Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

The Left’s proudest moments. But it wasn’t…

January 1, 2014

This year might have marked the high point for the Left in Colorado.After a decade of well-funded, well-coordinated advances, the Left got most of what they wanted. With renewal energy mandates on rural electrics, attacks on fracking, legalizing voter mischief, and anti-gun laws, 2013 should have been the Left’s proudest moment. But it wasn’t.Thanks in great part to the multi-year efforts of the Independence Institute, anti-guns bills–like a ban on concealed-carry on campus–failed. The Left‘s massive “for the children” educational tax increase, Amendment 66, went down in humiliating defeat. Education reformers were re-elected in Douglas County, and reformers were swept into office in Jefferson County and Loveland school district. And for the first time in state history, State Senators were recalled.The message of 2013 was loud and clear – real Coloradans, not urban elitists funded by Michael Bloomberg, control the destiny of this freedom-loving state. Could this be the turning point in Colorado history? Well, that largely depends on you. Those who have invested in Independence over the years made these 2013 victories and so many others possible. We thank them all. I want to be thanking you in coming years for even greater victories that YOU made possible by investing TODAY! Please invest in the Independence Institute right now by making a tax-deductible contribution HERE.And remember, every time you give to Independence, a Leftist dies a little inside. Happy New Year!

Straight on,

Jon Caldara

Rep. Cheri Gerou (R-Evergreen) voting to restrict your gun rights Colorado

May 6, 2013
 

I’m not sure if you were able to read my message last week about Rep. Cheri Gerou (R-Evergreen) voting to restrict your gun rights and now working overtime to silence gun owners!

But you need to hear this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7raB-X82zM&list=UUJdIbpK5kD-sQggDggzULdQ&index=1

Voting records and actions don’t lie; they reveal who people really are when (they think) no one is watching.
I hear some of the same responses nearly every time I call out a Republican on their anti-gun position:

“C’mon, you don’t say! A Republican wouldn’t actually vote with Democrats to take away our gun rights, would they?”

“She emailed me personally and told me not to listen to RMGO, she says you’re lying.”

And one of my personal favorites…
“It can’t be true; the NRA gave the legislator an A-rating.”

Of course if you’ve been following politics for any amount of time you know when it comes to defending the Second Amendment…

…liberal Republicans like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and yes, even Cheri Gerou, consistently find a way to undermine our Constitutional rights.
But you already knew that.

, I don’t need to tell you politicians are shifty or underhanded or that they don’t just come out and claim to be anti-gun to your face.

In Gerou’s case, she voted against what the Colorado media labeled as the most controversial gun control measures.

But once the cameras were off and Coloradans’ attention was directed toward other issues like immigration and education, without missing a beat, Rep. Gerou voted to restrict your Second Amendment Rights.

That’s why RMGO keeps a weathered-eye on the issues even when they don’t garner the limelight.

Here are the bills that Rep. Gerou voted for this year:

  • HB 1043-Redefine a deadly weapon: Labels any firearm loaded or unloaded as a deadly weapon. This bill takes away due process by giving DAs the upper hand in the courtroom and makes it harder for honest citizens to defend themselves by adding an automatic assumption of intent.
    (House Republican Yes Votes: Gerou, Gardner)

  • SB 195-Stricter Requirements to Obtain a CCW Permit: Citizens shouldn’t have to fight through the bureaucratic red-tape to practice their Constitutional Rights. Unfortunately, this bill makes it even harder and more restrictive for honest law-abiding citizens to obtain a CCW Permit.
    (House Republican Yes Votes: Gerou, Gardner, Conti)

  • SB 13-Gives Peace Officer Status to the Secret Service: This bill gives the same person behind the infamous Fast & Furious scandal, Eric Holder, the power to arrest and detain Colorado citizens without due process through the use of the Secret Service, which Holder is appointed power over.
    (House Republican Yes Votes: Gerou)

  • HB 1306-Creates Mental Health Task Force: This bill aims to create legislation which could give bureaucrats the ability to violate your private health records and strip away your right to bear arms through a Government controlled databases.
    (House Republican Yes Votes: Gerou)

The truth is in the public records!

In fact, out of 28 House Republicans, Gerou was only one of three House Republicans to vote for gun control. Of the nine gun control measures Gerou voted on in the House, Gerou voted for anti-gun measures four times — the most of any Republican in the entire legislature!

Normally we don’t hand out grades at RMGO, but in this case we’re going to make a special exception for Rep. Gerou:

RMGO Grade – 55%-F

To make matters worse, now “representative” Gerou has filed an “ethics” complaint against RMGO Lobbyist Joe Neville in a radical attempt to silence pro-gun supporters at the state Capitol.

Despite being the instigator and aggressor in this incident, she had the audacity to have one of our staffers “investigated” by anti-gun tribunal.

While she claims RMGO is lying about her behavior, just take a listen to her testimony about the incident in the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7raB-X82zM&list=UUJdIbpK5kD-sQggDggzULdQ&index=1

I don’t know about you, but to me, sounds like “representative” Gerou isn’t as pro-gun as she’d like you to believe.

You see, Gerou represents House District 25, the safest Republican seat in all of Jefferson County and also one of the largest support bases for the Second Amendment in all of Colorado.

This is why we believe Gerou is doing everything possible to block, shutdown, and firewall the public from knowing the truth about her anti-gun positions.

But those who know me know there’s nothing that infuriates me more than weak-kneed politicians playing fast and loose with our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

I will expose the records of those politicians from ANY PARTY who fail to stand up for our Second Amendment Rights, NO COMPROMISE!

I don’t work for one party or another. I work for the tens of thousands of pro-gun supporters just like you who expect me to protect and defend your right to keep and bear arms.

As the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners that has been my promise to you and I intend to keep it.

So if you haven’t yet, please click here to help RMGO fight back against Representative Gerou’s radical attempt to silence gun owners.

, your donation of $100, $50, or even $30 – or whatever you can afford – will help us battle this onslaught.

Only together can we win this fight to preserve our constitutional rights.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown Signature
Dudley Brown

P.S. Rep. Gerou voted for four of the nine anti-gun measures. This was the most of any Republican in the entire legislature!

Now, Gerou has filed an ethics complaint against RMGO Lobbyist Joe Neville in a radical attempt to silence pro-gun supporters at the state capitol.

So if you haven’t yet, please click here to help RMGO fight back against Representative Gerou’s radical attempt to silence gun owners.

Your donation of $100, $50, or even $30 – or whatever you can afford – will help us battle this onslaught.


Colorado now seeks to torpedo free speech: First it was the ability to defend yourself. Well, we did warn you.

May 2, 2013

We had to know this was coming sooner or later. A government that believes itself to be powerful enough to restrict the right of citizens to self-defense with firearms will sooner or later seek to torpedo free speech as well.

Invariably collectivist governments around the world prove the point. From the old Communist Soviet Union to Red China, from Hitler’s Germany to Castro’s Cuba, such regimes are convinced it is necessary not only to insure that their citizens are disarmed but that their right to criticize the government or to utter other forbidden ideas must be severely restricted.

The name of the game is centralized control. Government fears the freedom of the people. Thus, the people must be muzzled and deprived of their guns.

Colorado is the latest case in point.

Just weeks ago the Colorado legislature and governor, both of which are under the control of Democrats, passed highly restrictive gun control measures over the objections of millions of citizens, leading a major gun magazine manufacturer to promptly leave the state, taking its jobs with it. Sportsmen and hunters have vowed to boycott the state. Hunting and fishing are a multimillion dollar industry in Colorado, and the state government benefits handsomely from the activity.

But perhaps the thing that sticks in the craw of Colorado politicians the most is the vociferous verbal attacks they are receiving from citizens who astutely observe that the state has crossed a line that is totally unacceptable to freedom-loving citizens. Threats of recall elections have been rampant, and forces are now amassing to oust all Democrats from the legislature in the next election for their shocking overreach in trampling on the rights of citizens.

However, it is to be noted that the main instigator of the current attack on free speech is a Republican.

In addition, Colorado has become a target for nationwide civil disobedience as gun owners vow they will deliberately break the state’s new gun laws.

But instead of such outrage leading the politicians to back off their ill-conceived attacks on citizen rights, the pompous purveyors of prepotent despotism decided instead to muzzle the citizens, preventing them from advocating for Second Amendment rights.

One writer called the action “an unprecedented abuse of power.”

When the gun control bills were being considered in the Colorado legislature, Rep. Cheri Gerou, a Republican, burst forth in a tirade over her constituents’ views on guns. One of her targets was a representative of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Association, Joe Neville, who eloquently defended the legislator’s gun rights constituents. In retaliation Gerou filed a complaint against Neville and launched an investigation by an “anti-gun tribunal” into the gun owner group and Neville.

The full story of the confrontation instigated by Gerou can be found here.

This kind of behavior on the part of elected representatives who are supposed to represent all of their constituents cannot be tolerated. If her actions are sanctioned or overlooked, and if she is successful in silencing Neville and the gun owners group, then the forces of anti-freedom will win yet another battle.

Patriots beware.

SOURCE

 

Chore Boy; It’s not just for smoking Crack anymore! epic fail obama rogue agency back at it again!

March 13, 2013

Right out of the stuck on stupid file comes this.

Chore Boy Scrubber now a “silencer.”

This, from the nanny state bureaucrats that brought you the Waco Holocaust and Ruby Ridge.

A more sensible approach.

People can fight and die for our nation, but have a beer or own a firearm?

Colorado democrats ready for not so civil war it would appear.

As is well known weapon registration, which leads to confiscation, leads to extermination.

 

Barrett, LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, York Arms, MidwayUSA, Cheaper Than Dirt, Spike’s Tactical: HEROS

February 24, 2013

Ever since the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Left has rabidly pursued all manner of unconstitutional gun control legislation. Federal, state and local, the NeoComs stop at nothing to deprive us of our unalienable rights, endowed by our Creator. Yet all is not lost as long as we stand firm.

The National Institute of Justice, the research branch of the Justice Department, recently leaked a memo evaluating many of the White House’s preferred gun control measures. For example, the NIJ says that Dianne Feinstein‘s defensive weapons ban is “unlikely to have an impact on gun violence” because — wait for it — those firearms “are not a major contributor to gun crime.” Therefore, concludes the NIJ, in order for a ban to be effective, it would have to include no exemptions and be paired with a mandatory buyback program.

Notably, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) just introduced legislation to impose a 10 percent tax on concealable firearms, aiming to fund a federal buyback with the revenue collected.

The NIJ reaches similar conclusions about magazine capacity limits, which would be ineffective while exempting currently owned magazines, and universal background checks, which won’t work without national gun registration because criminals use straw purchasers or steal weapons in order to avoid background checks.

The question is, will Obama and the NeoComs pursue NIJ’s recommended “fixes” to their obviously flawed plans?

While movement has temporarily slowed at the federal level, the states are busy enacting their own draconian gun restrictions. In Colorado, House Democrats passed four anti-gun bills including outlawing concealed carry on college campuses (more on that below), requiring universal background checks and limiting magazine capacity to 15 rounds.

As we noted last week, Magpul, maker of the popular PMAG magazine for AR-15 platform weapons, plans to carry through with its threat to leave the state because of the mag cap limit. Democrats tried offering them an exemption to manufacture their magazines in-state as long as they didn’t sell them there, but Magpul wisely didn’t take the bait. “If we’re able to stay in Colorado and manufacture a product, but law-abiding citizens of the state were unable to purchase the product, customers around the state and the nation would boycott us for remaining here,” said Doug Smith, Magpul’s chief operating officer. The move would take $85 million and hundreds of jobs from Colorado.

In Washington, a bill is in the works with a requirement to “safely and securely store” any legally owned “assault weapons.” It would also provide sheriffs with the power to, “no more than once per year, conduct an inspection to ensure compliance,” upon penalty of up to one year in jail.

Maryland Democrats seek to ban “possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving an assault weapon.” That goes beyond Feinstein’s federal ban proposal in that it also bans “possessing.” Furthermore, no one under the age of 21 may possess ammunition, meaning they also can’t hunt. Things aren’t going well in the Used-to-Be Free State.

New York, an early adopter of unconstitutional restrictions post-Newtown, isn’t done. Democrats introduced a bill to require that all gun owners in New York “obtain and continuously maintain a policy of liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars specifically covering any damages resulting from any negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person.” Failing this, a gun owner will face “immediate revocation of such owner’s registration, license and any other privilege to own” a firearm. Privilege? Our copy of the Constitution recognizes the right to keep and bear arms.

Speaking of New York, numerous gun manufacturers and sellers are refusing to sell to law enforcement officers or government agencies anything that can’t be legally bought by the average citizen. This move applies to any other state that bans weapons or magazines while making exceptions for law enforcement officers. So far, none of the big three law enforcement suppliers — Smith & Wesson, Glock and Sig Sauer — have joined the effort, but Barrett, LaRue Tactical, Olympic Arms, York Arms, MidwayUSA, Cheaper Than Dirt, Spike’s Tactical and several others have announced the policy change.

We greatly respect and appreciate our nation’s law enforcement officers, but if a seven-round mag is good enough for a civilian, it’s good enough for a police officer. And if civilians can’t own modern muskets, police shouldn’t either. Civilians and law enforcement personnel are fellow citizens, not subjects.

State news isn’t all bad, however. Ten states have proposed legislation to preempt federal gun bans and protect lawful gun owners. Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington have all proposed legislation to protect firearms made and kept within their borders. Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Tennessee have already passed such laws.

Finally, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks state guns bans will reach the Court. We agree, and we don’t doubt Scalia is itching to reiterate that the Court meant what it said in its Heller and McDonald rulings, and that the Second Amendment also means what it says.

During the debate in Colorado about concealed carry on campus, Democrat state Rep. Joe Salazar explained why women don’t need guns for self-defense against would-be rapists: “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”

Hot Air’s Mary Katherine Ham retorted, “Well, after all, you might not get raped. In Salazar’s world, not only are women incapable of defending themselves against a physical threat, but they are incapable of even identifying a physical threat, and should therefore be deprived of the ability to try. Empowerment!”

Never fear, the University of Colorado posted some safety tips for avoiding rape, including “kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.” Failing that, “Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.” They conclude, “Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.” Well, unless you decide carrying a firearm is appropriate. Call boxes, whistles and vomiting are peachy ideas, but a handgun would be far better. When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

Another legislator, Democrat State Senator Jesse Ulaberri, contended that people don’t need guns for self-defense because that just leads to a “whole crossfire.” And besides, the people in Tucson “stood up to defend themselves … and they did it with ball point pens.”

These are the people who think they know what’s best for you.

The Patriot Post

Most elected officials would love nothing more…

October 12, 2012
Most elected officials would love nothing more than to take gun owners’ votes and then never hear from them again until the next election rolls around.

They think they’re MORE than capable of running our lives for us, after all. Voters like you and me just “get in the way.”

Well, I’m a State Representative who believes the opposite . . .

. . . which is why I’ve joined with Rocky Mountain Gun Owners to sponsor the Colorado Constitutional Carry Act in the upcoming Legislative Session.

I believe it’s time for you and me to send a loud and clear message to the General Assembly that the days of demanding gun owners’ votes and then doing nothing in return are OVER.

So won’t you please click here and sign the petition to your State Representative and State Senator urging them to vote and pass the Colorado Constitutional Carry Bill?

As you know, if passed, Constitutional Carry would restore the right of every law-abiding Colorado citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves and their families — WITHOUT going through a bunch of bureaucratic rigmarole!

In short, if you’re legally able to own a firearm, you’re legally able to carry it concealed for self-defense. Period.

This is the way it’s done in Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming.

And despite the hand-wringing of the gun-grabbers, the news media and government bureaucrats, those states have not seen a rise in shoot-outs and vigilante justice since passing Constitutional Carry.

I know you’re not surprised.

When law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves, criminals soon realize they had better start looking for another line of work.

After all, attacking a “victim” armed with a concealed firearm can often result in early “retirement!”

The fact is, the gun-grabbers’ overbearing and UNCONSTITUTIONAL “regulations” and “requirements” are meant to do nothing more than undermine the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens just like you and me.

After all, do CRIMINALS ask for government permission before they carry a concealed weapon?

Do CRIMINALS have to pay fees or take training classes?

Of course not.

But under current law in Colorado:*** Government officials can still deny you a concealed-carry permit;

All they have to do is claim they’re worried you MIGHT commit a crime in the future -– a power which will almost certainly be abused in certain areas.

*** Military veterans can be STRIPPED of the right to carry a concealed weapon;

Simply acknowledging mental stress to an anti-gun government psychologist upon returning from war could trigger the ban.

*** Colorado gun owners must pay a fee every five years, or have their “training renewed,” just to keep their permits;

Some estimates show these regulations cost law-abiding Colorado gun owners up to $3 million every year, which is why some “pro-gun” organizations (of whom many are firearms instructors) supported this provision in the past.

That’s why it’s vital you act today!

The good news is, Colorado Second Amendment supporters just like you have already proven we can create a grassroots firestorm.

Our job is to force the Legislature to pass Constitutional Carry when they come back to Denver.

No other group is fighting for the right to keep and bear arms in Colorado but Rocky Mountain Gun Owners . . .

. . . which is why I’m a member of RMGO myself.

But this fight won’t be easy.

Gun control groups are likely going to be pouring millions into Colorado to brow-beat weak-kneed politicians into DEFEATING Constitutional Carry.

You and I can’t let that happen.

That’s why clicking here and signing the petition is so important.

Over the next few months, my goal is to gather up to 100,000 petitions from Second Amendment supporters just like you so that we can FLOOD the Legislature with these petitions and show every elected official in Denver you and I mean business.

Then, using mail, email and phone banks, I plan to recruit an additional 50,000 Second Amendment supporters all across Colorado to help join in this fight.

And when the fight really begins to heat up, my hope is to run targeted newspaper and radio ads to help us get the votes to put us over the top.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid even all this won’t be enough.

If you and I want to DEFEAT the gun-grabbers’ anti-gun lobby, we must be prepared to push on every front.

None of these tactics will be cheap. So I must ask for your generous financial support, as well.

Mandatory begging for bucks link.

KNOWLEDGE KEY TO PREVENTING SNAKEBITES

September 15, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Summer means cycling, golfing, rock climbing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, boating and swimming. It can also mean increased human-wildlife encounters, including those of the slithering kind. As such, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people to watch for snakes as they enjoy the outdoors.

Colorado has 28 snake species, but only three are venomous: the massasauga, found on the southeast plains below 5,500 feet elevation; the midget faded rattlesnake, found in western-central Colorado; and the prairie rattlesnake, found throughout the state at elevations below 9,500 feet.

“Most people rarely encounter rattlesnakes, but they are out there,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife reptile specialist Tina Jackson. “They are interesting to watch. They are beautiful creatures. But you need to be careful.”

Knowing how to distinguish a harmless snake from a rattler can mean the difference between a friendly human-wildlife encounter and a trip to the nearest emergency room.

The most distinguishing characteristic of a rattlesnake is the rattle at the end of the tail, but sometimes that can be misleading. For example, bull snakes try to mimic rattlesnakes by shaking their tail and hissing. Mature bull snakes can grow much larger than rattlesnakes and while they are not poisonous, their bite is very powerful and painful.

Jackson says that in most cases, injuries are the result of people trying to handle snakes. People who encounter snakes should never try to move, play with or harass them. The best course of action is to move away from snakes and give the reptiles enough room to slither away, Jackson said.

“If you run into a snake, as with any wildlife, give it room. Don’t try to pick it up. Don’t try to make it move. Don’t try to kill it,” she said. “In most cases the snake is not going to bother you.”

Because they are cold-blooded, snakes tend to move back and forth between shady and sunny spots to regulate their body temperatures. On warm days they become more active, lingering in spots that enable them to move easily between cooler and warmer areas.

“They can’t pant or sweat to lower their body temperatures, so they have to move into the shade. Once they start cooling down, they need to move into the sun to warm up,” Jackson said. “On really hot days they’ll move into a hole in the ground, under a rock, in a woodpile, under a deck, or in the corner of a shed or garage.”  Employees of utility companies often report finding snakes curled up in utility boxes.

In the event of snakebite, experts advise victims to seek immediate medical attention. Puncture wounds by non-venomous snakes can become infected if not promptly treated, causing swelling, bruising and pain. Even dead rattlesnakes can be dangerous because their fangs can still transmit venom.

Pets are bitten more often than people because they do not recognize the telltale rattle as a warning sign. Dogs tend to get facial injuries because they try to smell snakes. Cats are more likely to sustain injuries to their front paws because they swipe at snakes.

For more information about Colorado reptiles and amphibians, go to http://ndis.nrel.colostate.edu/herpatlas/coherpatlas/.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

ELK HUNTING 101 IN DENVER SEPT. 27

September 15, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a basic seminar for hunting elk in Colorado as a part of our Hunter Outreach Program efforts to educate and involve new hunters in the sport. This seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits/habitat, hunting tactics and techniques and provide a good beginning for the novice elk hunter.  Registration is limited to 75 participants. Join the fastest growing family of hunters in Colorado for an educational evening.

WHO: Everyone

WHEN: Thursday Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 9 PM

WHERE: Hunter Education Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

COST: No cost

SIGN UP: To register please email wildlife.neoutreach@state.co.us or call 303-291-7804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number to register.

For more information on hunting in Colorado, go to:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

4TH SEASON DATE: HIGH-QUALITY HUNTS IN MEEKER

September 15, 2012

MEEKER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, high-quality elk and mule deer hunts beginning Nov. 3.

Interested hunters must submit a written application by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 to:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Meeker Office
Attn:  Bailey Franklin/Special Miller Creek Ranch Hunts
PO Box 1181, Meeker CO 81641

The application can be found at: http://parks.state.co.us/SiteCollectionImages/parks/Misc/MeekerHuntApplication.pdf

Nine hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Management Unit 23 during the 2012 big game hunting seasons. In addition, one public bull elk hunt will be available to any big game hunter that plans to purchase an unlimited, over-the-counter bull elk license for the third rifle season in 2012.

“This is a rare, high-quality private land hunting experience,” said District Wildlife Manager Bailey Franklin. “We encourage sportsmen to take advantage of this chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hunt.”

The unique opportunity developed through a working relationship between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Miller Creek Ranch landowner Richard Bachmann.

As part of their efforts in a large-scale big game habitat protection and improvement project, local wildlife managers reached a mutual agreement with Bachmann to set aside a perpetual conservation easement on his 3,100-acre ranch property, located in GMU 23.

A portion of the agreement stipulates that a limited amount of public access for mule deer and elk hunting will be made available annually and will be cooperatively implemented by the agency, Bachman and property manager Joe Collins.

The Miller Creek Ranch is within the White River mule deer and elk herd units, two of the largest big game populations in the state of Colorado. The ranch features a variety of habitat, including high elevation aspen and conifer forest, mountain shrub lands and lower elevation pinyon-juniper woodland and sagebrush.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications until the Oct. 10 deadline. The hunts are open to all eligible hunters; however, preference will be given to youth and military veterans that apply. There is no cost associated with the application. The following hunts will be available and hunters should be specific about which of these hunting seasons/opportunities they are interested and eligible to apply for:

ONE UNGUIDED ANTLERED/BUCK DEER HUNT ON MILLER CREEK RANCH

Third regular rifle season – Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 2012
OR
Fourth limited rifle season – Nov. 14 through Nov. 18 2012

To be eligible, applicants must have drawn a limited deer license in either:
- DM012O3R
- DM012O4R
- DE011P3R

Applicant must confirm eligibility and indicate interest in buck mule deer hunt in the application.

One hunter will be selected from a pool of eligible applicants to hunt a buck deer during only one of the two potential buck deer hunt dates specifically listed above for 2012.

ONE UNGUIDED ANTLERLESS/DOE DEER HUNT ON MILLER CREEK RANCH
Third regular rifle season – Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 2012

Applicant must have drawn a limited antlerless deer license in either:
- DF012O3R
- DE011P3R

Applicants must confirm eligibility and indicate interest in doe mule deer hunt in the application.

One hunter will be selected from a pool of eligible applicants to hunt a doe deer during the hunt dates specifically listed above for 2012.

ONE UNGUIDED ANTLERED/BULL ELK HUNT ON MILLER CREEK RANCH

Third regular OTC rifle season – Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 2012
OR
Fourth limited rifle season – Nov. 14 through Nov. 18 2012

All hunters are eligible to apply for this public bull elk hunt during the third rifle season.

Applicants that have drawn a limited, either sex license for EE012O4R are also eligible to apply for this bull elk hunt but would be restricted to the fourth, limited rifle season.

Applicant must confirm that they are planning to purchase an over-the-counter bull elk license for the third rifle elk season, or have already drawn a fourth rifle limited elk license.

Applicants must indicate interest in the bull elk hunt in application.

One hunter from the pool of eligible applicants will be selected to hunt a bull elk during only one of the two potential bull elk hunt dates specifically listed above for 2012.

7 UNGUIDED COW ELK HUNTS ON MILLER CREEK RANCH

- Third regular OTC rifle season – Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 2012
- Fourth limited rifle season – Nov. 14 through Nov. 18 2012
- Latter portion of the late, private-land-only rifle season:  Oct. 24 through Nov. 11 2012
- Late rifle December PLO cow elk season – Hunt 1:  Dec. 1 through Dec. 6 2012
- Late rifle December PLO cow elk season – Hunt 2:  Dec. 7 through Dec. 12 2012
- Late rifle December PLO cow elk season – Hunt 3:  Dec. 13 through Dec. 18 2012

In order to be eligible to apply for one of the seven public cow elk hunts, applicant must have drawn a limited antlerless or either-sex elk license in either:
- EF012O3R
- EE012O4R
- EF011P5R
- EF023P5R

Applicant must confirm eligibility and must specifically indicate which of the cow elk hunts listed above that they are applying for in the application.

CPW will select seven hunters from pool of eligible applicants to hunt cow elk during any of the six potential cow elk hunt dates specifically listed above for 2012.

The ten hunters will be notified by mail soon after the deadline. In addition, those selected will receive specific dates and details from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, including a hunt packet detailing special travel restrictions and hunting access rules.

For more information or questions, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker office at 970-878-6090.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.

To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us

To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Real Solutions to Last Night’s Shootings — As another Gun Free Kill Zone claims lives

July 20, 2012

 

 

Gun Owners of America

 

Gun Owners of America Offering Real Solutions to Last Night’s Shootings

– As another Gun Free Kill Zone claims lives

 

Last night’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado was extremely tragic, as more than a dozen people were killed in another Gun Free Kill Zone.

 

At the opening showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” James Holmes dressed up in costume and murdered several people while the movie was barely thirty minutes into the story. The gunman used a movie gunfight to cover his actions and further surprise the innocent patrons. Worse, the theater in Aurora reportedly has a “no guns” policy.

 

Despite gun control’s obvious failure, the calls for more restrictions have already begun:

 

* Piers Morgan of CNN came out of the box, calling for more gun control in the wake of the shooting.

 

* New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the strategy of people arming themselves for self-defense just “doesn’t work.”

 

* And the Brady Campaign took the opportunity to tell the nation that, “This is yet another horrific reminder that guns enable mass killings.”

 

Tragically, many were killed last night. But it is also tragic that there was not another gun-toting Samuel Williams at the theater — the senior who rescued several Floridians against two armed thugs at an Internet cafe last week. (You can read the story and watch the exciting video here.)

 

And of course, while the national media is sure to focus on this Aurora, Colorado shooting for days to come, there is another shooting in that same city that you probably heard nothing about — when a worshipper at an Aurora church stopped a shooting this past April.

 

In that shooting, the bad guy was only able to kill one person in the parking lot, as the armed hero took him out before any other damage could be done.

 

Funny how the national media tends NOT to pick up stories where the good guy stops the perp!

 

To keep this in perspective, whenever we hear about horrid shootings like the one last night in Aurora, Colorado, we should remember that guns save as many as 80 lives for every one that is tragically taken. See the Gun Owners of America Fact Sheet here.

 

Gun Owners of America is appearing on several media outlets today to answer questions about our gun rights and to offer concealed carry solutions as the cure to future acts of terrorism like this.

 

Also, you can call in to GOA Radio Live to discuss this event with our Talk Show host, Bill Frady, from 6:00-8:00 pm tonight. Call 703-776-9264 to be on the show. GOA’s Larry Pratt will be interviewed by Frady next week.

 

Please stand with us and help GOA continue defending our gun rights across the country.

The murder of 13 moviegoers last night in a Denver-area theater was horrific.

 

My prayers, and the prayers of our staff and members, go out to the families of the victims and those wounded in this attack.

 

Living in Colorado, this attack strikes close to home for me.

 

I was sad this morning, but now I’m angry.

 

I’m angry that the theater bans law-abiding citizens from arming themselves for self-defense.

 

I’m angry that this deranged lunatic murdered men, women and children in a senseless act of violence.

 

And I’m outraged that already, not even twelve hours after the shooting, the gun control vultures are circling the victims.

 

This morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken to the airwaves to exploit the blood of innocents to advance his radical anti-gun agenda.

 

Never one to let a “crisis go to waste,” Bloomberg is demanding both President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney publicly come out in favor of expanding gun control.

 

While Colorado and the nation remain in a state of shock and grief, the Bloomberg political machine is callously exploiting this tragedy to churn out their anti-gun lies and rhetoric.

 

Make no mistake — this is a dangerous time right now for our gun rights.

 

President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the Presidential race and they’re desperate.

 

With a sinking economy and lackluster campaigns, they’re BOTH looking for any advantage they can muster.

 

And that means OUR Constitutionally-protected gun rights are certain to be in their sights.

 

You and I both know what President Obama thinks of gun owners . . .

 

. . . he thinks we’re “bitter” hicks, who “cling to our guns.”

 

But Mitt Romney’s record is no better. As Governor of Massachusetts he permanently banned an entire class of firearms.

 

Tragedies like last night’s movie theater shooting are just the sort of thing that the gun-banners have been waiting to exploit.

 

They will use this tragedy — and others like it — to call for “action.”

 

You and I both know their “call to action” means more gun control.

 

As gun owners and gun rights activists we MUST be vigilant in these times — not just in the defense of our loved ones, but in defense of our right to keep and bear arms.

 

With the UN “Small Arms Treaty” gun control meetings in New York City concluding exactly one week from today, it looks more likely than ever Barack Obama will attempt some sort of election-year gun grab.

 

In the name of public or international safety, and under pressure to conform to international “law,” that could mean a ban on inexpensive, imported ammunition . . .

 

. . . or a ban on full-capacity magazines . . .

 

. . . or an outright ban on civilian ownership of handguns . . .

 

. . . or worse yet, they could attack our very right to own firearms at all!

 

To make matters worse, Republican nominee Mitt Romney might help him!

 

You and I both know that Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg and left-wing international gun-grabbers will work every angle of this shooting as an excuse to restrict our rights.

 

Our right to defend ourselves and our families from violent thugs — and anti-gun politicians — hangs in the balance on a daily basis.

 

Here is what you can do to help:

 

*** Please pray for the families of the victims and those injured by the horrific attack near Denver.

 

*** Gun grabbers seize upon every outrage and crime, so we must always be prepared.

For Freedom,

 

Dudley Brown

Executive Vice President

 

P.S. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken to the airwaves to exploit the blood of innocents to advance his radical anti-gun agenda.

 

Our right to defend ourselves and our families from violent thugs — and anti-gun politicians — hangs in the balance on a daily basis.

 

Please pray for the families of the victims and those injured by the horrific attack near Denver.

 

Gun grabbers seize upon every outrage and crime, so we must always be prepared. Please click here to chip in $15 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights continue to fight against the gun control schemes of liberals like Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama.

 

 

 

 


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