Via Washington Secrets:
ount the sheriffs’ association of Colorado, home to the Aurora movie slaying, as another state law enforcement group opposed to broad gun control laws.
In a sweeping rejection of some of the harshest gun control proposals of any state, the County Sheriffs of Colorado has issued a statement calling on proponents to take a breather and consider the impact of the laws being proposed.
“Our sympathies are with the victims in the Aurora theater shooting and at Sandy Hook,” they said on Tuesday. “However, the sheriffs do not believe this is the appropriate time to introduce gun control legislation because decisions likely will be made on emotion rather than reason.”
The statement opposes laws being proposed in Colorado that mirror federal plans pushed by the president and Democrats in the Senate. The group said that gun control decisions should be “tabled for at least a year.”