Press Release 3-07-13 COPS and Colorado Gunowner Tea Party‏

Friday, March 8, 2013
By Paul Martin



CONTACT: Mike McNulty (970) 443-7303 D. Ray Hickman (970) 226-0545

Director of Citizens Organization Director of Colorado Gun Owners Tea Party

For Public Safety – C.O.P.S.

Established 1989


Today the Citizens Organization for Public Safety and Colorado Gun Owners Tea Party announce a drastic, but needed, response to the actions of the Colorado State legislature regarding the passage of seven gun control bills in the State Senate this past week.

We view the actions of the supporters of this proposed legislation as having crossed a line in the sand that demarks the beginning of
“intolerable Acts” on the part of any government that allegedly abides by the Constitution of the United States and the state of Colorado.
We have witnessed a long series of near hysterical acts by legislators that should have a high regard for the historical deliberative process,
long established by the Founders, so as to maintain the checks and balances of our form of government. It appears that a deliberate agenda
of control has been imposed on our State Legislature by persons from the east, like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama ,
having their agents “lobby” by phone contact while the Legislators were actually on the floor of the House performing their duties!
This kind of activity is disgraceful and unacceptable, just as the legislation being developed is unacceptable.
Therefore: Today we are calling upon all Freedom Loving Hunters and Fisherman, across the nation to join the Sportsmen of Colorado in a boycott of the Colorado hunting and fishing season for 2013. This will be more than a symbolic protest against the passage of the aforementioned legislation. We are asking the Hunters and Fishermen of Colorado and the Nation to cancel their plans for a Colorado hunting or fishing trip for this season. Our goal is to create a “sequester” effect on incoming taxes and revenues to the Colorado State Government. The hunting and fishing outdoors industry provides the state of Colorado 1.8 billion dollars a year in revenue, with an additional 1.2 billion dollars being derived from secondary sources such as Hotels, restaurants, bars and retail sporting goods stores. Three Billion dollars is a significant part of the Colorado economy. A large portion of that figure comes from folks that live out of state and our own Colorado hunters and fisherman. Our goal is to send a message that enough is enough and to remind these errant legislators who they work for and where the money, that they spend so freely, comes from – the people of Colorado and citizens from around the country.

We understand that for some in Colorado this will be a significant sacrifice, we simply ask what price freedom, how much are your Second Amendment rights worth – one hunting or fishing season or much more? United we stand, divided we fall.

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