April 19, 2012

A Small Victory for Civil Rights

In a move that, quite frankly, surprised me, the Colorado House of Representatives managed to do something pretty reasonable.

Colorado House passes bill to end state background checks on gun sales.

The money quote:

"We should be doing everything possible to preserve and protect life," said Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora.

Then stop putting up roadblocks that hinder people who want to purchase a firearm for their own safety, Ms. Fields.


Old NFO said...

But they still have to do NICS, right?

Jeff B said...

Yes, still have to do an FBI check.

Argument against is that FBI won't catch local stuff... probationers, repeat DUIs, etc.

Argument for is that it saves a ton of money, which CO could certainly use.