Excellent! Thanks for the post, too!
Ritter can also be contacted here: Contact the Governor
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Please Contact the Governor and Urge Him to Sign House Bill 1180!
On Monday, May 4, the Colorado State House concurred with the Senate version of House Bill 1180. HB1180 will now head to the desk of the Governor Bill Ritter (D) for his consideration.
Sponsored by State Representative Steve King (R-54), HB1180 will exempt Colorado concealed handgun permit holders from the background check requirement for the transfer of a firearm.
Please contact the Governor at (303) 866-2471 and urge him to sign House Bill 1180.
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Go CO...one of many needed steps in the right direction.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Bad news, CO Gov. Ritter (D)unce, vetoed the bill May 15th.
here is a poll to the denver post that needs pro-gun help!
Ritter vetoes gun check exemption - The Denver Post
"I no longer list firearms I own as a signature. Why give them another list to use when they come to get them?"
We are going to remember this in 2010.5/15/09 - Despite the hundreds of calls and e-mails his office received, Colorado Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter today vetoed HB1180, the Brady Bypass bill, showing his anti-gun bias and setting the tone for his 2010 re-election campaign.
Ritter vetoes bill that would ease background checks on gun buyers
By GARY HARMON/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Friday, May 15, 2009
Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed a bill that would have allowed holders of concealed-weapons permits to purchase handguns without background checks required of other buyers.
The bill, H.B. 1180 by Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, would have weakened safeguards against illegal purchases, Ritter said.
The veto placed honest gun owners at a disadvantage, though, said King, who said he was “disappointed the governor chose to limit personal safety options” for permit holders.
Ritter cited Amendment 22, approved by voters in 2000, that closed the so-called “gun-show loophole.” The amendment required purchasers at gun shows to undergo background checks as they would at a licensed gun dealer.
“By establishing a criminal background check bypass, this bill reopens the very loophole that Colorado citizens voted overwhelmingly to close less than nine years ago,” Ritter said.
Ritter did nothing to frustrate illegal gun purchases with the veto, King said.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allows the permits to be used in place of criminal background checks.
Permit holders already have met several requirements, among them training classes, FBI fingerprint and background checks, checks with computerized crime-information systems and approval by sheriffs who issue the permits.
“I’ve not met one (felon) who cares a lick about a concealed-carry permit,” King said.
Recognizing permits would also save the state $25 each time that it has to process a permit application for a purchase, King said.
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