The Proposal

The Put It to the People websiteʻs sole purpose is to tell you about our pro-gun, pro Second Amendment rights initiative petition. To sign or circulate this petition contact us at putittothepeople@gmail.com, or click the “signing location” button above for a list of permanent signing locations. Our phone number is: 1-855-749-8005.

If enough registered Colorado voters sign this petition, this measure will be placed on the ballot in 2014 “as a proposed change to the Constitution of Colorado”. Our proposal will send HB 13-1224 and its arbitrary clauses to the voters of Colorado. We deserve a vote on arbitrary public policy.

This recently enacted anti-gun law blatantly violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, which mandates that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.

Put It to the People is a grassroots organization whose sole purpose is circulating this petition, eventually amending the Colorado Constitution and subsequently reinforcing gun ownersʼ rights. We are independent of and not affiliated with any other gun rights organization. And since we need in excess of 100,000, signatures we are asking for your help by signing and circulating petitions and by donating to pay for office supplies.

The ballot title and submission clause designated and fixed by the Initiative Title Setting Review Board is:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution prohibiting any restriction on the purchase or possession of ammunition storage and feeding devices other than a restriction enacted by a voter-approved law?

The proposed Constitutional Amendment is:

SECTION 32. GUN MAGAZINES — NO LIMITATION OR RESTRICTION

NO LAW, EXCEPT A LAW ENACTED BY A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, SHALL RESTRICT OR LIMIT THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO PURCHASE OR POSSESS AMMUNITION STORAGE AND FEEDING DEVICES OF ANY CAPACITY.

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57 comments on “The Proposal
  1. Wesley Buhr says:

    I heard you guys doing an interview on the radio. I thought this web site was set up as a petition to overturn the gun control laws. I was trying to find the petition to sign it. Email me back if this is still a go. I know a LOT of people who would like to sign.

    • Email sent. We anticipate being able to start the signature process June 1 depending on our volunteers.

      • Bob Gahan says:

        Lots of us in the mountains that aren’t close to any signing location…can you not set up a way to do it on line? This would exponentially increase signaturres

      • Unfortunately, state law requires that the petitions be signed in person. We could use more captains to reach mountain communities. If you know anyone interested, please have them contact us.

        We can always mail out some sections to circulate or take a drive ourselves. We’ll find a way to reach you.

    • 5280 Armory says:

      You can sign this petition at 5280 Armory
      5420 Marshall St UNIT A
      Arvada, CO 80002

      Wed-Sun 12-5pm

  2. Matt Stevens says:

    Thank you for taking up this fight. God bless you!

  3. john Garcia says:

    since you are on wordpress there is a plugin to handle petitions. See http://speakup.designkode.com/ I’m sure there are many more but this one stuck out to me.

    • Thanks John. However, this can’t be an “online” petition. There are very strict requirements to getting this placed on the statewide ballot. The main requirement is that a person has to physically collect and witness signatures of registered voters. No online slacktivism here!

      • AK says:

        Hah….no online slacktivism, unless you want to vote for President. Then bought goons in Turkmenistan can vote for Obama a third time…

  4. Are there any covering the other laws in particular the backround checks?
    Who is the captian in Grand Junction?

    • Dave -

      At this time, there are no other public proposals covering the other laws. We took up the banner for this particular fight because we saw a way that we could make an effective difference. We think the other items will have to be addressed by voting for the appropriate politicians.

    • Dave – We hope you can help in Grand Junction. We’ve got a captain out there now working hard and we’re trying to get him all of the help we can. If you can help, send us an email at PutittothePeople@gmail.com and we’ll get you connected.

  5. Richard Hart says:

    I would like to help with this ballot issue. I’m in castle rock, and will do whatever I can to help. I haven’t seen any referendums on the other stupid laws passed yet?
    Rich

    • Rich,

      We’d love to have you. We’ll send you an email shortly to get you going. We are the only proposal so far. No one’s taken up the banner on the other issues. We suspect that there’s an appetite to let our rights “lapse” and use that as ammunition to motivate people to vote a certain way in the next election. Our philosophy is to not sit around.

  6. Andy says:

    When and where can I sign??

  7. Daniel Mach says:

    Thanks for working on this for all of Colorado!

  8. Tina huston says:

    Where do we sign the petition?

  9. Patrick says:

    When and where, I’ll be there! With pen in hand, to lend a hand. I’m using the other one to protect my rights.

  10. Kyle Meinhart says:

    I KNOW Chris Nelson and would like to get a petition slip. I know tons of people who would love to sign this. Thank you

  11. gotjesus2033 says:

    I would like to sign this petition and help out in any way that I can. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail with any voluteer opportunities you may have in the Colorado Springs area. May GOD BLESS you all for standing up for our rights and freedoms!!

  12. Matthew Stahlecker says:

    You have MAJOR support on the Western Slope. We actually want to see the State split at the Continental Divide and have a “West Colorado”, but, that’s not likely. Anyway, where do we get this petition moving on the Western Slope. I know that our local Sportsman’s Warehouse was averaging $30,000.00 a day in ammo sales after the school shooting this fall and that number has not dropped on purchase demand, only on supply.

    The Front Range oddly likes to forget that the Western Slope exists, but in doing so, they have forgotten the HUGE number of old world Colorado mountain men. And we will not let our gun rights go without a fight.

  13. Cameron Miller says:

    Get me a petition and I’ll take it over to Valley Gun Service, the Big – R, or both here in the San Luis Valley. Alterntatively contact them directly:

    http://www.valleygunservice.com/contact/contact.htm

  14. Hayes Parten says:

    where to sign in Castle Rock?

  15. Scott Evans says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for doing this. Can you get petitions to Bison Arms or Grandpa’s Pawn or elsewhere in Longmont, please? I didn’t see any places in Longmont listed.
    Thanks!
    Scott Evans
    Longmont

  16. Terry says:

    Please send me the petition. I can get some signatures.

  17. jeremiah says:

    Do you have any place in glenwood springs area to sign the petition. I know a few that would sign. Stand free

  18. Donny says:

    Where can we sign the petition in Pueblo….

  19. Todd says:

    Don’t forget Jensen Arms in Loveland Colorado

  20. Ginny Padilla says:

    Please advise when you will have a signing location in Lafayette/Louisville general area.
    Thank you

  21. Brenda says:

    How do I get a petitions to circulate? Please get some contact information out there.

  22. This website needs to be fixed, can’t read it on IE8. That said, definitely will be supporting in Elbert County.

  23. H-RobRTR says:

    I live in alabama, if i could i would sign this petition. i might move to colorado one day and would like to see these unconstitutional laws done away with before then. good luck to you all

  24. Exton says:

    One way to fight this is to use the same laws the liberals use in stopping freedom of religion. They did this by connecting the 1st and 14th Amendment together.

    In Cantwell v. State of Connecticut the Court held that the free exercise of religion is one of the “liberties” protected by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment and thus applied it to the states. The freedom to believe is absolute, but the freedom to act is not absolute.

    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Thus if the 14th Amendment is connected to the 1st Amendment, it is connected to all Amendments. Therefore you could argue that the 2nd and 14th Amendments prohibits states from depriving people of guns, pars, ammunition and anything else without due process.

  25. How do I get a petitions to circulate? Please get some contact information out there.

  26. MC says:

    Hi, I know I’m late to the party. I’m moving to CO mid Sept permanently. Anything I can do to help the cause? CO is a great State, Let’s keep it great!

  27. Jeane says:

    How can we help this effort in Trinidad, CO?

  28. David Trusty says:

    I live in the South-eastern plains, Prowers County. Where do I go in my area to sign the petition. So far, everything I’m seeing is in the Front Range. That’s 3 to 4 hours away.

  29. Doug Huggins says:

    There will be copies at the Colorado Springs Gun Show today and tomorrow, 14 and 15 September. Look for BlueDawg Guns table and MCM Tactical table.

    At Rustic Hills Event Center off South Academy.

    Call 719-964-7850 if you need more info or can’t find us.

    Doug Huggins

  30. Levi says:

    I live in Northeast Colorado (Haxtun) and I would be very willing to pass around petitions. Almost everyone around here supports gun rights so even though it’s a small community, I think I could get quite a few signatures. Thanks!

    Levi

  31. Rich says:

    I have a question. Have we done a rough count of how many signatures have been collected yet? I’m just curious.

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