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Assemblywoman sponsor of Colorado gun-control bills has a criminal record

On February 20, 2013, Colorado’s State Assembly passed four gun-control bills in contravention of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The four bills are:

  • HB 1224 – Bans magazines with a capacity greater than 15 rounds. (Passed 34-31)
  • HB 1226 – Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus. (Passed 34-31)
  • HB 1228 – Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm. (Passed 33-32)
  • HB 1229 – Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm. (Passed 36-29)

Now comes news that Rep. Rhonda Fields, the co-sponsor of two of the bills (HB 1224 and HB 1229) whose website proclaims her to be “A Fighter for Justice, Fairness and Community,” has a criminal record!

rhonda fieldsl to r: Rep. Rhonda Fields; Shoplifter Rhonda Fields’ 1991 mugshot

Media Trackers reports, March 6, 2013, that a report by the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) indicates State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. (For the CBI’s report in pdf, click here.)

Here’s CBI’s criminal record for Rhonda Fields, aka Rhonda Charlotte Marshal, Rhonda Chollet Woods, Carolyn Ann Combs, Rhonda Marshall Fields, and Marshall Fields (click to enlarge):

Rhonda Fields criminal history

First elected to Colorado’s House of Representatives in 2010, Fields claimed that her criminal record of larceny and shoplifting — spanning 15 years! – was due to a “dark” and “desperate” time in her life.

But Media Trackers reports, March 7, 2013, that public records show Rep. Fields’ disregard for the state’s laws continued well into her tenure as an elected lawmaker.  State court records reveal multiple offenses committed by Fields that were not previously reported, including at least one while holding public office at the state level:

  • In 1998, Fields pleaded guilty to writing bad checks when she was charged by the Ft. Collins Police Department. Fields was eventually required to pay fines and court costs of $344. The charge could have landed Fields a jail sentence of up to 30 days.

Despite her criminal history, Rep. Fields has previously received campaign donations from the Aurora Police Association.

Like all the other federal and state gun-control legislation, Colorado’s exempt government officials and members of law enforcement and the U.S. military from the bills’ and laws’ gun restrictions.

That a sponsor of Colorado’s gun-control bills is herself a law-offender not only points to Rhonda Fields’ hypocrisy, it also gives vivid meaning to the expression “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns”.

Here’s Fields’ contact info:

RHONDA FIELDS
State Representative – District 42
Office Location: 200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3911
E-Mail: rhonda.fields.house@state.co.us

H/t Monderno and FOTM’s CSM

~Eowyn

4 gun control bills passed by Colorado’s State Assembly!

Update:

Colorado’s State Assembly just passed all 4 bills. [Source]

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At least four pieces of gun control bills have been introduced in Colorado’s state legislature. All are violations of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. All are sponsored by  – SURPRISE! – Democrats. They are:

1. HB 13-1224Prohibiting Large-capacity Ammunition Magazines:

Mary Hodge (l); Rhonda Fields (r)

Mary Hodge (l); Rhonda Fields (r)

Sponsored by Senator Mary Hodge (D) and House Sponsor Rhonda Fields (D). The bill is summarized as follows:

The bill prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of an ammunition feeding device that is capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells (large capacity magazine). A person may possess a large-capacity magazine if he or she owns the large-capacity magazine on the effective date of the bill and maintains continuous possession of the large-capacity magazine.

A person who sells, transfers, or possesses a large-capacity magazine in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.

A large-capacity magazine that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date of the bill must include a serial number and the date upon which the large-capacity magazine was manufactured or assembled. The serial number and date must be legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast upon the outer surface of the large-capacity magazine. The Colorado bureau of investigation may promulgate rules that may require a large-capacity magazine that is manufactured on or after the effective date of the bill to bear identifying information in addition to the serial number and date of assembly.

A person who manufactures a large-capacity magazine in Colorado in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.

Please note that, although existent owners of “large capacity” magazines are not required to surrender them (confiscation), you must maintain continuous possession of those magazines, which may not sold or transferred to anyone in the State of Colorado. Upon your death, those magazines cannot be willed or given to an heir or friend.

2. HB 13-1226 - “No Concealed Carry At Colleges”:

Rollie Heath (l); Levy (r)

Rollie Heath (l); Claire Levy (r)

Sponsored by Senator Rollie Heath (D) and House Sponsor Claire Levy (D). HB13-1226 says:

Under current law, a person who possesses a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun (permit) may do so in all areas of the state, with certain exceptions. The bill creates a new exception stating that a permit does not authorize a permit holder to possess a concealed handgun:

  • In any building or structure, or any portion thereof, that is used by a public institution of higher education for any purpose;
  • In any stadium or arena that is used by a public institution of higher education to host events, including but not limited to athletic and extracurricular events and graduation ceremonies; or
  • At an outdoor, institution-sponsored event on the campus of the institution at which the chief administrator of the institution’s campus, in consultation with the chief officer of the institution’s campus safety agency, has elected to prohibit the carrying of firearms.

A permit holder who is employed or retained by contract by a public institution of higher education as a security officer may carry a concealed handgun onto the real property, or into any improvement erected thereon, of the public institution of higher education while the permittee is on duty.

In effect, this bill seeks to create “Gun Free Zones,” thereby rendering law-abiding citizens helpless in the event that a gun-carrying criminal steps into their midst.

3. HB13-1228 - Payment For Background Checks For Gun Transfers:

Rollie Heath (l); Lois Court (r)

Rollie Heath (l); Lois Court (r)

Sponsored by Senator Rollie Heath (D) and House Sponsor Lois Court (D). This bill imposes a fee tax for background checks before transfer of firearms:

The Colorado bureau of investigation (CBI) shall impose a fee for performing an instant criminal background check pursuant to the transfer of a firearm. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred by CBI in performing the background check.

The amount collected as fees shall be transferred to the state treasurer for credit to the instant criminal background check cash fund (fund), which fund is created in the bill.

4. HB13-1229 – Background Checks For Gun Transfers:

Carroll, Fields, McCann

l to r: Morgan Carroll, Rhonda Fields, Elizabeth McCann

Sponsored by Senator Morgan Carroll (D) and House Sponsors Rhonda Fields (D) and Elizabeth McCann (D), this bill requires that before a gun owner (X) transfer any firearm to another (Y), X must first:

  • Obtain the services of a licensed gun dealer to conduct a background check on Y.
  • Obtain approval of the transfer from the Colorado bureau of investigation.

Violation of HB 13-1229 is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

In response to the above gun-control bills, the The County Sheriffs of Colorado has issued a “Position Paper on Possible Gun Control Legislation.” Below are excerpts:

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Colorado citizens, contact your representatives and make your voice known here.

H/t Tim Brown of FreedomOutpost and FOTM’s CSM.

~Eowyn