Constitution Law Politics

Colorado Democrats Lie About Guns… Again

The Colorado GOP is not happy with the way Democrats have misused statistics to try to keep their draconian gun laws on the books. Recently the Colorado Republicans tried to repeal some of the gun laws that the Democratic legislature had passed over the last couple of years. In their efforts to keep the GOP from succeeding, Democrat lawmakers said some things that Republicans took exception to.

During debate on the repeal attempt, CBI Director Ron Sloan said 6,200 checks were done on “private transfers that were covered under HB1229.”

guncontrolliarDemocrats sized on that figure in rejecting the repeal attempt, saying it showed that the law was working. Republicans, however, said the number was misleading.

According to CBI data released late Friday, 2,361 of the 6,199 private background checks done in the first six months of the law going into effect were conducted at gun shows. Background checks at gun shows have long been required under state law.

Republican Senate Leader Bill Cadman said Monday that he was “extremely concerned that such misleading information would be provided as factually based testimony by the senior law enforcement professional in Colorado.”

“It’s alarming that these were presented in such a way to a committee to substantiate the Democrats’ desire to kill this bill,” he said.

It’s the same tactics the Democrats have been using for years – obfuscate, misdirect and outright lie to get your way. For the Democrat, the ends ALWAYS justify the means (don’t believe me – look at Obamacare), and they will do whatever it takes to make things the way they think it should be. Democracy be damned.

The scenario playing out in Colorado is nothing new…

 

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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