Colorado Sheriffs Stand Strong in Defense of Second Amendment

By:  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
09/03/2013
       
Colorado Sheriffs Stand Strong in Defense of Second Amendment

GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo reports on the efforts of more than 50 sheriffs to oppose the recently enacted gun control laws in Colorado.

The right to keep and bear arms may have been stolen by the Colorado state legislature, but a posse of local lawmen is riding to the rescue.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo reports that sheriffs in the Centennial State are ramping up efforts to undo the infringement of the rights protected by the Second Amendment.

On August 26, Tancredo told Breitbart News, “The laws that have been passed are being challenged by 55 Sheriffs, along with other Coloradans who anticipate the laws will be struck down because they are blatantly unconstitutional."

He added that the first bellwether for the future of this fundamental liberty will be the September 10 recall elections. The results of these contests “will be the most important and powerful signal we can send," Tancredo said, as quoted in the Breitbart report.

The Denver Post reports on the questions facing voters at the upcoming election:

Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo face recall elections in their districts Sept. 10.

Voters will be asked whether the lawmakers should be recalled and which candidate should succeed them.

The Colorado Constitution requires voters to vote "yes" or "no" on the recall question to have their vote for a successor be counted….”

Denver’s ABC News affiliate reports that both Giron and Morse are being subjected to these special elections specifically because of their support for strict gun control measures passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on March 20.

In May, the Washington Post reported on not only the unconstitutional limits imposed by the new statutes, but on the legal challenge filed by Coloradans — including many sheriffs — to restore their right to keep and bear arms:

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Photo of Colorado sheriffs: AP Images

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