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CO sheriffs: Don’t ban assault weapons, big magazines, ammo

Home - by - January 30, 2013 - 08:45 America/New_York - 9 Comments

The Examiner

Count the sheriffs’ association of Colorado, home to the Aurora movie slaying, as another state law enforcement group opposed to broad gun control laws.

In a sweeping rejection of some of the harshest gun control proposals of any state, the County Sheriffs of Colorado has issued a statement calling on proponents to take a breather and consider the impact of the laws being proposed.

“Our sympathies are with the victims in the Aurora theater shooting and at Sandy Hook,” they said on Tuesday. “However, the sheriffs do not believe this is the appropriate time to introduce gun control legislation because decisions likely will be made on emotion rather than reason.”

The statement opposes laws being proposed in Colorado that mirror federal plans pushed by the president and Democrats in the Senate. The group said that gun control decisions should be “tabled for at least a year.”

On specific issues:

– Assault weapon ban. The group explained that most “assault weapons” are semi-automatic rifles that “do not spray like a machine gun.” They added that “the term ‘assault weapon’ often is employed incorrectly to describe an ordinary semi-automatic rifle such as an AR-15, which millions of responsible Americans own without ever harming another person.”



  1. thirdtwin

    January 30th, 2013

    No White House photo op for you, CO sheriffs!

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  2. Team America

    January 30th, 2013

    A voice of reason during this madness.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    January 30th, 2013

    Any law enforcement officer who truly cares about the safety and welfare of the citizens he serves is going to be an advocate for gun ownership.

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  4. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 30th, 2013

    Well, thank God some people in Colorado besides my cousins have some sense.

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  5. Jerry Manderin

    January 30th, 2013

    Princess Leia to Grand Moff Obama:

    “The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”


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  6. hanoverfist

    January 30th, 2013

    I take it CO sheriffs arnt union or political positions of the Gov.

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  7. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 30th, 2013

    Thank you Sherrifs Association of Colorado. Coming from a law enforcement agency, that’s a powerful statement. Tennessee, take notice.

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  8. ? everything

    January 30th, 2013

    sheriffs in Co. are elected. police chiefs are appointed.

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  9. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 30th, 2013

    Maybe they are sensible or just don’t want to get their asses shot off.

    By the way, you can explain the difference between an assault weapon and an assault rifle to the gun grabbing morons until you are blue in the face. Doesn’t matter. Whether they know anything about what they are spewing or not, they are after one thing. Your guns. Right down to the single-shot .22 eventually.

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