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Moral support or Testify--We need you at the Capitol Monday, 3/4

Seven Hearings Monday, March 4, 2013
media at firearmsforcolorado dot org
Firearms for Colorado

Moral Support - Testify
Reports on Town Halls

There is no level of manipulation our elected employees will go, to thwart us in attending and testifying at these seven hearings.

You are encouraged to attend these hearings as moral support, or to participate in the testimony. Sign up sheets for the seven bills will be offered in the two rooms specified below, starting around 10:00 a.m. and wrapping up around the time the first bill will be heard. =>It does not matter that the bill you are interested in will be heard hours later, they are requiring you to sign up in the morning, prior to the first hearing.<=

There is a group of folks from the Firearms Coalition meeting at Panera Bread at 8:00 a.m. to determine who they want to sign up to testify. (If this changes--I will try to let you know.) I am not encouraging or deterring you from being a testimony candidate with their vetting process. Know that one of their members plans on being one of the first in line, and will be signing up many names as they have determined are necessary. There may be an advantage to meeting with them in the morning.

Capitol Heights Panera Bread
1350 Grant Street - 8:00 a.m.
Denver, CO 80203

I've been told to pass this along by Steve Schreiner, President of the Firearms Coalition. You can email Regina Thompson, the person organizing the Panera Bread meeting at [masked] to confirm the time and details.

I am not the final word on when, how, who, where, and in what order these bills will be heard. Please refer to the link below to see the calendar. Currently, the seven bills are located on page five, under "SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS - Monday, March 4, 2013." They change these details frequently to make participating difficult. You should refer to this page tonight before retiring, and in the morning. Since they've changed details three times since creating the schedule a few days ago, anticipate there will be a final change to shake things up.

The chairpersons Lucia Guzman (D) and Angela Giron (D) are at liberty to set up their hearings at their most silliest whims if they wish. Currently these two women have agreed to allow ninety minutes testimony on each side for each bill. They are allowing each bill four hours total. Some bills may be forced to take longer. Some bills may take less time. The only starting time we know for sure right now (but could be subject to shuffling) are the two bills heard before the two Senate Committees first at 10:30 a.m.
SB13-197 - No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders and
HB[masked] - Background Checks For Gun Transfers

Since the Hudak/Newell/Fields/McCann–SB13-197 No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders is already a law, this bill may sail through the process. This will throw a wrench in the scheduling voodoo. I tried to get Nancy Todd to tell us what was different about this bill and the current law yesterday at her town hall, but she was unwilling to answer my question. I am unsure why this bill is being presented. I've not had the time to compare the current law and the bill, and probably will not at this point in time. There may be one small change, or there may be some ugly thing in there that no one has stumbled upon yet. I don't know. This bill might sail through and cause all the bills in the Old Supreme Court Chambers to move up in time.

The Senate Judiciary Committee consists of two republicans, Steve King, and Kevin Lumberg, and three democrats, Irene Aguilar, Jesse Ulibarri-Vice-Chair, and Lucia Guzman-Chair.

The Senate State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee consists of two republicans, Larry Crowder and Ted Harvey, and three democrats, Evie Hudak, Angela Giron-Chair, and Matt Jones-Vice-Chair,

Senate Judiciary Committee 10:30 a.m. (Old Supreme Court Chambers, 2nd floor of Capitol).
(S)=Senator, (R)=Representative

SB13-197, No Firearms For Domestic Violence Offenders
(S) Hudak; (R) McCann and (R) Fields

HB[masked], Prohibiting Large-capacity Ammunition Magazines
(R) Fields; (S) Hodge

SB13-196, Assault Weapon Responsibility Act
(S) Morse; (R) Fields

SB13-195, No On-line Training For Concealed Handgun Permits
(S) Tochtrop; (R) May

All of these folks are Democrats.

Senate State Affairs Committee 10:30 a.m. (RM 356, 3rd floor of Capitol)
(S)=Senator, (R)=Representative

HB[masked], Background Checks For Gun Transfers
(R) Fields and (R) McCann; also (S) Carroll

HB[masked], Payment For Background Checks For Gun Transfers
(R) Court; (S) Heath

HB[masked], No Concealed Carry At Colleges
(R) Levy; (S) Heath

All of these folks are Democrats.

As a final note: one of the advantages to sitting and listening to all of this is to catch these bureaucrats telling a lie. I've caught several of them saying things that are untrue, and that would make good negative marketing. We will be moving forward after all these hearings to undermine these people's political careers. I will be getting digital copies of their emails, their expense reports, and other information that is available through the CORA request process. (Colorado Open Records Act) Nearly EVERYTHING they do is documented and available for the public to obtain. You just have to ask. These politicians are not used to people poking around in their email and paperwork. There are dozens of things that can be exploited to undermine them between now and their next election. I apologize to those of you who want to be polite and kind, but it is time to go 'Saul Alinsky' on them.

Hickenlooper Town Hall
We are going to have a campaign this week to have Hickenlooper attend a town hall to address our grievances. YES! We know this is going to be futile and the probability of it happening is as close to zero as you can get. However, he needs to know that we outnumber the gun control people and we demand he look us in the eye at a town hall.

I am guessing that he will never do this, but if he is bombarded with requests that he personally address us, and look us in the eye, he may finally get that our numbers are huge. None of this sitting on a stage, yucking it up with his fellow liberals, in a room that is filled with law enforcement--controlled by BIG BROTHER (The Cell).

Rhonda Fields has lied over and over, saying that 80% of people in Colorado want more gun control. Hickenlooper needs to come to his own realization that she is making up figures and that we outnumber them. I will send out more details this week about this campaign.

(Maybe we need to CORA all the communications of our Governor too!)

First Amendment of the US Constitution

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."




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  • Brenda

    Gosh, seems silly to give this five stars, but truly you guys turned out in the thousands. The state was inept in handling all the pro-gunners. There were no audio feeds set up. No overflow rooms. They yanked us around at first. I guess they finally got their act together and found places to put SOME of us, but in the end, there were hundreds and hundreds of us with no place to listen to the audio feed. The participation on the street was excellent. According to the news, Hickenlooper asked the police to issue tickets to the honkers. The Denver Police Department decided not to do this. Bravo DPD. Does Johnny not like the First Amendment too? Apparently he is not a fan of the First and Second Amendments.

    March 5, 2013

  • Amy

    Commitments all day until 6:30pm :( I've seen a bunch of people on Facebook in various places (not just LP) saying they are going. I hope they do!

    March 3, 2013

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