And that we have recourse to fire his ass on the spot, not wait for some arbitrary date to reclaim our rights.
Hickenlooper, sensing the writing on the wall, has backtracked like the fraud he’s always been an noted that perhaps the Democrat controlled state government should legislate more as centrists. Too late.
Colorado is undertaking an outlaw movement that transcends party affiliation, just as I surmised would be the case when I first introduced the outlaw idea nearly 4 and a half years ago. And we eagerly await the rest of the country joining us. Because even if we fail, that just means we’ll try harder next time.
Imagine. You turn free people into subjects under your beneficent and enlightened care, and this is thanks you get! Ungrateful rubes.
You might want to take a look at amending your state constitution to make protections for the right to keep and bear arms a bit more…explicit…while you’re at it:
Colorado: The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons. Art. II, § 13 (enacted 1876, art. II, § 13).
Apparently the Colorado government sees holes big enough to drive huge truckloads of gun confiscation right through that one.
The Colorado Constitution can be amended in these ways:
- Through a constitutional convention as established in Article XIX. The Colorado General Assembly by a two-thirds vote of each chamber (the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado State Senate) can place a measure on the ballot asking the state’s voters if they want a constitutional convention. The voters can approve a constitutional convention with a simple majority vote. Any proposed amendments coming out of such a convention are then to be submitted to a statewide vote of the people who can approve them by a simple majority.
- Through a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment as established in Article XIX.
- Either chamber of the general assembly can propose an amendment.
- Two-thirds of each chamber must vote affirmatively for the proposed amendment in order for it to go on the statewide ballot for potential voter ratification.
- Ratification occurs through simple majority vote.
- Elections on legislatively-referred constitutional amendments must take place on the same days that general elections are held for members of the Colorado General Assembly.
- No one general assembly is allowed to propose amendments to more than six of the Colorado Constitution’s 29 articles.
I’d take my shot with the initiative route. Who knows? It just might pass. You only need a majority of those who show up to vote….