During Friday’s marathon gun control hearing in the Colorado Senate, Republican Sen. Kent Lambert offered an amendment to exempt active military members, veterans and their families from the gun magazine ban.

Enter Sen. Mary Hodge, a disgraceful Dem who urged fellow lawmakers to oppose the exemption because “some of them come back with significant mental health problems.”

Responding to Hodge, Lambert noted that there are already laws to prevent mentally ill people from owning firearms. Here’s a rough transcript of the exchange between Lambert and Hodge.

HODGE: Thank you Mr. Chair, I ask for a no vote.

Yes, these are all great and wonderful people, but some of them come back with significant mental health problems and I think we need to check through that first.

CHAIR: Senator Lambert.

LAMBERT: Mr Chair, I really object to this stereotypical viewpoint that all military veterans, that all military returnees have mental health problems. Yes, there is ….

CHAIR: Senator Hodge

LAMBERT: Excuse me, I have the floor, Mr. Chair.

CHAIR: It was a long pause, I apologize. Senator Lambert.

LAMBERT: Thank you Mr. Chair. Of course our active duty military people suffer from traumas of war. They have since the Civil war. They’ve gone through battle fatigue. They’ve gone through soldier’s disease, in the Civil War is what they called it.

But to stereotypically say that we’re just going to have a blanket policy in this state saying that military veterans, who if they have mentally deficient problems or if they have traumatic stress and they’ve been diagnosed they’re not eligible to get weapons anyway. It’s already part of the law.

It does raise a point: are we doing enough for our veterans? Maybe not, but that’s not part of this bill. But please don’t stereotypically identify military veterans and active duty members as being disqualified for arms ownership simply because they’ve served our country.

CHAIR; Senator Hodge

HODGE: Thank you Mr. Chair, and I did not say “all” had mental problems. I said “some.”

The Denver Post has video (see the 09:59:00 mark).

The amendment failed.

Let’s see how this plays out when Sen. Hodge is up for reelection.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to clarify the starting point of the exchange between Sens. Hodge and Lambert on The Denver Post’s video.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Democrats hate America and anything associated to keeping us a strong country. It’s as simple as that.

    If you are a Democrat and offended by that statement, you need to take a truly objective look at who is running your party. Maybe you aren’t a Democrat at all?

    • conservativechick

      There are mentally ill everywhere. It has nothing to do with military service and they know it. Another bogus argument. You could say the same about cops, border agents, firefighters, teachers…..

      • Lindy Bryant


      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        …Democrat Legislators, Lindy! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • SpinMeNot

    Ok, well – I realize that Sen. Diane ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Feinstein is not from Colorado, but I was doing a bit of surfing around on the where the various efforts to strip our 2nd Amendment rights were, and I found a link to this gem:


    Watch the first clip — I had no idea that it was legal to hunt humans. Where do I get that license? Is there a limit? Can I buy extra tags? Is there a additional cost to hunt politicians?

    Hrmm, I wonder if I can talk the wife into letting me get that .338 Lapua Remington 700 I’ve been jones’n for …

    • CatHerder

      When does the season open? Bet you a nickle all the game in Chi-town could be bagged in a month. Reckon they have enough taxidermists up there to handle the load?

    • SpaceRacer423

      According to Sen Feinstein is only legal to hunt humans if youre using a gun that holds over 10 rounds. However VP Joe said we should hunt humans with a double barreled shot gun……
      It seems our laws on hunting humans are just as complex as our tax code.

      • Billie Slash

        Depends on how you define “humans”. Questionable in Biden’s & Feinstein’s cases. These two could safely be categorized as “drones”.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      SHHHH! Be vewy vewy quiet… Di-Fi Fiendstien is hunting humans… XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D} ZING!! POW!! BLAM!!

    • Finrod Felagund

      “I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow: two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow.” — Tom Lehrer

    • Finrod Felagund

      “I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow: two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow.” — Tom Lehrer

  • Maxx

    I served during three decades, not so I could return and be treated differently than my neighbors, rather to ensure that they weren’t treated differently than me.

    ALL patriots of Colorado should have access to their magazines. This magazine restriction is nonsensical. A firearm with a 15-round mag is no more dangerous than one with a seven-round when owned by law abiding citizenry. What makes a firearm dangerous to society are the PEOPLE who use them offensively…NOT defensively.

    Again, liberals are back to blaming acts of violence on inanimate objects. Hey libs, here’s a novel concept…let’s try banning “freedom” for those who commit gun crimes and see where THAT takes us. Anyone who commits a crime using a firearm…automatic 10-year prison term. You want to run into a convenience store with a gun to rob the owner…prepare for a very long barbed wire vacation. THAT’S how you curb gun violence.

    The real tragedy isn’t that Hodge is trying to restrict the rights of vets…she is trying to restrict the rights of ALL Colorado gun owners.

    • SpinMeNot

      Wait, do your guns not get out of their comfy, climate controlled safe in the middle of the night and head over to the cobbler’s shop to make shoes?

      We need an Operator in front of Colorado law maker so they can see how fast a trained individual can go from an empty magazine to a fresh magazine and start shooting again. You are on target with the use of the word “nonsensical” it is precisely correct.

      Well said.

    • Adela Wagner

      Thank you Maxx for your service and your point. Because, if the argument can be used against military, it can and will be used against everyone. Yes and TRUTH in sentencing, MANDATORY 10 years, not a sentence depending on who your lawyer or judge is.

    • patriot1742

      Thank you for your service. You did America proud.

    • $12942228

      “Anyone who commits a crime using a firearm…automatic 10-year prison term. You want to run into a convenience store with a gun to rob the owner…prepare for a very long barbed wire vacation. THAT’S how you curb gun violence.”
      Well said! Also the only way to reduce gun violence.
      Thank you for your service.
      The libtards who sponsor gun control do not want to solve the problem-they do not want “we the people” to be armed.
      Try punishing those who actually committed a gun crime-do not punish all gun owners-99.9% of whom commit no gun crime-for the actions of a few mentally deranged individuals.
      If said mentally deranged individuals were quickly put to death, instead of having decades to appeal their sentences-for crimes we all can plainly see they are guilty of-then maybe the deranged individuals would seek another way to get their 15 minutes of fame.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        They should do it like they do here in Florida- Use a gun, 10 years; fire that weapon in commission of a crime, 20 years; Hurt anyone while firing, life; Kill someone while committing a Crime, DEATH! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • deedee1662

      They don’t want to lock criminals up for too long because the majority of criminals vote for Democrats. They would rather punish the law abiding citizens because they know we will comply. They are too stubborn/ ignorant to admit that criminals will NOT comply with any law!

    • Scott Anderson

      There is another element to this push: an element of culture.

      Leftists and academics in general don’t like to get their hands dirty. They believe that working with words, with the law, doing nonprofit work, and so forth makes them superior.

      In fact, the farther away one makes his living from the actual producers, such as farmers, oilmen, fishermen, etc., the more superior they believe he is.

      Guns in the hands of government is like having a hired hand to take care of the dirty jobs to these people. Therefore, anyone who would want to sully his hands by practicing shooting is somehow morally and culturally defective. For these elites, it would be like someone who has a hobby of pretending to be a garbage man. It is not only not “correct,” but a sign of mental defect.

      Therefore, as the paternalistic scum for brains bigots that they are, they believe that taking my gun away (if I chose to own one) is the same thing as preventing your five year old son from dropping his pants in school and peeing on the other children.

      Sure it may be pleasant for the little boy to pee on people, but it’s not acceptable and may signal some deeper problem.

      Sometimes you can catch the little boy peeing on a dog, and the dog may bite him. During such an occurance, you can show the real world reasons why it is not a good idea to pee on living things.

      The left believe they have such an instance in the case of Newtown and other school shootings. “See?” They scold. “This is why you can’t have nice things,” they chide.

      They are of course wrong. There was nothing any gun law would have done to stop this from happening. This was not a rational choice on the part of the shooter. There was no element of “taste,” good or bad, to this horror.

      But for people who make their living fitting in to the in group of cultural taste-makers, deliberately making choices which are in poor taste is indeed a sign of mental defect. Conflating cause and effect, as they often do, they attribute afrocious behavior to the mental defect of being unlike themselves and not the mental defect of being a car-barking fruit loop. They do this intentionally in order to damage their opponents– you and me– and isolate us from themselves and from power. Importantly, this puts the lie to their privileged position of superiority based on taste. Their tastes are only reinforced by their privileged position and not the other way around.

      This is not the only place where this happens. Sensitivity training, college campus speech codes, the kinds of publicly- and quasi-publicly (Im looking at you, PBS and Comcast) media products which receive promotion and support beyond financial reason– all of these are ways to reinforce the preferred status of the in-group of leftists.

      But when leftists begin to legislate taste, it is always, always ruinous. This ruin is apparent nowhere else to a greater degree than in their anti-intellectual lizard-brain reactionary gun legislation.

    • Guest

      Well said Maxx. I seem to be saying that to you often.

    • rogueco

      Thank you for your service, Maxx.

      The most recent language in HB1224 exempts all law enforcement from any government agency, including police from other states, and even campus security rent-a-cops.

      This exemption extends to PERSONAL USE when they are off duty. That’s right – government agents and law enforcement are allowed to use high capacity magazines in defense of their own families, but that right is denied to everyone else.

      In all the testimony at the CO legislature, I’ve not heard one person question this exemption. I’m not advocating disarming our police force by any means – I’d just like to hear from these lawmakers as to why there are two distinct sets of rights, depending on someone’s job description. If 15+ round mags serve no self-defense purpose, why are government agents allowed to use them when not on duty???

  • Squirrel!

    Hmmm….. mass emigration out of CO to some of the gun friendly states?

    • Billie Slash

      Texas will only ‘accept’ folks with NRA memberships….

      • Squirrel!

        :-) Texas isn’t the only pro 2A state in the union but perhaps the best choice! Some others are AZ, OK, LA, AR & probably a handful of others but those are the ones that come to mind for me.

        • $12942228

          Here’s some others-Montana, Idaho, Wyoming,Alaska. There are others,we just named what are probably the top 8 of all the pro-gun states.
          Ohio’s not too bad-got decent CCW laws,no silly sh*t when buying an A-R or A-K-if you can find one on the shelf in any store,plus some of our stores actually have ammo on the shelves!

          • Chase C.

            How could you forget Utah? We just passed or are about to pass a law allowing every law abiding citizen to conceal carry as long as there isn’t a round in the chamber.

  • Stone Bryson

    I simply cannot believe this comes from the once-great state of Colorado. I knew the California migration back in the 1990’s would have ramifications, but this is beyond what even I expected. Note to freedom-loving regions of the nation: discourage progressive-state outsiders from invading your lands at all costs. If not, you will regret it.

    I actually once dreamed of moving back to the Rocky Mountain State… now, I cannot even imagine it.

    • Samnjoeysgrama

      I moved back in ’95. Out in the country we still posses our common sense. Precious lot of good it does us with all the Californians and illegals voting. George Soros funded and planned the progressive take over via the “Colorado Project”. We now have drugs in all the high schools and gangs in Denver and the Springs. Hiding in the mountains won’t even help. They have airplanes that fly recon to make sure you don’t make any unapproved changes to your home. If you have a new porch on a shed or smoke coming out of a new chimney on a garage, they send someone out to check. That is in Park County, where a few years ago, one building inspector pulled a knife on another. Welcome to Alice in Crazyland. Wonder if I can move to Texas.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      You speak much truth. Here in New Hampshire our reps hail from everywhere but New Hampshire. Mostly they come up from Mass, but we have some Conns and Rhode Islanders too. They are all Democrats. Funny how the commie queen ants leave the hive in search of a new place to build. Vote em out!

      • Stone Bryson

        They remind me locusts, swarms of mindless insects descending upon a rich land and destroying everything in its path. Once a vibrant area has been stripped bare, the swarm moves on to its next conquest.

    • OldNavyPatriot

      I’m in the same boat; I’d hoped I could return home someday. Then on visits to family in the early 00’s or my annual pilgrimage to a Broncos game (except during the McD!p$1# reign of error, but I digress) I really started to see the decline in Denver, but the Springs was still a pretty nice town. Now it’s screwed up with the Californication pretty well complete. It still boggles my mind that that idiot Hickenlooper is in charge. When people hear I’m a native Coloradan, the first thing out of their mouth is some dumb question about weed. How sad.

    • OldNavyPatriot

      I’m in the same boat; I’d hoped I could return home someday. Then on visits to family in the early 00’s or my annual pilgrimage to a Broncos game (except during the McD!p$1# reign of error, but I digress) I really started to see the decline in Denver, but the Springs was still a pretty nice town. Now it’s screwed up with the Californication pretty well complete. It still boggles my mind that that idiot Hickenlooper is in charge. When people hear I’m a native Coloradan, the first thing out of their mouth is some dumb question about weed. How sad.

  • QBallBrazil

    …because, you know, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Eric Loughner had been affected by serving their Country.


    • NRPax

      Don’t forget Seung-Hui Cho. His Platoon Sergeant should have seen that…


  • RightThinking1

    Democrats all slightly insane, ergo, no hi-cap mags…

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Anyone who doesn’t believe its about confiscation now, is actively desiring confiscation themselves. The Dems smell blood in the water and they aren’t going to stop until they disarmed as many people as possible. Then they’ll be safe to sit in the ivory towers with their special security protecting them as they write even more heinous laws for your lives down the road, like at what age they should terminate your state health care.

  • DanlBoone

    why are we to presume that Hodge is mentally stable?

  • Jack Deth

    Welcome to the new “Catch-22” this administration will use to disarm America’s warriors.

    Where the government accuses or finds you guilty you of a crime. And you have 60 days to clear your name.

    This is what happens when you deputize faceless bureaucrats and doctors!

  • Jedd McHead

    Hodge, like many libs/Dems, is practicing “projection” — using her own short comings, self-loathing, worst behavior — and applying these negative attributes to others. For instance, the fact she uttered this statement in pubic is indication that she, herself, may suffer “significant mental health problems”.

  • Stuart

    Yes, it’s ok for them to fight for our country,, but we MUST disarm them when they return, God forbid they return at all. That woman ought to be drafted and sent to the Afghan-Pakistan border.

    • johnhwy1

      good one

  • patriot1742

    Democrats are so easy to know what they are going to do – 1. Democrat lawmaker attacks a rape victim and 2. Democrat attacks military veteran 3. Obama -democrat attacks America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.d.clay Nancy Dudding Clay

    I say all of these left wing idiots should be sent over to the front line and serve their country properly instead of running their mouths! I think our soldiers have suffered enough put downs….

  • munimula

    Liberalism is a mental illness!

  • Henry Smith

    It is beyond obvious that many in government are mentally unstable. Sen.Hodge is near the top of the list.

  • AnthonyGarcia61

    The evidence presented to kill this bill is overwhelming. Let me remind you here.

    1) Economic impact – Magpul and the associated suppliers will leave the state. Outdoor Channel will no longer promote Colorado and will stop filming here. Gun shops and accessory stores will lose sales, overall the negative economic impact will be in the millions.

    2) 2nd ammendment – The Keller decision by the Supreme Court said that you could not outlaw firearms in common use. The semi auto rifles in the AR/AK class would easily comprise the “common use” as there are probably 30 million of these type rifles in the country. Outlawing a component of these rifles would constitute the banning of the firearm. The bill will lose the constitutional test.

    3) Self defense – Several examples were giver to explain why a person would need as many rounds as possible in their firearm to defend themselves and their family. The testimony about how a person would react in a crisis situation was compelling. A person would have elevated heard rate, poor fine motor skills, impaired hearing/vision. If the person is defending themselves against multiple attackers, they could easily spend 15 rounds and not hit the attackers once. What if the person is injured in the attack? Without the use of both hands, it would be impossible to reload. What if the attackers are using body armor? Ho wmany rounds would be needed then? The big difference between a person defending themselves and the crazy gunman shooting up movie theaters is that the theater shooter has time to prepare for the engagement and can have his pockets loaded with magazines of any capacity. The person sitting in their home who is suddently awakened by an intruder kicking the door in will not have time to collect a bunch of magazines and a gun to defend themselves.

    4) Unenforceable – Since there are no serial numbers on magazines, there will be no way to prove who owns what. Formerly law-abiding citizens will be forced to do the “cheyenne shuffle” and drive out of state to get what they need to protect themselves. How do you tell if a magazine came from Wyoming?

    5) Criminalizing the formerly law-abiding – If a person has some grandfathered magazines in their vehicle when pulled over by police, the driver could be arrested under 1224 and be subject to expensive legal fees in trying to defend themselves in court. If a wife of a military member is pulled over and happens to have some 30rd M16 magazines left in her car by her Army husband, she could be arrested and put through the same legal mess. Also, if a person is at a firing range with a grandfathered magazine and lets a friend fire a few rounds, that would be considered an illegal transfer of the magazine.

    6) Loss of property value – Gun collectors and others who have a substantial collection of magazines will lose all of their investment because they cannot sell these 15+ round magazines.

    I can go on but these should be more than enough. Please listen to reason and vote no on 1224.

  • DurkaDurka

    No mentally ill politicians should be allowed to serve in office.

    • r_coplin2001

      Well i guess that would be the entire Democratic Party.Here in California we have some whacky politicians like Jerry Brown,Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein its a shame Colorado has some of the same kind of lunatics running that state that we do in a California.

  • ttechsan

    The Senator qualifies as one mentally ill. Make sure doesn’t get license & gun. Protect us from this mentally ill person & lack of LOGIC!

  • David Johnson

    Would this mean Vietnam & First Gulf Vets! How about postal workers they have a lot worth gun violence record!! Politician’s are idiots!!!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Who died and made that B-I-Itch Hodge’s word the “Word of God?” I stand with Mr. Lambert, and think Colorado would be a LOT safer if the Ledgies didn’t SCREW with the SECOND AMENDMENT in the FIRST PLACE! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Seth Murray

    If the gubment is going to ban something, then it should be banned for EVERYONE, including members of the gubment. If they aren’t willing to do that, then they should just leave it alone.

    Problem solved.

  • Patrick Fallon

    this is nothing new this is how are government at work this is the way are elected officials look down on working class in this country they get in the corners and plain these things knowing the people will do nothing may be a few words but thats all except for reelecting them that we do time after time until you have to carry them out

  • http://admindaily.com Jesse

    I am not from Colorado but I am a Vet, I would not want something like this to pass in my state or on a national level. I want equal treatment for all, not just a subset of Americans. We need to stand united and fight for liberty for all, not just some.

  • alohasteve

    Weekends with Michelle Malkin on Fox & Friends………


  • GaryTheBrave

    SpinMeNot wrote:

    I had no idea that it was legal to hunt humans. Where do I get that license? Is there a limit? Can I buy extra tags?

    There is a reason it is called “tourist season.” Maybe that is what Feinstein meant.

    I hope she realizes that just because Einstein is part of her name does not make her a genius. Probably not.

  • Old Patriot

    The Dimmowits, up to the same old tricks: someone commits a crime, so everyone has to pay for it with loss of freedom (except the perp, he was “insane”, and gets off). I’m a Vietnam veteran, and yes, I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD. That doesn’t mean I have a ‘mental illness’ severe enouth to take a firearm and start indiscriminately killing people.

    Someone should tell Sen Hodge that the last five incidents of extreme firearm violence were committed by Dimmowits or their children, and NONE of them had served in the military. None of this is about firearms, it’s all about control — and reducing the freedoms of peaceful, law-abiding citizens.

    Maybe Wyoming would like to annex the “red” areas of Colorado…

  • AZWarrior

    I suppose as a veteran, the Democrats should rightly oppose my ownership of firearms. After all, we veterans have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution agaist all enemies both foreign and domestic. Surely that must seem insane to the left.

  • Gallatin

    HODGE: Thank you Mr. Chair, I ask for a no vote.

    Yes, these are all great and wonderful people, but some of them come
    back with significant mental health problems and I think we need to
    check through that first.

    HODGE: Thank you Mr. Chair, and I did not say “all” had mental problems. I said “some.”

    Hmmm, let’s just fix this mess.

    Mr. Chair I propose that we not let any elected official legislate because of their proven history of; mental illness, lying, cheating, cronyism, sexual improprieties, misappropriation of funds, narcissism, lack of respect for their constituents, lack of respect for our military, having a bloated sense of their importance—in fact the more I list it makes one wonder who the true nutcases are.

  • gracepmc

    Oh dear, how awful for Senator Hodge should any military vets be on the Colorado State legislature security detail. All these legislators, including Diane Feinstein, who so bitterly demean military vets in their rabid efforts to abuse the second amendment should be darned grateful that these people are around to protect us all — including them.

  • puhiawa

    I am sure Sen. Hodge served honorably. .. As the chariot horse in the Denver Gay Pride Parade.

  • $23629333

    Is it a good idea to continually insult and anger people who are or have been in uniform?

  • IronDioPriest

    So for feckless republicans, the argument is not whether a ban on magazines should happen at all, but which segments of society deserve to have their rights infringed upon.

    Way to go champs. Way to cede the narrative to the Leftists.

  • TocksNedlog

    Thank you for your service . . . now go sit in the corner and drool into a cup.

  • Rachael Gregoire

    I live in @SenHodge district. Would love to help organize a recall! She may not realize how many military families and extended families live in her district!

  • TocksNedlog

    Way to go, ‘progressives’!
    Another state shot to hell (so to speak).

  • Steve_J

    Then they shouldn’t have the right to vote either.

  • Joseph Tschappat

    As a Viet Nam Vet I’m offended by such thoughtless, mindless reasoning. It’s no wonder this once great republic is in such sad shape!

  • billy jack

    I believe the Senator from CO to be mentally ill.

  • http://randomanglican.tumblr.com randomanglican

    Colorado Demorats are digging themselves in deeper and deeper . . .

  • Jason Unwin

    This is a Democrat “theme”> Diane Fienstein recently made a similar statement.

  • Jason Unwin

    This is a Democrat “theme”> Diane Fienstein recently made a similar statement.

  • BeeKaaay

    But all leftwingwackos are mentally ill, so therefore they should never carry guns :)

  • BeeKaaay

    But all leftwingwackos are mentally ill, so therefore they should never carry guns :)

  • JR48

    How many politicians are mentally ill? Let’s start the list with those who are malignant narcissists.,,

    This should take a while…

  • http://twitter.com/InformedNow InformNow

    All politicians, before they can utter one sentence on the floor of their respective institution, need to pass a mental evaluation exam from an licensed psychiatrist who can then prescribe appropriate meds to care for those diseased with that dreaded Liberalism, brought on by a sudden case of hypocrisy and foot in mouth tendencies.

    Mary Hodge… make an appointment…SOON! Hope your metal health improves so you no longer make yourself out an a$$!

  • Jim

    Somehow it’s become obvious to some that politicians have mental problems now. They only think of giving themselves raises and parading around like Marx, telling everyone they know best.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I do not think any politician should be allowed a gun, because of unhinged wingnuts like JJ Jr. Two can play at this game.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Someone times you just have to treat a jackasz as a jackasz and hit him between the eyes with a 2×4…this is one of those times.

  • $4752944

    Ya know, if politicians keep pissing on Veterans and telling us it’s raining, they will – eventually – find just how insane we really are…

    Freedom or death, to paraphrase Mr Henry.

    My Oath has no expiration date.

    The IS America, Mr and Mz politician. You can’t do that, here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Any bets on if/when one of the resident leftist trolls comes to this thread and tries to defend or explain this statement by Hodge?

  • willets2006

    So if I understand what I’m reading she is wanting to take the rights of owning a weapon if you were in a war. So does she want when you join the service and know your going to war to take your gun then or wait until you risk your life and if you live through it then take your gun away from you. She does not appear to me to be to smart.

  • David

    All democrats are mentally ill . . .

    • iconoclast

      Would that they were–at least then there might be a cure someday. There is no cure for evil unfortunately.

  • iconoclast

    The collective believes that all civil rights must be individually granted instead of individually denied. It makes ruling so much easier when only the right individuals possess civil rights. Extend this for free speech, self-incrimination, and search/seizure to see where thinking like this ends up.

  • tomyj1

    The Military could sure protect their DUMB A**es during times of conflict. Who are they going to ask when the current Government decides to use the drones,tanks,assault weapons,and government trained police force against them???????????

  • DV S1EOG

    What Co. State Sen. Hodge fails to understand is that many active, reserve and guard members have purchased their own magazines, primarily P-Mags, for use in Afghanistan and Iraq. They have purchased these magazines because the issue mags are not as durable. Also, as far as her statement, it is as disgusting as the statement make by Feinstein in which she stated the same type of stereotype.

  • nauthizjane

    Anyone hear of PTSD before? Have we ever advertised a mental health condition? Forgive me, for the conspiracy theory, but I think the Dems have set this up as a way to disarm our military and not just the current military–think how many of our people have military backgrounds. Remember when the WW11 soldiers came back to that town in KY and found the criminals in charge. They took back their town. This is just disgusting behavior from the Dems. How arrogant to take the rights away of those that defended their sorry butts. Damn leftist academics.

  • r_coplin2001

    Ok whats in the water in Colorado or are Democrats in that state or just the ones in the state legislator are really that stupid as they are against all sensible gun laws and one of the highest ranking Democrats is against Jessica’s Law which will protect children from sexual preditors but thats another subject.

  • CasualMeyhem

    Trust me. We Natives are restless.