Colorado’s Democrat Governor, Jared Polis, has signed more gun control legislation into law. Three pieces of legislation were passed; House Bill 1298, Senate Bill 256, and House Bill 1299.
House Bill 1298 claims to close the “gun show loophole” by required a background check for any and all firearms sales. This legislation also bars anyone convicted of certain misdemeanors from buying a firearm .
House Bill 1299 created the Office of Gun Violence and Prevention within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Senate Bill 256 allows for localities to create gun laws and regulations that are stronger than what the state has to offer.
While none of these bills ban certain types of firearms they still aim to curb the rights of Coloradans. Senate Bill 256 in particular may pave the way for the city of Boulder or some other locality to introduce gun bans and push confiscation legislation.
Many gun-control advocates pushed for these bills to be passed after the shooting in a grocery store, but the interesting thing is that none of these measures would have prevented the shooting.
From Bearing Arms:
The killer didn’t have anything in his background that would have stopped him from getting a gun, so closing that so-called loophole didn’t do anything.
Then there’s the Office of Gun Violence and Prevention. In other words, those of you in Colorado will have your tax dollars spent to fund an office that will really only focus on taking away your constitutionally protected rights. That’s got to make you feel some kind of way, doesn’t it?
None of those bills would have stopped the shooting, but while they claim they were inspired by the shooting, Boulder was an excuse, not a motivating factor. Democrats in the state wanted to pass these bills anyway. They just couldn’t get away with it until something happened, so I fully suspect they were celebrating in the aftermath of the King Soopers shooting.
They’ll likely deny such a thing, of course, and why wouldn’t they? But we know better.