Colorado Springs Legislator Calls for Ban on Open Carry Because 'Cops Get Confused'
A recent shooting in Colorado Springs, which left three people dead, has brought about a ridiculous and unlawful call from a Colorado Springs City Councilman to end the practice of open carry in the city, claiming that it may have delayed police response.
Police have identified the first person killed as 35-year-old Andrew Myers. He was riding his bike along Prospect Street when he was shot and killed.
Then the gunman walked to Platte and Wahsatch and shot two women. Jennifer Vasquez, 42, was a mother of two. We talked to her family during Sunday night's vigil.
Martinez's dad Eloy Navarro told us their family is touched by the show of support from the community.
"We're just saddened by all this that happened, and like they were saying, we can't understand why, and when it's going to stop," Navarro said.
The other woman was Christy Gallela. She was also a mother of two. Her family told us she was trying to turn her life around. They believe our country should talk about gun violence.
Now, Councilman Bill Murray, no, not that Bill Murray, is attacking open carry! Yes, another one of these liberal politicians from Colorado is willing to attack that people's rights rather than point out the criminal's behaviors.
"Open-carry is a privilege, it is not a right," Murray said at a council meeting this week, seeking to take steps to restrict it. "Why would a person openly carry a weapon down the street, except to intimidate?"
Probably because it is a right they have under the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the laws of the State of Colorado.
However, not to worry, Mr. Murray has the full support of criminal Michael Bloomberg's lying organization Moms Demand Action.