Monday, March 11, 2013

Texas and Arizona Want Refugees From Colorado

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, lawmakers in Colorado have sought measures directed at increasing public safety while decreasing gun-related violence in their state.

Second Amendment proponents and advocates of self-defense have been following the debate closely. The state's legislation's proposed bills include limiting magazine capacity, limiting what firearms can be legally owned, and limiting where firearms can be carried.

Included are proposals to repeal and further restrict concealed carry permit holders from exercising their Second Amendment protected Natural Right to self-defense in and around college campuses. This has brought quite a bit of rebuttal from rape victims around the state.

Some of the legislators have claimed that universities in Colorado have adequate measures to protect women from rape. In essence, the legislation proposes that law enforcement and security personnel on college campuses will do the duty of protecting all potential rape victims, despite several US Supreme Court decisions that state this is an individual responsibility. In fact, these decisions have stated that such duties are beyond those of police.

It appears that gun-grabbers in the Colorado Legislature are hell-bent on violating this natural right that is protected by the Second Amendment. It is becoming more and more obvious that the Colorado state legislature cares little for the general welfare of its citizens, especially female ones.

I offer this one piece of advice to women in Colorado:  MOVE!

The state of Arizona has a female governor. She listens. She understands. She supports the Second Amendment. She supports your right to defend yourself, your property, and your family. Arizona has constitutional carry. That means you can carry open or concealed. Arizona is working towards allowing concealed carry on college campuses. You still have mountains in Arizona as well as some of the most mild and enjoyable weather in the country. Arizona is also home to two great state universities:  University of  Arizona and Arizona State University. Arizona also doesn't subscribe to the demotivating and intrusive practice of changing your clock back and forth during the year. They chose a time zone and stuck with it.

The State of Texas still has "shall issue" laws for concealed carry. However, it is working towards allowing open-carry under the same permit requirements. Other proposed legislation may include constitutional open-carry in the near future. Texas is also looking to allow concealed carry on college campuses. There is no income tax in Texas. Texas has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, far below the national rate. For education, there are great universities including Texas A&M, Texas A&M-San Antonio, University of Texas, and Texas State University.Texas has a coast, mountains, and great music.

Both states respect individual rights, regardless of race or gender. You keep what you earn. Also, most Texans and Arizonans have something that other places seem to be starting to lack:  manners. They will hold the door to you. They will say "howdy". Both are "Right To Work" states, as well.

Since the Colorado Legislature doesn't seem to want you, come on down. We like law-abiding citizens who embrace the principles this great nation was founded upon.