Colorado has been at the center of some controversies related to gun control over the past few weeks, and they aure aren't looking to get out of the spotlight anytime soon. A new law would come after the standard shotgun, and it's already passed the House.
"Colorado has a new bill that's been passed by the House, now going to the Senate. It would ban the standard shotgun. Why? Because you can take the tube at the end, you can take the tube off of it and you can put an extension on it. And when you put an extension on it, you can hold up to, I don't know what it is, 12 or 14 shells. And that's just too much. Why would anybody need 14 shells? Why would anybody need? Oh, I don't know. I was just at the gun range this weekend and I used a shotgun just like that. Why ‑‑ why not? Why can't I have 14 shells?" Glenn said.
"They are now going after the standard shotgun. Not the extension, but your gun, your shotgun, if it's a pump shotgun, it can be modified and so that's not ‑‑ what does that leave you with? That leaves you with a shotgun that's a double barrel because two shots is enough."
“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Republican state Sen. Greg Brophy told KCNC-TV.
The bill, aimed at banning high-capacity ammunition, has already passed the House and has support from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. If it’s signed into law, it will also seriously limit shotguns used by most hunters in the state, according to the station.
“Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year,” Brophy told KCNC.
In a state that’s seen two of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history — Aurora and Columbine — Brophy said there’s a section of the bill that defines a high-capacity magazine as one that can hold or be converted to hold more than 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.
"Has anybody asked why is Colorado the leader of all of this gun regulation besides New York? Why? Because they have New York and then they are looking at the other end of the spectrum and they're saying Colorado. And they're putting the pressure on the politicians in will Colorado, the White House is, to get them to pass all this stuff."
Glenn suggested that Colorado was leading the charge from a strategic standpoint because it has traditionally been a pro-gun state. If they pass the new regulation, then the spectrum from traditionally anti-gun states, like New York, and pro-gun states, like Colorado, are covered.
Glenn then went into history, explaining the role that the NRA played in Reconstruction and how banning guns could end up like Prohibition America.
Look. You know there's a ‑‑ I want to show you this. This is an original. This is an original document from the National Rifle Association. It's not even in their archives. In fact, I told them that I had this and they were like, "You what? Huh?" This is the National Rifle Association, this is a certificate of membership and it says this person is in ‑‑ a member in good order and it is signed. I don't know if you can see here because there's so much glare on it. I'm trying to get it so ‑‑ there it is. It's kind right there by Ulysses S. Grant, president of the National Rifle Association. Now why is U. S. Grant president of the National Rifle Association? Because the National Rifle Association was started by two union generals. That's why. And why was it started by two union generals? Because what was going on with Reconstruction with the South. And they knew they needed to get people to understand the Second Amendment and they needed to get people trained with guns because of the oppression that was happening in the South.
Now think of that. What is the ‑‑ what is the ‑‑ what is the ‑‑ who's killing here in America? Where are most of the gun murders happening? They're happening in the inner city. Where are ‑‑ where are the strictest gun control laws?
PAT: Inner cities.
GLENN: Inner city, right? Who lives in the inner city? Mainly minorities. The poor. So they're living in these drug‑infested neighborhoods with no way to protect themselves. This is exactly what was happening with Reconstruction, and the KKK. It wasn't the drug dealers. It was the KKK. And during Reconstruction, the white man in the South was saying, "Yeah, you guys can't have any guns." So they weren't able to defend themselves.
The National Rifle Association is important. Has been important for a long time. When you see the signature of Ulysses S. Grant, the greatest union general, the one that won the war, when you see his signature on a membership card, his actual ‑‑ he hand‑signed it, and he says president of the National Rifle Association, that's not president of the United States. That's the president of the NRA. Because his buddies started it. To make sure you could go after the KKK. The same thing is happening. It's just not the KKK. Minorities are the ones who are going to be hit the hardest on this because, what, you really think ‑‑ go ask anybody in these drug neighborhoods. Go ask them. If they're living there, really, is gun control going to stop this? These guys, are they buying guns legally and they are filling out all the paperwork? Do you think they are doing that? You think you could stop ‑‑ you know this is the progressive way: They really thought they could stop people from drinking with Prohibition. Because it's the right thing to do. "People hurt themselves. People get drunk and it's bad." And so they make it illegal to have alcohol. And they think they can stop people from drinking and so what happened? People were making it in stills in the woods. People were getting it across the borders and smuggling it in. And what happened then? Illegal crime went through ‑‑ illegal crime. Illegal booze starts coming through the border, you've ‑‑ all of a sudden you have these giant mobsters like Al Capone. What do you think Al Capone was funded on? He was funded by illegal booze. That's what he was funded with. Because people couldn't get it. So he could charge an arm and a leg. It makes the crime syndicate go through the roof. The same thing with the drug war. The drug war is doing nothing, gang. Nothing. Except make these guys a buttload of money. The same thing that happened with alcohol. We have to start realizing these connections. And they think they are going to wipe out gun crime? They are only going to make it much, much worse because there's always somebody that will provide that gun. And how many legal Americans who live in a tough neighborhood, who know that it's not about the government to them, who live in a tough spot will then do business with somebody they know, they would never do business with because they fear for their children's lives?
Let me ask you something: If they make guns illegal and you happen to fear for your life, if your daughter fears because somebody is stalking her and you can't buy a gun, let me ask you a question: Will you at least consider going to a nefarious underworld type to buy a gun to protect your child? I don't think there's a dad within the sound of my voice that wouldn't at least consider it, especially when you've grown up in a country where you know that right to defend yourself comes from God.