It looks as though Longmont, Colorado may be the next gun control causality in wake of Colorado’s passage of SB21-256, the repeal and replace of the state’s long standing preemption law.
Longmont city council has added a “pre-session” to their upcoming meeting schedule to discuss “Gun Safety Laws”. The packet attached to the pre-session agenda is a 234 page patchwork of nonsense that includes a document provided to Colorado localities by Gifford’s and Everytown for Gun Safety titled “Model Gun Violence Ordinances For Colorado Localities” and dated September 2021. You can read that document along with the entire packet HERE. Not one of these ordinances was written by Colorado locals, let alone anyone who knows the issues Longmont faces – which are many.
This is all on the heels of Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, and Superior passing a package of 6 gun control laws that include the following:
- Banning the sale and possession of “assault weapons,” magazines over 10 rounds, and rapid-fire trigger activators; raising the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21.
- Prohibiting the concealed carrying of firearms in “sensitive” public places including: any area owned by or controlled by the town, public parks or open space, protests, anywhere that serves alcohol, hospitals and other medical or mental health facilities, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples or other places of worship, stadiums or arenas, courthouse, banks, theaters, child care centers or preschools, and more.
- Prohibiting the open carrying of firearms in all public places.
- Requiring all firearm dealers to post “warning” signs at all locations where firearms transfers take place.
- Requiring a 10 day waiting period prior to the sale of firearms.
- Regulating the manufacture and possession of non-serialized firearms or so-called “ghost guns”.
Longmont council’s pre-session will be open to public but it is unclear if they will be taking public comment. If they do not allow public comment, the council will be moving immediately into their weekly council meeting once it’s over. These meetings always open with public comment allowing people to speak about any topic they wish, so those wanting to speak on the measures could certainly do so at that time.
Here are the details to attend – and EVERYONE should try to attend, even if just to have a presence.
You can bring signs and wear shirts and hats that make your stance clear.
Longmont City Council Pre-Session
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
City Council Study Session Room
350 Kimbark St
If you’re feeling a little extra social, give them a call as well. Their numbers can be found HERE.
We are awaiting new CORA (Colorado Open Record Act) requests from Longmont, as well as Arvada, Lakewood, and Wheatridge to gain some further insight into their planned timeline. These additional cities are on our radar after another CORA request tipped us off to a coordinated effort between certain councilmembers of multiple cities, all which they are attempting to hide from the public by skirting the states sunshine laws.
Lafayette still has additional meetings where they will be voting to change or approve the ordinances. CLICK HERE to email Lafayette City Council. Their next council meeting will be Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30pm. Attendees are welcome either in-person at City Hall Council Chambers 1290 S. Public Road or virtually. Learn more HERE.
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