Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What's up in Colorado?

Colorado State politicians introduced a bill that would hold distributors, manufacturers and owners civilly liable for crimes committed with semi-automatic firearms. Proponents of the bill are hoping it will force gun manufacturers and retailers to invest more in background checks, discourage gun sales in the state and lead to a decrease in illegal sales.
It may become a reality that makers can be sued for crimes committed with these "stolen" weapons. 

Bolt-action rifles, hand guns and shot guns are exempt from this bill.

Democrats, who hold a majority in both houses of the Colorado Legislature, also urged passage of bills to ban sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines and to extend background checks for gun purchases....

How far up the line will these politicians take their war on guns before they put the blame where it belongs? On the criminals... How about: Stricter punishment for criminals that steal these weapons and use them in a crime? Why are we holding manufacturers responsible for crimes they didn't commit? With this logic, we should ban prescription drugs for overdoses and cars for traffic accidents...

In 2005, President Bush signed a federal statute stating that the manufacturer and the owner is not held liable for any crimes committed by a criminal when/if their gun has been stolen. 

Is imposing liability on gun shop owners and manufacturers fair?… The government can't burden your rights so they will indeed burden the manufacturers with liability. The government will make it difficult and costly to do business in Colorado and before you know it we will have more crimes committed. If passed, our courts will be jammed with civil suits against manufactures, distributors and owners. 

Will the cost of an insurance policy outweigh the cost of gun ownership for the law abiding citizen... Preventing American citizens from exercising their 2nd amendment rights? 

I cant wait to pay $1,000.00 per bullet...This is just one more way the government is chipping away at your rights... 


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