2d Amendment & Self Defense UPDATE
For the third consecutive week, the gun control bills dominate. (see below for details). The debate will continue on March 11th at 10:00AM. We need two things on Monday morning — massive turnout in Senate Gallery and in hallways, and letters and messages to Hickenlooper on all the bills.
I once heard a man say, “Apathy is always at the door. He’s waiting for you to let him in.”
Apathy is like a thief who is waiting for you to slip up and give him access to your home. Once Apathy gets in, he steals your livelihood and takes away everything that is valuable to you.
While this metaphorical image seems obscure, it’s a perfect picture of what can happen to our rights if we are not vigilant. Sure, it’s easy to speak up for your rights, beliefs, and convictions in the heat of an election or public debate, but what happens six months after the debate dies down? What happens a year after? Most people let Apathy in the door and they let him rob them of their values and convictions.
Becoming apathetic about the natural born rights we have to defend ourselves and our loved ones is not something that anyone can afford. The moment you become apathetic about your beliefs, you risk the chance of losing them forever. by Cicero Republicus
This is a list of the gun bills debated in the Colorado Senate on March 8, 2013, and the outcome of their resulting votes.
SB 197 – Domestic Violence: Advances in Senate
SB 195 – Online Training: Advances in Senate
HB 1229 – Universal Background Checks: Advances in Senate
HB 1228 – Background Checks fees: Advances in Senate
HB 1224 – Limits on Magazine Size: Advances in Senate
SB 196 – Liability for Assault-style Weapons: Senate leader kills his own bill
HB 1226 – Ban of Concealed Carry Permits College Campuses: Kill by sponsor
To be sure you don’t miss other activities that might interest you, please click on the calendar links below to see what else is planned in the House and Senate. I continue to say you will be amazed and perplexed what our legislature spends its time on!
Spotlight on Bill Hearings and Floor Schedule
Information on hearings and bill progress. Suggested actions and effective strategies. THIS IS NOT EVERY ACTION. PLEASE REVIEW THE CALENDARS BELOW TO DISCOVER ANY ACTIONS NOT LISTED HERE.
WEEK OF MAR 11-15
ON THE FLOOR
Third and final reading and recorded votes on five gun control bills
HB 1224 outlaws all gun ammunition magazines that are convertible to more than 15 rounds; if it is passed by the Senate it must go back to the House for concurrence on Senate amendments.
HB 1228 fees for background checks;
HB 1229 universal background checks;
SB 195 prohibits online concealed carry training courses; Must go back to the House because it was amended to attempt to get Republican support. It now allows the use of online instruction and other electronics tools as long as the training course is run by a certified instructor in a classroom setting.
SB 197 amended to be that persons under protective orders in domestic violence cases must relinquish all firearms within 24 hours. Judges have no discretion and must order relinquishment if it is a Final Protective Order and not a temporary one.
OTHER FLOOR ACTION IN THE SENATE THIS WEEK
for 2nd Reading
HB 1104—expands the list of “mental health professionals” who may be involved in treatment and detention issues.
HB 1081 – mandates Human Sexuality education in K-12 classrooms with parent opt-out.
SB 139 1:30PM in SCR353 Senate State Affairs Committee allowing expanded use of supplemental on-line instructional services in K-12;
SB 200 1:30PM in Old Supreme Court Chambers Senate Health Committee expanding Medicaid eligibility;
SB 142 at 8:00 AM in SCR356 Senate Appropriations
regarding ceding of federal lands to the state of Colorado.
Recommend everyone focus on the Senate per above. But if you want to track the House click here.
*Dates and times are subject to last-minute change by the committee chairman. Be sure to check the calendar above.
HT: Thanks to our friends at libertytracker.us