The Saturday night shooting in Colorado Springs’ Club Q occurred despite the fact that the state adopted stringent gun controls in the months and years following the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the months immediately after the Sandy Hook attack, Colorado’s Democrat lawmakers pushed universal background checks through the legislature. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper was the one who signed the bill into law.
Days prior to the bill being signed, Reuters reported Colorado Republican House minority leader Mark Waller warned, “If the goal is to enhance public safety, this bill won’t do it. If a criminal wants to perpetrate a crime he can still get a gun.”
Hickenlooper signed an agreement banning “high capacity”He signed universal background checks and magazines were also made law.
USA Today stated that “Colorado passed a so-called ‘red flag’ law in 2019 that allows police to seize firearms from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others.”
FOX News pointed out that Colorado’s red flag legislation “didn’t receive a single Republican vote in the state legislature.”
Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek condemned the red-flag law “ludicrous,”They suggest it treat gun owners the same way “criminals”While ignoring the fact that “a disturbed mind will not be deterred by the removal of their guns.”
Just weeks after 17 were killed in the Parkland shooting at a high school, Florida established a red flag policy. Months later, five were murdered in an attack against a Sun Trust Bank located in Sebring.
Red flag laws and universal background checks are constants of the left. “high capacity”Bans on magazines are one way of making people safer.
For example, Giffords’ gun control group claims, “Universal background checks are essential to close deadly loopholes in our laws that allow millions of guns to end up in the hands of individuals at an elevated risk of committing violence each year.”
Colorado provides universal background checks for all employees, as well as a red flag law. “high capacity” magazine ban. In the end, however, the Club Q attack was stopped when a patron grabbed the attacker’s handgun, took it away, and hit the attacker with it.
AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. A Turning Point USA Ambassador and the Political Analyst for Armed American Radio, Hawkins is also the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins. AWR Hawkins has a PhD degree in Military History. His research focuses on Vietnam War (brownwater Navy), U.S. Navy from Inception, Civil War, Early Modern Europe, and the Civil War. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at [email protected]
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