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Hi All

Saw this posted elsewhere, and while I don't live anywhere near Colorado, I think its a cool enough idea to help spread around.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/12401...--organized-civil-disobedience--july-02--2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On July 2, 2013, over 500 Colorado citizens will engage in an act of mass civil disobedience to demonstrate the foolish, arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional nature of the HB 13-1224 which will have gone into effect on the day before.

These Colorado citizens will gather in a public park in Aurora, Colorado. Each of these citizens will bring a single unloaded regular capacity magazine of the type that has been in common use in Colorado and nation wide since the 1980s, and which each of them owned and possessed prior to the effective date of the statute. The United States Supreme Court has made CLEAR that law abiding citizens have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms that are in common use. There are millions of such magazines in Colorado, and they have been lawfully owned and used by Colorado citizens for defense, sport, target shooting, competition, and other lawful use for decades. Yet this property will have been transformed overnight into a form of contraband.

At exactly 12:00 noon, these citizens will begin to pass their magazines to each other, one to the other, again and again, in contravention of Colorado's new prohibition against transfer of existing regular capacity magazines.

The number of magazines will not change.

The nature of the people will not change, nor will their non-violent nature.

The fact these people are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow citizens will not change.

The "lethality" of the crowd will not change.

The danger "on the streets" will not change.

The number of magazines in circulation will not change.

The fact that the magazines have not been utilized to project violence or do any evil will not change.

At any given moment, each person will be holding one magazine that existed on the day the law came into effect, just as they did when they arrived.

But during the course of this organized civil disobedience, the crowd will be committing over 30,000 misdemeanors per minute. They will do so in direct and defiant challenge of a blatantly unconstitutional law, and will be prepared for arrest. In the event of arrests, each person will refuse to plea bargain and will insist on trial by jury. In conjunction, the gun rights organizations listed below will be assisting these individuals' legal defense, and bringing a constitutional challenge of the law both facially and as applied.

This protest will occur contemporaneously with similar protests in other states where politicians have determined to run roughshod over Constitutional rights in an attempt to make a showing of "doing something" about violence, but who lack the courage and political will to take a close look at the mental health system and the systemic failures that resulted from phasing out institutional care while greatly increasing the dispensing of dangerous psychotropic drugs.
 

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Damn I need to go to bed. The thread is a good idea, but have to be honest I thought it was dealing with the brush fires in Colorado, and civil disobedience was breaking out as a result. Geez. :)
 

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Oh man, I thought this was going to be something about helping victims of the fires out there right now.
Indeed. Some on this board - but perhaps not all - seem to be aware Colorado is going through the worst wildfire in its (human) history, millions of dollars and trees lost, dozens of homes gone, two dead. HOPEFULLY by July 2 it will be under control... and another fire won't start that's even worse. It is perhaps not the best of times there for an act of civil disobedience in favor of gun rights. It may not be front page news. And if the state or local officials have to divert resources from fire fighting or recovery to keeping things under control
at the protest, I see the possibility of a backlash.

A mass letter writing, or convoy of aid to the fire victims and firefighters organized by gun rights activists, would probably be more effective.
 

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Indeed. Some on this board - but perhaps not all - seem to be aware Colorado is going through the worst wildfire in its (human) history, millions of dollars and trees lost, dozens of homes gone, two dead. HOPEFULLY by July 2 it will be under control... and another fire won't start that's even worse. It is perhaps not the best of times there for an act of civil disobedience in favor of gun rights. It may not be front page news. And if the state or local officials have to divert resources from fire fighting or recovery to keeping things under control
at the protest, I see the possibility of a backlash.

A mass letter writing, or convoy of aid to the fire victims and firefighters organized by gun rights activists, would probably be more effective.
they have the meeting at the capital then go south with some add ,not that far to colorado springs. Show your support on both issues eh
 

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Indeed. Some on this board - but perhaps not all - seem to be aware Colorado is going through the worst wildfire in its (human) history, millions of dollars and trees lost, dozens of homes gone, two dead. HOPEFULLY by July 2 it will be under control... and another fire won't start that's even worse. It is perhaps not the best of times there for an act of civil disobedience in favor of gun rights. It may not be front page news. And if the state or local officials have to divert resources from fire fighting or recovery to keeping things under control
at the protest, I see the possibility of a backlash.

A mass letter writing, or convoy of aid to the fire victims and firefighters organized by gun rights activists, would probably be more effective.
I give you a guarantee that mass letter writing will not make the news at all. A 'convoy of aid' to the fire fighters would equally do nothing to boost awareness of the inanity of Colorado's gun laws. You have to understand that the majority of people in the state are conservative and pro-gun, but their (our) views are ignored by lawmakers from the Republic of Boulder, Denver, Pueblo, and so on. Writing letters to ideologues accomplishes nothing except waste stamps; this is why the recall efforts began in Colorado.

Nope, a protest like this mag-shuffle is the easiest and most reliable way (as I see it) to get into the news at all. Plus, if arrests or confiscations are made, it could lead to lawsuits and further challenges to the law.
 

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Indeed. Some on this board - but perhaps not all - seem to be aware Colorado is going through the worst wildfire in its (human) history, millions of dollars and trees lost, dozens of homes gone, two dead. HOPEFULLY by July 2 it will be under control... and another fire won't start that's even worse. It is perhaps not the best of times there for an act of civil disobedience in favor of gun rights. It may not be front page news. And if the state or local officials have to divert resources from fire fighting or recovery to keeping things under control
at the protest, I see the possibility of a backlash.

A mass letter writing, or convoy of aid to the fire victims and firefighters organized by gun rights activists, would probably be more effective.
petitio principii much? :rolleyes:

If the government doesn't want to be inconvenienced, then they should not violate their purpose.
 
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