Saturday I skipped out on the February Winter 3-Gun match to head down to the Colorado State Capitol with some friends to show solidarity in the fight for the rights enumerated in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. A large crowd was present and the event even received local news coverage.
Colorado gun owners are under siege right now and will be for the foreseeable future. There are four gun control bills that have passed the House and are on their way to the Senate that will limit magazine capacity to 15 rounds, institute a background check for private sale, charge buyers a background check fee and ban concealed carry on college campuses.
Train Hard Shoot Fast is a site focused on competition shooting and it is easy to stay in that little world and try to hide from the political climate around us as we focus on the game. The fact is that the Second Amendment is not about our game or about hunting. Our Founding Fathers knew the realities of living under an oppressive government and gave us the Second Amendment as a last resort to protect our rights as citizens when all other options have been exhausted.
Call, write and email your elected officials to make sure they know that you oppose any and all gun control. Be polite but firm. Keep up the good fight, you are not alone.