denver Post reporter Lynn Bartels compared Republican opposition to gun restrictions to Republicans opposing the creation of a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Aaaah yes, gotta throw the race card when logic isn’t in your favor, especially when the only thing even vaguely bipartisan about the votes is the opposition.
The New York Times, in discussing the raft of gun restrictions, says that Colorado is “a state with deep conservative and independent streaks.” Their effort is to make people believe that if gun restrictions make sense in Colorado, they have to make sense almost everywhere. But this is a state that has Democrats in complete control of state government and that has gone for Barack Obama in the last two elections. The conservative and independent streaks are becoming less deep with each passing month, especially as Californians and New Yorkers pollute this once freedom-loving state. Much like a mindless parasite that kills its host, they abandon the destructive impacts of their states’ liberal policies — then come here and vote for liberals.
In the meantime, a small school district in western Colorado has voted to allow a high school principal and district superintendent to carry guns on school property following their taking proper training. (The district’s offices are located at the high school.) They will each receive an extra $1 in annual salary. At least there remains an independent streak somewhere in this now bluish-purple state.
It is a dark time for liberty in Colorado, and the forces of “gun control,” which is to say those who believe that government should control all the guns, are casting their malign shadows on this once liberty-loving and self-reliant state. They hope to use what happens in Colorado as a lever with which to unleash a torrent of anti-gun legislation across the nation that is currently being held back by an ever less secure boulder (but not Boulder!) of freedom, common sense, and respect for the Constitution.
When Joe Biden and the New York Times are trying to influence Colorado politics, you know that the left considers — and probably with good reason — the current battle to be a pivotal point in their war against the Second Amendment. Pro-gun rights Coloradoans are putting up a good fight, but when it comes to the state government, we are badly outgunned.
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