Over the weekend a Lakewood man was locking his business when two thugs attacked him. They sprayed him with pepper spray, but he was prepared. He drew his firearm and shot one of the attackers, wounding him. The second man fled for his life. It was the second time this business owner had been robbed recently, and he felt he had to carry a firearm to defend his life and property. The police are not expected to file charges.
The real question should be why this man could even have charges considered against him in the first place. He was at his business, his life was in danger. He should have been able to carry openly, concealed, and use that firearm to defend himself or anyone else around him. Instead there are a myriad of state and local laws that must be considered, and when the conflict occurs none of them flash through your mind. You are merely trying to survive and defend. Period.
This is why gun laws in Colorado must be expanded to reflect the true nature of the 2nd Amendment. My right, my gun, my carry (open or concealed), and my defense any time, any where. Period. The thugs and thieves are carrying without permits, everywhere they go. They robbed a Human Bean just a few days ago, and a Walgreens days before that. In Greeley. Locally. Will they come for your cash and property next?
It makes sense to expand Colorado's gun laws. Now. Law abiding citizens should not fear the law. Criminals need more fear instilled into their hearts. Instead, Colorado laws are too restrictive. Change the laws. Open up freedom for all Colorado residents. Now. Before another innocent citizen is killed by a lawbreaking thug.