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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:32 PM

Colorado Republicans Push Bill To Allow Guns In Elementary Schools

Abandoning any pretense that they’re focused on job creation, Colorado Republicans have clarified their priorities for the new legislative session: guns rights. Specifically, they are doing their best to ensure that citizens have the unfettered ability to carry guns anywhere — including into elementary, middle, and high schools:

Colorado Republicans are reloading previous attempts to expand gun rights, bringing back legislation that would allow concealed weapons in schools and let businesses use deadly force against intruders.

Republicans say they want to protect Second Amendment rights, but Democrats accuse them of straying from the job-creation platform both parties promised to focus on this year.

A proposal running simultaneously in the House and Senate would allow concealed weapons on school grounds and college campuses if a person has a permit and another bill would let business owners and employees use deadly force against intruders.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/23/408931/colorado-republicans-push-bill-to-allow-guns-in-schools/

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Reply Colorado Republicans Push Bill To Allow Guns In Elementary Schools (Original post)
Galraedia Jan 2012 OP
hlthe2b Jan 2012 #1
Missy Vixen Jan 2012 #2
The Straight Story Jan 2012 #4
rustydog Jan 2012 #3
rfranklin Jan 2012 #5

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:38 PM

1. Oh, good gawd...

Even the "wild, wild west" was more regulated than what this current crop of RETHUGs (and undoubtedly some Dems) are demanding.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:39 PM

2. I can't wait till the usual line up to tell us exactly why this is necessary

Remember Columbine, anyone?

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Response to Missy Vixen (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. I don't see it as a good idea, but:

I do remember columbine and it was not legal for those kids to have guns in the school (and it was also illegal to kill others) and that did not stop it from happening.

I am guessing the sub text is that if CCW people are carrying them they too will kill others (which, does not make much sense since if they have a CCW they are obeying the law, which is not something one would expect a person carrying a gun with intent to use it illegally would do....)

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:40 PM

3. Yes, this will improve the infrastructure of colorado, improve healthcare, incffesse business

create jobs (morgue attendants) and make everyone want to move to Colorado, land of Columbine!
Effing idiots.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:00 PM

5. But it will increase jobs at the gun factories...

 

so I guess you could say it was helping the economy.

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