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Colorado Passes “Universal” Background Checks

The universal background check legislation, also know as House Bill 1229, passed the House and Senate today, meaning that the bill now moves to Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for signing.

All House and Senate Republicans voted against the bill, with Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton, and Rep. Ed Vigil, D-Fort Garland, joining them in the common sense category. Sadly, the Democrats had enough votes to pass the bill. Gov. Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill, which will take effect on July 1.

Watch out folks, they are already talking about this as a national model, with universal background checks currently being debated in Congress.

You can read more here from the Denver Post.


7 Responses to Colorado Passes “Universal” Background Checks

  1. Jason Burrell March 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Beyond gun rights & 2nd Amendment issues, this is also a dark warning of how the state of Kolorado views property rights. They have now a say in your ability to buy, sell, or transfer privately owned property. Follow that down the rabbit hole.

    • Gregtoal March 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      AND SO IT STARTS! Too bad it doesn’t effect the illegal gun owners, or criminals. We’ll hear stuff like; “it’s only common sense” and ” if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear” or maybe even “Wayne La Pierre said the NRA backed universal background checks to Congress back in ’99”. (Or so) I wonder how much MONEY this will cost Colorado? Who will make up that loss? I keep hoping it won’t get worse & it always does.

  2. TL (@TL) March 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    This is alarming. The people of Colorado need to stand up against the introduction of restrictions on responsible law abiding citizens, and the rights of every person in Colorado. These restrictions do not stop gun violence. It does not work in California, it will not work in Colorado. Please wake up and stand up for the right to privacy, and responsible firearm ownership for you, and your neighbors!

  3. Nathaniel Bailey March 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I read something recently by Mr LaPierre and how these “universal background checks” for transfer of any firearm even includes letting your friend shoot your gun. In Michigan we can currently use another persons firearm while the other person is present. We can also borrow friends firearms without them being present if the person borrowing the weapon possess a CPL.

    These universal background check in my mind are just another way for the government to track all weapons at any time of transferal and get rid and confiscate any weapon that would otherwise be transferred. To prevent the transferal of a firearm to a blacksmith will only spike gun owners to buy their own tools and fix their own firearms, or have new businesses come up like those self repair auto shots where you rent bays and peoples “assistance” for learning and tools. I mean, rent a gunsmith workbench… Maybe I said too much 🙂

  4. Stacy March 16, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Man Colorado has really turned to crap. My whole life I wanted to move there for the great outdoors…only now things are no longer “great”. Colorado please rise up and vote those idiots out of office and reclaim your state!!

  5. lydon tudor March 16, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    I miss and love my home state but right now I’m sad to say that I’m glad I’m not leaving there right now. Wake up Colorado and take your rights back.

  6. Mike March 16, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    To the good citizens and patriots of Colorado: DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION CYCLE. It is time to start recall procedures on ALL of the law-makers that supported these bills. They’re all in violation of their oaths of office. Start gathering signatures to force recall elections on ALL of them. KICK THEM OUT OF OFFICE. Start with the most visible offenders and make them spend their time and their money to fight the recalls. Give them something to think about, like finding a new JOB. There is strength in numbers stand firm. They want to be a national model, let’s give it to them a RECALL MODEL. It will cost them to defend their unconstitutional laws also, so file with the courts for injunctions against the implementation of these bills because they violate the US and Colorado Constitution. Meanwhile all non-residents should refuse to vacation or purchase anything that in anyway aid this state government. Instead, let us support the good citizens by helping them any way we can to take their state back.