Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm.
This is one of the craziest statements I’ve ever heard. I would like an explanation of how the Colorado legislature is keeping citizens safe from harm. I don’t want to hear about what laws they’re passing, I want to hear what they are physically doing on the ground to keep citizens safe.
If passing laws kept people safe, we wouldn’t have rapists, murderers, burglars, drug dealers, etc. We’d have a perfect society where crime is never committed. However, that is not the case, crime is rampant, and being committed every minute of the day.
One thing that would help keep citizens safe would be locking these criminals up in the first place, and secondly keeping them in jail. How often do you hear about someone out on early release committing a crime? This would mean more prisons and more people to run those prisons, but hey, we got plenty of people needing jobs right now.
The fact is, being armed is what keeps people safe. Why do you think cops carry guns? Most people do not have armed body guards with them 24/7 and take this job upon themselves. Our Constitution gives us the right to do this, and the Colorado legislature cannot take that away no matter how redundant they think it is. If you choose to take your chances and not arm yourself, that’s fine. That doesn’t mean that you should force others to do the same.
Here is a prime example of how the police (or the legislature) cannot always protect you. Try as they may, the police were not able to apprehend this man as he hijacked three cars and broke into people’s homes across two cities. It was known that this man was armed, and the homeowner of the last home he entered shot and killed him with a shotgun. This is very unfortunate, and a waste of a life; but it could’ve turned out much worse if the homeowner was not prepared and able to protect himself and his wife and baby that were hiding in a closet.