Colorado’s Strict Gun Laws Results in Record Number Conceal Carry Permits

Earlier this year, the liberal Democrats in control of Colorado passed a group of very strict anti-gun laws.  Many Coloradoans were quite upset about them, but the liberals didn’t care.  Several firearms related manufacturing companies threatened to leave the state if the anti-gun laws were passed, but the liberals didn’t care.  The Outdoor Channel threatened to pull four programs being produced in the state and launch a boycott against any outdoor recreation in the state, but the liberals didn’t care.  Thousands of people use firearms to hunt with in Colorado, but the liberals didn’t care.

After the anti-gun laws had been passed, the firearms related companies began relocating to other states, taking a number of their employees with them.  The Outdoor Channel kept its promised and pulled the 4 programs being produced in the state and they launched their boycott against all forms of outdoor recreation.  Still, the liberals didn’t care.

The goal of the liberals was to eventually get the guns out of the hands of the people.  In response to their efforts, the citizens of Colorado have almost doubled the number of background checks for concealed carry permit over the same period last year.  Last year the state had 16,886 applications by this date and so far this year, there have been 31,518 conceal carry permits applied for.

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One county, Larimer County, home to Ft. Collins, has seen more than a 300% increase in applications in the first six months of this year.  They went from issuing 629 permits in the first half of 2012 to issuing 1,931 permits in the same period this year.

The flood of applications is keeping county sheriffs across the state pretty busy as is it their responsibility to approve the applications.  Fifty-five of the state’s 64 county sheriffs are in the process of suing the state over the new anti-gun laws that includes universal background checks and limited sizes on magazines.

Hillary Potter, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder attributed the huge increase to the newly passed anti-gun laws, saying:

“A lot of people are concerned with what the government did, and they are feeling restricted.”

If liberals had the goal of controlling the state’s firearms, their actions seem to be having the reverse effect.  If the current level of conceal carry permit applications holds for the rest of the year, Colorado will see over 60,000 additional residents packing hidden heat.  I don’t think this was the intention of the liberal Democrats controlling the state, but one thing is certain, the people DO CARE and they’re armed and ready to prove it!

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