On the Issues
Sheriff Terry Maketa at Commissioner Littleton's 2nd Amendment Town Hall Meeting
El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton held a town hall meeting March 14, 2013 and invited Sheriff Terry Maketa to participate in a spirited and highly critical discussion of a package of bills being considered by Colorado state lawmakers. These bills would impose additional regulations on the ownership and sale of firearms and ammunition. Sheriff Maketa briefed the audience on details of each of the of the pending bills and pointed out provisions which would be impossible to enforce, contrary to the Constitutional guarantees of the second amendment, and in conflict with the fundamental legal principal that citizens are innocent until proven guilty.
With Centennial Hall at capacity for the meeting, those in attendance were asked to write their questions for the Sheriff. Similar questions were then grouped together and repeated by Commissioner Littleton to facilitate getting as many questions answered as possible. Commissioner Littleton also read the Resolution in support of Second Amendment rights which was adopted unanimously on January 22, 2013 by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners
SAVE OUR SHOTGUNS PLANS CITIZEN REFERENDUM OF HB 1224
Save Our Shotguns - SaveOurShotguns.org - a nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to circulate a referendum petition to place HB 1224 on the ballot for a statewide public vote.
The Outdoor Channel pulls production from Colorado due to liability concerns imposed by excessive gun control bills.
PDF of the Mar 5, 2013 email from producer Michael Bane talking about this and other financial damage these bills will cause.
OC Producer Email or go to his BLOG.
Commissioner Littleton in The Washington Times noting that Colorado already has some of the strictest regulations in the country
"... oil shale discoveries in the United States, including the Niobrara deposits in Colorado, have raised the possibility of a long-lasting cheap supply of natural gas. But in Colorado Springs, the Sierra Club is trying to shut down the coal gasification plant and environmental activists are trying to ban fracking in the county. The state of Colorado already has some of the most strict regulations in the country, according to El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton. "
The Washington Times on the Documentary: Fracknation the search for fracking truth
Resolution to Protect the 2nd Amendment in El Paso County
The Resolution to defend the Second Amendment that I brought forward today passed unanimously by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners! This is truly an historic event as we are the first County nationwide to pass such a resolution to be proactive in standing in defense of The Second Amendment.
The people's right to keep and bear arms is at risk. There is an unprecedented fight between liberty and tyranny, between freedom and control, between the Constitution and Washington (and Colorado legislators), and we must prevail to protect our unalienable Constitutional rights. I hope that every County nationwide will utilize this as a template and have their Sheriff's and Commissioners adopt such a resolution.
Resolution to Preserve Habeas Corpus and Civil Liberties
In support of the County Sheriff Project, Peggy sponsored a resolution by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners to nullify indefinite detention as it is prescribed in the National Defense Authorization Act passed Jan 2012. Links to this resolution as recorded, along with a letter from Peggy to constituents and a video of Peggy's presentation to the County Sheriff Project about its passage are listed here.
Peggy's position on the June 7th Workforce Center vote
Video of Peggy stating her principled rationale before the Board of County Commissioners before voting.