This editorial was sent to us by a friend of the website who lives in Denver. Below we see an example of what many Coloradans call “The People’s Republic of Boulder.”
Indeed there are a number of areas these days that were once known for tolerance and open mindedness that have become quite intolerant and quite close minded over the years. Boulder, Berkeley, The Village Voice (before it folded). It’s a shame. Much of “progressive” America wants all the hard edges shaved off of every corner. Much of progressive America insists now on bubble wrapping the world around it. Hey, so what if the bubble wrap suffocates freedom and liberty? Safety and tranquility, that’s what matters most.
Boulder IS still the United States and the 2nd Amendment does still apply there. Is a court challenge on the way?
Because I own a long gun with a pistol grip and a detachable magazine, I had to the end of December to self-identify to the police, present myself for investigation and my gun for inspection, pay fees in order to receive a police-issued permission slip, all to avoid jail time, monetary penalties, and the confiscation and destruction of my gun.
I have never been convicted or even charged with a crime in my 54 years of life, but this week I become a criminal. I am no different then potentially thousands of other Boulderites who cannot bring themselves to submit to this ugliness.
Let’s consider also that this is COLORADO (even if it is Boulder). Guns are part of what makes Colorado Colorado.