Sen. John Cooke said that he tells his constituents to "go to Wyoming" to purchase high-capacity gun magazines that are illegal in Colorado. "You can buy all you want up in Wyoming because they're not illegal," Sen. Cooke said, despite the fact that possessing that high-capacity magazine in Colorado is a class 2 misdemeanor.
Tell Sen. Cooke to respect Colorado law like a lawmaker should--or find a new job.
Sen. Cooke has every right to introduce legislation to repeal a law he doesn't like. But when Sen. Cooke encourages citizens to break existing law, even telling them to cross state lines to buy illegal products in another state and bring them back to Colorado, he is going too far.
Where does it end? As Weld County Sheriff, Sen. Cooke was responsible for policing the Wyoming border to stop illegal fireworks being smuggled into Colorado. Would Cooke tell Coloradans to 'go to Wyoming' for illegal fireworks? Would Cooke tell the citizens of Nebraska they have a right to take legal Colorado marijuana back across the border to a state where it is illegal?
There's no nice way to say it. Sen. Cooke's flagrant encouragement of Coloradans to break the law, despite the risk of fines, jail time, and a criminal record, makes a mockery of his responsibilities as a lawmaker. If Cooke wants to advocate for breaking Colorado law, he should not be in a position to either make or enforce our laws.
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