U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Colorado governor signs bill allowing cities to set their own gun restrictions into law,” CBS News reported. “ It was one of three bills signed Saturday by Governor Jared Polis (the others being a background check “expansion” and the creation of a “gun violence prevention office”).
This effectively ends “preemption” in the Centennial State, that is, protections that gun owners and their representatives have fought long and hard for to keep localities from denying supposedly unalienable rights within their jurisdictions. If it can be done to the Second Amendment, what is to stop it from being done to the First, the Fourth, the Fifth, the Eighth…?
Per the bill summary:
“The bill permits a local government to enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law governing or prohibiting the sale, purchase, transfer, or possession of a firearm, ammunition, or firearm component or accessory that is not less restrictive than state laws governing the sale, purchase, transfer, or possession of the firearm, ammunition, or firearm component or accessory. The local law may only impose a criminal penalty for a violation upon a person who knew or reasonably should have known that the person’s conduct was prohibited.”
“This bill will allow the cities that want to pursue these kinds of laws to do so consistent with the Second Amendment,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Polis. Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver, who makes a point of letting everyone know he “owns firearms for hunting and self-defense,” surmised “the legal case over [his city’s] ban would most likely be dismissed under the new state law, putting the ban back into effect … Now he hopes that other cities will adopt similar laws.”
It will happen, and one significant factor that will allow it is an influx of new Colorado voters, with California “bringing a progressive strain of politics with them and angering more conservative parts of the state,” and with Polis adding incentives to attract “undocumented” foreign nationals who can then be put on a “pathway to citizenship.” That’s why he posts graphics calling for that on his Facebook page.
It’s not just happening in California. And the citizen disarmament lobby will continue to push for similar edicts in other states, creating the aptly described “patchwork quilt” of ever-changing diktats that will make it impossible for gun owners to travel with firearms from one locale to another without risk of being declared criminals by politicians intent on attaining a “monopoly of violence.”
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