Rosemary Potter: Defending our rights


To the editor:

I expect there are a lot of people who disagree with Charley Brown’s letter in Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press saying that the county sheriffs have no right not to enforce Colorado’s new gun laws. 

When the state of Colorado enacts laws that are contrary to our U.S. Constitution, we have a right not to obey those laws. We agree with the County Sheriffs of Colorado, whose position I pass on to you here.

The County Sheriffs of Colorado, a Littleton-based advocacy organization, released a position paper on the day of President Barack Obama’s visit, arguing that gun control does not result in lower crime rates:

“We urge our state elected officials not to make decisions during this grieving period because it would likely lead to policies that are unenforceable and possibly unconstitutional, while punishing law abiding citizens and doing nothing to reduce violent crime,” the paper read.

Sheriff Tim Jantz has our “thumbs up” for his stand for our Second Amendment rights guaranteed by our Constitution.

It would be better for all of us to be law-abiding citizens (living by the Constitution) and not be deceived by those who think they know better.  The new Colorado laws chip away at our right to defend ourselves against criminals who pay no attention to any law. 

It is illogical to think we can stop gun violence by stripping our gun rights so that we cannot protect ourselves against criminals with guns.  Chicago has very strict gun control, and it is the murder capital of the nation.

Rosemary Potter



George Robertson 3 years, 1 month ago

Very good point Rosemary. In fact All of the cities with the strictest gun laws (Washington DC, New Orleans, Chicago, etc.) have the highest violent crime rates. Perhaps its because the criminals KNOW that fewer people have guns to protect themselves? Again gun LAWS only affect law abiding citizens and do NOTHING to deter the criminal conversely they actually play into the hand of the criminal!


Allen Hischke 3 years, 1 month ago

There is only one law that will help stop gun violence and gun crime. That law should read as follows: If any person, adult or child, uses any gun, be it BB gun or machine gun, to commit any crime, either stealing a stick of gum or murder. Then upon conviction, that person will recieve a mandatory death sentence to be carried out within a week of conviction, no appeals. When that law is in place nationwide, the the honest people in this country will begin to see a drop in both gun crimes and gun violence.


Jason Phillips 3 years, 1 month ago

Rosemary has never made a good point in her life.


William Ronis 3 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Charlie Brown. The Sheriff Dept. cannot pick and choose with laws they enforce and which ones they don't. The state law states that everyone should get a background check before obtaining a weapon, and limits the magazine capacity. Exactly how do these laws "punish" law biding citizens? How do these laws prevent you from protecting yourself against criminals? Are you a crime fighter?


Wuzarepublican 3 years, 1 month ago

Exactly what "constitutional rights" have been stripped from us? What has diminished our ability to use guns to defend ourself, hunt, shoot for sport or recreation? The majority of Americans support the kinds of regulations Colorado has passed. The untruths that have surrounded some of our neighbors is seeping into their minds and slowly becoming "fact." I agree with Charlie Brown too. I own a safe full of guns and shooting is a full time avocation. I do not feel one bit threatened by the new legislation. (I am disgusted with the hoarders that are planning for the apocoplypse and are buying huge amounts of ammo and reloading supplies.) The government is not coming for your guns. If you believe differently, show us ONE documented piece of evidence that I am wrong. Not some gibberish about a legislator that said we don't need guns. One piece of documented proof that the government is coming for our guns. Just one.


Allen Hischke 3 years, 1 month ago

To Wazarepublican: Millions of people said the exact same thing as you about Adolph Hitler.
But you go ahead in live with your head in the sand.
No one has to say they are going to take our guns. They just keep nibbling away at our rights till we have none, and people like you telling them how wonderful a job they are doing.


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