Democrats threaten sheriffs over gun-ban testimony
Senate leadership hints at salary bribe for support.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 10, 2013 — In a move reminiscent of Chicago-style mob politics, Democratic State Senate leadership threatened sheriffs with holding up or stopping legislation that affects sheriffs’ pay unless they change their collective position on gun control. Senate leadership is President Sen. John Morse and Majority Leader Sen. Morgan Carroll.
Sheriff Terry Maketa of El Paso County went public with the information on Saturday morning on radio station KVOR’s Jeff Crank Show. He said that he learned of the threat via email from the Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Maketa intends to press for an investigation for possible extortion and influencing elected officials, including possibly filing charges with the Colorado State Attorney General’s office.
About 30 of the state’s 62 elected sheriffs showed up in Denver on Monday to testify against the seven gun-ban bills being rushed through the state senate. The Colorado Sheriff’s association has released a five-page letter describing why they oppose the proposals.
Five of the seven bills passed the second reading in the senate on Friday. The second reading on the floor of the senate allows for debate and amendment by the senate as a whole. While there was a marathon session to consider all seven bills on Friday, Republican-proposed amendments were voted down.
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