A state Republican lawmaker in the state of Colorado is claiming that people will attempt an insurrection if Democrats in the state passed modest firearms regulations into law.
According to Colorado Politics, the Colorado House of Representatives this week took up a measure that would require Colorado residents to safely store their firearms in their homes when they are not in use so that children cannot access them.
While the bill will not restrict residents’ rights to own and keep firearms, Republican state Rep. Richard Holtorf threatened that his constituents would respond with violence if the bill passed.
“Our country was founded on rebellion,” he during his speech opposing the bill, according to Colorado Politics. “And there are political winds where I come from… as we chisel away, with the best intentions, if this continues to go like this, there may be a breaking point.”
Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett chided Holtorf for his warnings of insurrection.
“Tensions seem real high,” he said. “You can’t be inciting violence.”