Guns for Everyone to host pro-gun rally at Capitol to mark start of legislative session

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Today is the first day of the new legislative session in Colorado -- and in a clear sign of contentious debates to come, a group called Guns for Everyone is staging a "pro-gun rally" to counter expected firearms-control proposals from Democrats this cycle. Organizer Edgar Antillon, a former House district candidate, tells us the event will be about freedom -- a topic, he says, with no room for debate.

"This is about supporting the Second Amendment and supporting our freedoms," says Antillon, a 28-year-old from Westminster. "There are already laws in place to prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns. The problem is, criminals are criminals.... We can ban every single gun and criminals will still have guns."

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Profile picture for the Guns for Everyone page.
When it comes to "bans on the so-called high-capacity magazine and the so-called assault rifle, even Governor [John] Hickenlooper is saying it's time to have a debate about guns," he goes on. But in his view, "there's nothing to debate about. My freedom is not up for discussion."

This session, Colorado is expected to see a wide range of proposals for stricter gun policies -- and supporters say there is unprecedented momentum given the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut last month, in which twenty young children were killed.

The session is also beginning amid the high-profile preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, which began in Monday and is continuing today. At the hearing yesterday, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms testified about the purchases Holmes allegedly made of handguns, shotguns, rifles, thousands of rounds of ammunition, a 100-round drum magazine, an AR-15 and more before he killed twelve and injured dozens more at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Representatives Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, both Democrats, are both pushing forward with gun-control measures in D.C. -- and members of the Colorado House and Senate are already working on different gun-related proposals.

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Guns for Everyone Facebook Page
As Antillon referenced, Hickenlooper, too, is supportive of debate on the matter -- a reversal of his stance in the immediate aftermath of the July 20 theater shooting.

Continue for more on the protest planned tomorrow.

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how about getting rid of the Gun Free Zones?All of these mass shootings have occurred at these so called "Safe Zones".Gun Free Zones only encourage criminals since they know no one in that area is armed!Had those soldiers in the Aurora theater been permitted to carry a firearm,Holmes could have been stopped!Get rid of Gun Free Zones!They are only invitations for criminals!

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Punishing gun owners for last year's gay marriage issue is SO WRONG. Half of us are libertarians who were on the same side.

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I like the Colorado delegation a whole lot more when they're legalizing pot than when they're banning guns.


I like guns too, but why does their logo have to look like a masked mexican wrestler with a trench coat and an AK47? It's like a pro-weed group using Cheech and Chong as their logo.


This is extremely difficult for me . I too,  agree w/ the 'Freedom' arguments & how our country takes more & more,  from American citizens  each day . Communist countries rule w/ less laws as do the 'Free' ones we moronically believe, respect us .

I posses an above average IQ and admit to being totally clueless . I'm not sure I have the capacity to understand w/o attempting to correct the never ending series of problems or issues the country currently faces. Things are really fucked up & are ONLY getting worse !

I hate our Gov telling people they can't have ANYTHING , including guns . Yet, we ARE faced w/ a growing number of stateside 'war-zones' & I have NOT heard a logical solution that satisfies parties on both sides of the issue AND WILL WORK !!!

Take the top 25 richest countries in the world, ( outside of war ), we are #1 in deaths by guns and better than five-fold #2 on this list ! Could it be a question of 'Over-Ruling' on our country's part ? Misuse and abuse of law at ALL facets ? Is this the source behind the increasingly growing number of deaths directly associated w/ guns & crime?

IT'S FUCKING ILLEGAL TO BE HOMELESS !!! Cops in EVERY city target those w/ nothing while the 'privileged' steal billions & our kids die for oil . We war ONLY where & when oil is present . 

Our Gov LEGALLY lies & has it's 'OWN' back and we are truly at their mercy . September 11, entering Vietnam, Oliver North, ECT ...!!!  They continue to waste precious $$$ examining/studying gay marriage, marijuana, obesity, ECT ... , only to waste EVERYTHING come time to vote STRICTLY due to party obligations and NOT logic or common sense !. OUR GOV IS A FUCKING DISASTER and Someday may NEED to comedown & if we have disarmed ourselves as a nation ...????

I'm far more afraid of the Gov than I am the desperate criminal or physco off his meds . Our Gov murders FAR MORE than the 11,500 society averages yearly . 

Again, I don't have an answer outside of a major down-sizing of both State & Federal Governments !!!


Still 8 times more likely to be killed by a cop then some person with a gun.

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