Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
540 Catalpa Ct.
Louisville, Colorado 80027
Joining us will be Honored Guests:
President of the Senate John Morse * Senator Evie Hudak
Representative Rhonda Fields * Representative Beth McCann
Suggested donation: $35
Please RSVP by May 16th by phone: 303-380-6711 or send email to info@ColoradoCeasefire.org
Please indicate number of people attending.
Ground-breaking gun safety legislation was passed this session, and we need to be financially able to preserve and protect the advances made this year and the legislators who made all of this possible. The Colorado Ceasefire political committee is registered with the Secretary of State for the purpose of supporting candidates for state office in Colorado who endorse common sense gun laws.
Directions: Take I25 to US 36 W. Go 17 miles to McCaslin Blvd. Go one mile and turn right onto W. Via Appia. Turn Right onto Tyler Ave. Turn left onto Buckthorn Way. Turn right onto Cleveland Ave. Turn Right onto Catalpa Ct. 540 Catalpa Ct is on the left.
Help John Morse in fighting Recall Efforts
A campaign to encourage voters to not sign the recall petitions is underway. Last weekend, a carload of Denver area supporters walked door to door leaving information on why a recall is a really bad thing for Colorado Springs and why John Morse is such an excellent leader.
To help out: Call 719-473-8713 for information.
The group that is trying to recall John Morse has hired a professional campaign firm to collect signatures. Where the money is coming from for paying the signature gatherers is a mystery -- well hidden by the channeling of funds through front groups. But I bet each of us could make a good guess as to its origins.
Colorado General Assembly Adjourns
The General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday. It was a session that saw a dramatic leap forward in gun safety legislation. Five bills were passed. Three have already been signed into law: Universal Background Checks, High Capacity Magazine Ban, and gun buyers paying for background checks. Two others are still awaiting the governor's signature: Domestic Violence Offenders must relinquish guns upon conviction or issuance of restraining order and No On-line training for Concealed Carry Permits.
Progress Now has a great infografic that illustrates the correlation of legislative action with what the public wanted. Gun laws were two of the nine noted. http://twitpic.com/cpevew
Recall petitions are now being circulated on 4 legislators who supported the
gun safety bills: Senate President John Morse (Colorado Springs), Senator Evie
Hudak (Westminster), Senator Angie Giron (Pueblo), and Representative Mike
McLachlan (Durango). We don’t have information on Giron and Hudak fundraising
yet. To help Sen. Morse and Rep. McLachlan in their fight against the recalls:
A Whole Lot of People for John Morse
Contribute on-line: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/peopleformorse
Or mail a check to: A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, P.O. Box 391,
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Citizens for Mike McLachlan
Contribute on-line: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/c4mm-website
Or mail a check to: Citizens for Mike McLachlan, 3165 S. Waxberry Way,
Denver, CO 80231
U.S. Senate votes –Tyranny of the Minority
We are still quite incensed at the U.S. Senate’s rejection of even the mildest
forms of gun law reform. Colorado’s Senators voted for the Manchin-Toomey
amendment on background checks and for the ban on high capacity magazines.
It was quite disappointing that both Udall and Bennet voted against the
Assault Weapons Ban, even though they had earlier indicated support for it.
Especially disturbing was Sen. Udall’s support for reciprocity of Concealed Carry
Permits – surrendering Colorado’s rights to regulate who can carry hidden
handguns within its own borders, and inflicting even greater damage to states
that have more restrictive CCW laws.
Ron Brownstein (National Journal) has a fascinating analysis in
He compares the electoral votes of states where both senators favored the
Manchin-Toomey background checks amendment (246) with those where both
opposed it (141) and analyzes the possible repercussions on the 2016 election.
David Letterman awarded Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) his “Stooge of the Week”
designation for his statement that the gun control debate doesn’t have anything
to do with the families of Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victims, and that the
only reason those families think it does is because President Obama told them it
did. (Words directly from Huffington Post (4/10/2013)). It was a fitting recognition
for Inhofe, who after the Oklahoma City bombing stated that authorities couldn't say
how many people were in the federal office building as “we don’t know how many
government workers were playing hooky.”
For some unfathomable reason, the people of Oklahoma keep re-electing Inhofe.