Hamner down on guns
At a Summit County Legislative forum State Representative Millie Hamner defended her anti-Second Amendment voting record noting “…we don’t call it ‘gun control’, we call it ‘gun safety’.”
The “we” Rep. Hamner is referring to must NOT be the law-abiding, 2nd Amendment-defending House District 61 constituents. Perhaps “we” is her liberal establishment donors which include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Rep. Hamner went on to say that the gun bills were about “public safety not restricting anyone’s rights” and “If I thought anything we were doing was in violation of the Constitution I wouldn’t have voted for it.”
Rep. Hamner voted against CO HB13-1048. This bill extended the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions to include owners, managers, and employees of businesses.
Whose rights and safety did Rep. Hamner have in mind when she voted against HB1048 — the business owner, employee trying to earn a living or the perpetrator?
54 Colorado Sheriffs have taken a bold stand as to the constitutionality of recently passed gun laws. These Sheriffs include HD61 Sheriffs of Summit, Delta, Gunnison and Lake counties (3 Republicans, 1 Democrat). The Judicial system will have a say.
Additionally, the Constituents of House District 61 will have the opportunity to voice their dismay at the polls in November 2014.