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A Voice of Colorado No. 426 Version 5.0:

The decision by George Brauchler to abandon the race for Governor of the State of Colorado following the receiving of endorsements by several prominent interests all but assures the end of his career in politics and law. His decision, as accurately and bluntly described by a representative of an organization that had thrown their support behind him for governor, constitutes betrayal of the worst kind, short of treason.

Mr. Brauchler’s decision comes as no surprise to those who have followed politics in the State of Colorado, and is best summarized by a self-declared curmudgeon: Colorado has an obvious deficiency in leaders and a surplus of village idiots who consider incompetence a legitimate accomplishment.

Although equally blunt it is appropriate to note: Until an elected official in the State of Colorado provides factual proof that demonstrates otherwise the assessment of the curmudgeon must be considered fact and truth.

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A Voice of Colorado No. 388 Version 5.0:

Presently nine candidates are vying to become the next governor of the State of Colorado. Five are Democrats, and four are Republicans. Recent events involving firearms has brought the issue of gun laws to the forefront once more. On the issue of gun control the candidates offer the following positions and opinions:

Democrats

Noel Ginsburg

Mr. Ginsburg supports the idea of creating a safety program like the safety program Colorado has for motorcycle riders: To operate a motorcycle in the State of Colorado a motorcycle rider must pass a test or attend a safety course. A reason Mr. Ginsburg supports this proposal for gun owners is because when he pursued his motorcycle license he took a class which he says saved his life several years later. He believes that a safety certification program for gun owners would be equally safe.

Critics of the proposal argue that it amounts to government involvement and intrusion into privacy rights, as well as encroachment on Second Amendment Rights.

Mr. Ginsburg also supports the current State law limiting rounds on magazines to fifteen, and favors a ban on “bump stocks”, which increase the capability of semi-automatic firearms.

Mike Johnston

Former State Senator Mike Johnston co-sponsored the bill that expanded background checks to include private gun sales, and he voted in favor of the measure that imposed a 15-round limit on magazines. He also asserts that the measures do not infringe on Second Amendment Rights, and offers the fact that he is a longtime gun owner as proof.

Cary Kennedy

According to Cary Kennedy every four to five days a child is admitted to an emergency room in Colorado because of a gunshot wound. Her claim is supported by a recent study commissioned by Children’s Hospital Colorado: In 2014 and 2015 a total of 148 children under the age of 15 were admitted to the emergency room across Colorado for gunshot wounds; a rate of one admission every 4.9 days.

Nearly all the injuries were categorized as accidental – a fact Ms. Kennedy de-emphasizes. Additionally, her support of gun control as advanced by the Democratic Party is consistent with their agenda.

Donna Lynne

Democrat John Hickenlooper’s second in command holds to the opinion that dealing with mental health is a critical factor in reducing gun violence. Donna Lynne, a former health care executive, says that primary care doctors and mental health care doctors need to communicate more to identify such concerns

Critics of this approach claim that it amounts to violating privacy rights.

Jared Polis

Democratic Jared Polis has expressed the opinion that he does not support new gun regulations, and has also commented that he doubts a 2013 federal bill that sought to ban military-style firearms would have reduced gun violence. But he does believe more regulation in areas of gun control may be appropriate.

Republicans

George Brauchler

Mr. Brauchler comes to the issue of gun control from a perspective few others running for office currently have: As District Attorney he prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter, and sought the death penalty for mass killer James Holmes.

The effort to seek the death penalty failed – Holmes was given life imprisonment – and some critics of Mr. Brauchler have charged that Braucher only sought the death penalty for the sake of publicity. The accusation has been repeatedly denounced by Mr. Bauchler, and he has also been quoted as saying that gun control would not have prevented the mass shooting. He has also made his position on 15-round magazine limits and background checks known, stating that neither has slowed or prevented death by use of firearms as weapons. He prefers a more pragmatic approach to gun ownership and firearm use, including the proposal that lawful gun owners should be allowed to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

Victor Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell has expressed the opinion that people should be able to carry firearms in more places in order to ensure personal safety, and includes the proposal that gun-free zones should be eliminated and that school districts in the State of Colorado should have the right to decide whether or not to allow trained teachers to have firearms in their classrooms.

Along with this increase in personal responsibility he also favors more severe punishment for misuse of firearms.

Doug Robinson

Mr. Robinson has a rather unique perspective on gun policies, one that derives from a career in business: If something works, pursue it. By this he means that he supports universal background checks, but would like to see the limit on magazine size ended.

Simply, Mr. Robinson believes in responsible gun ownership.

Walker Stapleton

As the state treasurer for Colorado Mr. Stapleton has not had much involvement with guns or gun policy. The lack of exposure may explain why the Second Amendment has not been a major issue in his campaign to become governor. Despite this he holds a position comparable to George Brauchler – he opposes the 2013 Colorado that expanded background checks to include private sales.

His approach to gun violence is more focus on mental health issues.

A Voice of Colorado No. 372 Version 5.0:

A new series of straw polls have produced a result some expected, others found more than acceptable, and few found surprising: Republican George Brauchler has outpaced his competition for the governorship. Brauchler, presently the 18th Judicial District Attorney and one of seven Republicans seeking the highest elected office in the State of Colorado, overwhelmed other candidates according to polls done by the Arapahoe Tea Party and the Colorado Tea Party Patriots at their joint monthly meetings in July, August and October. The reason for the outcome of the polls is because Mr. Brauchler is considered the candidate most likely aligned to values and principles of conservatives in Colorado. The most recent straw poll conducted concluded that Mr. Brauchler was favored by 80 percent of those who participated.

A straw poll held at the Western Conservative Summit in July also concluded that Mr. Brauchler is the preferred candidate, receiving twice as many votes as the nearest competitor.

Conservatives who participated in the various polls indicated that Mr. Brauchler represents their desire for limited government and regulation, low taxation, public security and safety, fiscal responsibility, parental choice in education, and personal freedom of choice regarding healthcare providers and insurance.

A Voice of Colorado No. 232 Version 5.0:

George Brauchler, who announced his intention to run for Governorship of the State of Colorado, has made it known that he wants to decentralize the state government. It is a proposal that has been met with expected results within a political context: Those to the left side of the aisle, who tend to favor bigger government and centralized government, denounce the proposal while those to the right side of the political aisle are supporting it.

Mr. Brauchler, currently the 18th District Attorney, provides explanation for the proposal by saying that as a long-time resident of the State of Colorado he sees a disconnect between Denver and the rest of the state – a perception based in fact and acknowledged by many Coloradans, who have long believed that they have been on the short end of a stick where representation and financial elements are concerned. By decentralizing state level government each community in Colorado will be on equal footing as proposed by Mr. Brauchler.

Some have concerns about how this would be achieved as presented by Mr. Brauchler, who proposes that stage agency offices in Denver be relocated to communities outside of the Denver metro area. Such undertaking would come with a substantial upfront investment, and many Coloradans, already burdened with the rising cost of living in Colorado as well as the rising cost of healthcare, are reluctant to support such a large expenditure that they are likely to shoulder.

The proposal has value but the value that could be realized is not in cost likely to involve land acquisition and new buildings with infrastructure and construction costs that may not be needed. The value of the proposal must come from Coloradans outside of Denver, who know what is needed for their communities.

More on George Brauchler:

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A Voice of Colorado No. 224 Version 5.0:

Mr. George Brauchler: If elected Governor of the State of Colorado, will you overturn the executive order signed by your predecessor supporting the Paris Climate Agreement?

A Voice of Colorado No. 218 Version 5.0:

Given his unabashed racism the endorsement by Ted Nugent of George Brauchler for Governor of the State of Colorado is concerning.