Here is a great summary and discussion of Colorado's gun law situation. Notice that the legislation is largely post-Columbine so it demonstrates the reaction to that tragedy.
Laws In Place Didn't Stop It--Why Should Another Layer Be Different?
I recall very well the 1992 election in Colorado Springs when John Wesley Anderson was elected sheriff. He had promised a county policy of "shall issue" concealed carry permits. He followed through and more than 6000 Colorado Springs citizens got permits in the first 90 days. No bloodbath followed. Nobody even noticed except for an occasional moaning hoplophobe in the corner.
We're seeing the politics play out again. The usual suspects come out and start bleating their inaccuracies and screaming about "we've got to save the children..."
Bloomberg Seeks Police Strike
Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: It wasn't cops that died. No cops were around to protect the sheep. The theater was one of your recommended gun-free zones. But, most importantly, a lot of cops around the nation strongly support gun ownership and citizen involvement.
Obama Vilifies Dem AK-47s
Apparently the Bamster hasn't been briefed that no AK-47s were involved in the Aurora shootings. He also doesn't seem to be up to speed on muzzle velocity, range, energy and ballistic performance of modern ammunition. But that doesn't make much difference because as Rahm Emanuel so eloquently reminded us, "never let a crisis go to waste."
Would somebody buy Bloomberg, Bamster and Big Boss a subscription to Guns & Ammo so that they can be slightly less clueless with regard to firearms?