Sheriff Terry Maketa from El Paso County, Colorado has been informed by the County Sheriffs of Colorado that salaries will be halted or slashed should sheriffs not support new Colorado gun control legislation.
Maketa explained that the email “basically said, Dem. leadership is very upset with the sheriffs and their opposition to the gun control bills.”
Should sheriffs continue to be publically vocal about not complying with a federal or state gun grab, they will suffer financially.
Marketa explained further that the email originated with the Colorado Sheriffs Association. It concerned a perceived upset by Colorado Senate Democrats and response that would effectively hold pay hostage for Constitutional sheriffs.
Last week the Colorado State Senate and House saw multiple gun control legislation come through for approval, and these were successful:
• SB 195 prohibiting online certification of concealed carry permit
• SB 197 ban domestic violence perpetrators from owning a gun
• HB 1224 limit magazines to 15 rounds
• HB 1228 gun buyers pay for background check
• HB 1229 require background check for commercial/private sales
Gun manufacturers have begun to refuse shipment and sale of their products in states that restrict citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights. Called the Firearms Equality Movement, the number of participants has risen from 34 to 118.
House Representative Jan Schakowsky has let the cat out of the bag on gun control. Schkaowsky said, at a rall for pro-women’s rights, that a ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and mandatory universal background checks on commercial and private sales are just the beginning.
Schkaowsky said: “We want everything on the table. This is a moment of opportunity. There’s no question about it. . . We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.”
The issue for Schkaowsky is that circumventing the 2nd Amendment as it is currently written can be achieved with the assistance of municipalities and communities banning gun ownership in their district and within their borders.
The public has responded to the federal gun grab by frequenting gun shows and buying everything they can – leaving tables empty.
Interesting research claims that less Americans own guns in cities, suburbs and rural areas regardless of having children in the home or not. Registered gun owners statistically have fallen by 50% since 2010.
Daniel Webster from Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research states: “There are all these claims that gun ownership is going through the roof. But I suspect the increase in gun sales has been limited mostly to current gun owners. The most reputable surveys show a decline over time in the share of households with guns.”
Mainstream media does not consider that perhaps Americans are purchasing more firearms without registration such as private sales and gun shows. This fact would explain why the federal and local state governments are seeking to mandate universal background checks on those sales to monitor who is becoming armed . . .
According to a recent Pew Research poll, average Americans do not trust the US government. Data was taken across the nation from January of this year and showed that the current administration did not invoke faith in leadership from the populace.
The younger and naïve of the public are generally trusting by nature and showed in this poll that they are more likely to have faith in the Obama administration.
The statement from Pew reads: “Since Barack Obama’s first year in office, public assessments of the federal government dropped nine points. Most of the change was among Democrats and independents, as the level of favorable views of government among Republicans was already low.”
Perhaps distrusting the government has merit.
The California State Senate approved allocating more taxpayer money toward gun buy-back programs in order to coerce the residents to turn in their guns. SB 140 directed $24 million for the California State Department of Justice’s Armed and Prohibited Persons (DoJ-APP) program that is designed to prohibit gun ownership from:
• Convicted felons
• Those convicted of violent misdemeanor
• Those subject to domestic violence restraining order
• Those determined mentally unstable
As of now, the California DoJ-APP has confiscated an estimated 10,000 firearms since the program was created in 2006.
In Bryon, Maine, residents are being empowered to own a gun to protect themselves from this tyrannical government we face.
Anne Simmons-Edmund, head selectman for Bryon says: “It was never my intention to force anyone to own a gun who doesn’t want to. My purpose was to make a statement in support of the Second Amendment (to the U.S. Constitution).”
Other towns in Maine have adopted similar measures. Local police claims that this ordinance would cause crime rates to rise considerably.
Misconceptions of Simmons-Edmund’s purpose abound as residents complain that they should have the right not to own a gun. This rhetoric confuses the issue purveying that ultimately it is the federal government through state legislature and Congress who will remove the rights of Americans to the 2nd Amendment if more steps to protect it are not taken.
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