Here’s another tidbit on a topic that’s near to our Mile High hearts: Colorado’s Second Amendment Wildfire. Excerpt:
Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a “coalition of the willing” to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit.
Mr. Hickenlooper, a low-key liberal who went from successful saloon developer to the Denver mayor’s office, was elected governor as part of a concerted effort by liberal billionaires to take over a Western state. In 2010, they not only made Mr. Hickenlooper governor, but they elected “progressive” majorities to both houses of the state legislature. Democrats around the country celebrated the victories and vowed to use the same strategy to change the politics of neighboring states.
And much good it did them.
Only recently in these pages yr. obdt. pointed out one major miscalculation the gun-grabbers made in Colorado; underestimating the political punch of law-abiding gun owners is another. And it’s all very popular to present the NRA as an extremist group, some kind of political monolith, but the truth is something different. (Full disclosure: Mrs. Animal and I are Life Members of that organization.) What the NRA is, is a grass-roots organization in the truest sense of the word; an organization in which the members get to vote for by-laws, officers and policies. In other words, the NRA supports what its members want supported, and in Colorado, NRA members adamantly wanted no part of the Bloomberg/Hickenlooper gun-control stupidity.
That’s political speech, folks; the First Amendment in action. And that’s why John Hickenlooper may well find himself out of a job come January.