“I will willfully and purposefully and civilly disobey this law. Vote no.”
That’s what one Colorado Senator had to say about Colorado’s attempt to further infringe upon our Second Amendment Rights by restricting and in many cases prohibiting various “standard capacity magazines” and firearms from possession sale, and/or transfer inside the state.
Listen as Senator Greg Brophy speaks on the Senate Floor about Colorado House Bill 1224 during third readings.
“… the other Founding Fathers wrote about this saying that it wasn’t just that you had the Right to protect yourself, your family, and your property, you actually have a Duty. It was Joe Story who wrote that. You have a duty to protect your family. You have a Duty to protect your family. And so while the other senators have said this bill will only affect law-abiding citizens because the wolves, the hollow-men, the criminals wouldn’t follow this law, they would still find a way to access those 30-some-odd million standard capacity rifle magazines or 150-some-odd million detachable magazines, you know they will. They do it all the time, they do it now, illegally in many cases.
It puts the rest of us into a difficult position, and I do not like saying this, but I’m going to tell you right now: I will not obey this law.
(applause, followed by the Chair calling order: No displays. No public displays. This a legislative hearing, not a rally.)
Someday when I need one, or when my son needs one (a standard capacity Magpul magazine — a company that you guys are running out of the State of Colorado), someday I will hop in my Prius and I will drive to Sidney, Nebraska to the Cabella’s store, and I will buy what I or he needs to be the sheepdog of the family, to protect against the wolves.
I imagine when I get up there that I will see a lot of Colorado license plates, because I really doubt that very many people are going to be willing to give up their Right and to forego their Duty to protect their families and their property against the wolves.
We talked a lot on Friday about the economic consequences of this, but the personal consequence of this legislation is: that I will willfully and purposefully and civillydisobey this law. Vote no.”
We need more legislators who stand up for Rights as clearly and as powerfully as Colorado Senator Brophy. Well done, Sir. Well done.