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CBS News Boulder, Colorado, votes to ban assault weapons

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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:10 AM
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Gun control has made a lot of progress this year, here is another one added to the list. I wonder if they will arrest anyone for possesion? EVentually I believe a lot of the country will follow suite.

www.msn.com...



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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:18 AM
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Ah...the Communist People's Republic of Boulder. They held a city wide candle light vigil for an Elk a Police Officer had to put out of it's misery after a latte swilling Prius Driver hit it. It's Ok the whole rest of the State is FULL of SEMIAUTOMATIC weapons. AR-15s are not assault rifles. Anyone who says they are is ignorant of the basic differences of simple mechanics. Read the damn manuals! I've been carrying real Assault Rifles and Machine Guns for 23 years now and all I can do is laugh at these idiots.
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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:22 AM
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Gun restrictions should not have to be implemented. What we need are for parents to be more connected with there kids. And no this is not about school shootings just in general. If someone is brought up in a good home they are less likely to commit crimes. I come from a VERY liberal family and swing “left” (god I hate using these terms). There is only 1 party. The Constitution

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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:32 AM
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The council did, however, extend an olive branch to gun owners in the form of a grandfather clause: residents already in possession of assault weapons will have until the end of the year to receive a certificate proving prior ownership. At that point, all firearm owners who have proven that they owned their assault weapons prior to the passage of the new ban will be permitted to keep them. Only the purchase of new assault weapons is prohibited for Boulder residents who are not members of law enforcement, government officers or military personnel.


So basically, they accomplished nothing but to put a little salve on their butthurt.
I really hope you guys are as gungho when it comes to deciding which of your Rights we limit.

.....but we already know how that's going to go, don't we?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:33 AM
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Not going to stand up to legal scrutiny, seeing as how the Constitution doesn't allow for the banning of certain "classes" of weaponry.

Didn't Colorado learn from losing Magpul?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:34 AM
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What happens if you are out of state and move there with such weapons?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:36 AM
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Look at these silly people wanting to be defensless

What kind of silly people want to give up their rights?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Your weapons are forcibly taken by men with guns, then you're issued a bag of weed and told to chill out.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:39 AM
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Only the purchase of new assault weapons is prohibited for Boulder residents who are not members of law enforcement, government officers or military personnel.


So basically all they have to do is wait for the law abiding certificate holders to die and then it's open season for the feds...

They should form a Union and tell the feds to stick their certificates up their arse. Come take it.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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originally posted by: CB328
Gun control has made a lot of progress this year, here is another one added to the list. I wonder if they will arrest anyone for possesion? EVentually I believe a lot of the country will follow suite.

www.msn.com...


You're an idiot. That is all.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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What an in depth article! Lol a title, with a click bait "show more" button.

Good for Boulder, if those ninnys think banning black guns will somehow make them safer, well then I got a ride on a comet and some kool aid to sell them.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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Can you actually define an assault weapon for me please.


I am curious to see what you actually think it is.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: CB328

Since people are for limiting of rights, when is free expression going to be outlawed?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: CB328
Gun control has made a lot of progress this year, here is another one added to the list. I wonder if they will arrest anyone for possesion? EVentually I believe a lot of the country will follow suite.

www.msn.com...


It is illegal to buy assault weapons in the US.

What they passed was a law banning legal semi automatic weapons.

CB, i respect your right to your opinion, america, free speech, etc.

Remember this post in 30 years...once guns are outlawed, i promise you, your 1st ammendment rights will be taken away, and you will have no recourse. You will curse the fascist dictatorship that will be america...just remember, this will be what you advocated for.

Also remember, they don't take our rights away, we give them away...outlaw all guns, ban hate speech, we don't want prayer here, etc...all in the name of "doing what is fair"

Also remember the 1st ammendment is to protect free speech we don't like, to keep the government out of religion...not the other way around...and to give the citizens a means to protect themselves from an out of control government (that one is the 2nd, since you don't know or understand our constitution)

I higly suggest you read the Fedralist Papers. Feel free to PM me with questions as you do, cause your head will be spinning from the realization that you have been indoctrinated, and are not the free thinker you fancy yourself to be.

With respect,

An American that can still think
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posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Not going to stand up to legal scrutiny, seeing as how the Constitution doesn't allow for the banning of certain "classes" of weaponry.

Didn't Colorado learn from losing Magpul?


I thought the same thing when NY state passed the so called ‘SAFEAct’ which took the 1994 AWB and made it even more draconian. A semi auto rifle with a pistol grip is now considered an assault rifle here under the letter of the law. We laughed and joked about how temporary it was because there was no way it could stand up to court scrutiny. Yet here we are, 5+ years later and the UNSAFEact is still law of the land here.

The only minor saving grace was that nearly every county sheriff in the state stood up and stated that they had actual criminals to investigate and weren’t going to waste the limited resources going After people who refused to alter their rifles to comply w the law or register them with the NY State Police. YES, you read that correctly, they wanted everyone to register their rifles if they didn’t want to alter them to conform to the new, unconstitutional law.

Just to give a little insight as to how the minds of our state law makers were operating in response to Sandy Hook, they rushed this piece of crap through, literally, in the middle of the night and the way they worded the legislation actually made criminals out of every LEO in the state because nobody was allowed to possess a magazine that could hold more than 7 rounds. Anyone who has ever picked up a firearm at Boy Scout camp knows that there is no such thing as a 7 round magazine. That part was altered to allow for 10 round mags but you couldn’t load more than 7 rounds into one without becoming a felon. They also exempted LEO’s from this because they all carry glocks w 15 round mags.

The only aspect of this idiotic law that was # down, temporarily at least, was the background checks for ammunition. The last I checked, that part was still working its way through the courts but I honestly stopped keeping track of it once I bought property in Maine.

Now that we’ve bought a second property and a home there and moved up the timeframe for fleeing Cuomo’s police state I just don’t care because I’ll be s full time resident of a state that is fine with my gay neighbors protecting their marijuana crops with the firearm if their choosing and I no longer have to bother with the paperwork, background checks and 18 month wait for the Sheriffs dept to sign off on a pistol permit because with my Maine drivers license I can walk into a firearms store, pass the NICS check and be on my way with a new handgun in about 20 minutes.

The worst part of the UNSAFEact is that it’s designed to violate not just 2A but the 4th amendment as well for those dumb enough to register their firearms with the State. One of the provisions, which wasn’t an issue for me because I’ve got young kids and already had one, but you now legally have to keep all firearms locked in a gun safe.

On the surface it seems fairly benign and even reasonable to those clamoring for reasonable gun laws. But in the fine print, it gives the state the right to come into your home and verify that you are storing your weapons properly and obviously, once they’re in the door anything else that looks off gives them exigency for s more in depth, warrabtkess searxh of your person and property. It’s s great thank you to people like me who have physical limitations due to their military service. My main reason for owning firearms is to protect myself, my children and my home because even an unarmed intruder can be difficult to overcome when you walk with a cane.

Unfortunately, I’ve got a feeling that by the time I have grandchildren, they will look at me as a chronological anachronism for still owning guns in much the same way I couldn’t process the fact that my dads favorite shows as a kid were radio programs because growing up with color TV in the 70’s and 80’s gave me no way to thoroughly understand what life was like before television. Just like my kids never knew a world without the internet and Xbox.

Sorry for the lengthy rant, but the short version of my diatribe should read “don’t count on the courts to uphold the constitution and invalidate legislation like this. Nearly ever New England state and the NorthEast in general had similar laws in the books right now from New Jersey up through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York etc... Maine seems to gethe only state in the North East that allows for the will of the people to prevail.

It’s a shame that I’m moving my family 6 1/2 hours away from home simply to keep myself from becoming a felon for being so brazen as to insist that the Second Amendment shouldn’t be tampered with by a bunch of extraordinarily left leaning state legislators from NYC and Long Island telling people who live in thefoothills of the Adirondack Mountains how to protect my family. (whoa that was a crazy long run on sentence!)


Sorry, but when the fastest response Ive ever received from calling the police ( 2 armed men walking up towards my house from the woods ) was s little over 20 minutes. I loathe having to call them period but if so was going to forced into a confrontation with 2 armed men I wanted to avoid any sort of charges for protecting my kids who were outside playing and alerted me to the situation. It turned out to be a pair of hunters ( it was deer season up here ) who weren’t familiar with the area and got lost.

If that had turned out any differently, the police are nothing but glorified secretaries and filing paperwork after the fact.

People need to get off of the internet, turn their TV off and ignore whatever BS byline about the Kardashians is the meme of the day and take a second look at history. Whether it was an extreme, far left be they communists, socialists, Marxists or an extreme right wing manifestation as we say in Europe from the 1920’s through the end of WWII, the first step taken to purge any dissenting voices was to pass laws banning ownership of firearms by civilians. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and more recently South Africa, confiscated firearms and then rounded up Jews, poets, scientists... anyone perceived as a threat to their indomitable rule was rounded up and executed. Tens of millions of innocent people, most of them trying to affect change peacefully.

I refuse to become another statistic for the history books. I would much rather have the tools to defend my children and never have need for them than I would have need for them but no access. Nobody wants to learn from the past apparently as we seem to be repeating them all.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: CB328
Gun control has made a lot of progress this year, here is another one added to the list. I wonder if they will arrest anyone for possesion? EVentually I believe a lot of the country will follow suite.

www.msn.com...


so you support using guns to take away guns from citizens exercising their rights? Also possibly killing people who don't want to give their guns up?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

Since people are for limiting of rights, when is free expression going to be outlawed?



It's already on the chopping block. Universities are churning out the foot soldiers who will do it.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Not going to stand up to legal scrutiny, seeing as how the Constitution doesn't allow for the banning of certain "classes" of weaponry.

Didn't Colorado learn from losing Magpul?

That doesn't make sense since automatic weapons are still banned from being produced in the country since the 80's.



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:13 AM
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Will cops still have them?



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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Well, this is Boulder CO. Maybe those people buying legal pot should not have assault weapons, they might shoot themselves in the foot.


I am a supporter of a city not allowing someone to banish a gun openly in public or shoot them within the city limits. But they should not ban anyone from having an automatic gun. It appears they are not going to take away anyone's guns yet, only stop future sales. A person needs to get a permit if they want to keep them though, that might be a complication.

I hope this doesn't set precedence to further restrict gun ownership, it seems that happens all the time. We voted to buckle up our kids in the car and they used that precedence to make us all buckle up.



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