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Politicians Are Not Kings

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

-Benjamin Franklin

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.  – Jim Hightower

Atlas Shrugged and Free to Choose.

All the Harry Potter movies

I like to grow food and I make homemade bread from a decades old sourdough starter.

Laura Carno is the Executive Director of FASTER Colorado, an organization that trains armed school staffers. She has been involved in campaigns and causes in Colorado since 2008, including helping to recall two State Senators in 2013, and educating Coloradans on then-Senator Mark Udall’s lies and leadership failures through her Udall Lied campaign. Laura also runs SpringsTaxpayers.com, an organization that keeps an eye on politicians in local government in the Pikes Peak region.

Laura appears regularly in Colorado and national media, and blogs when she must at LauraCarno.com. She is the author of the book: Government Ruins Nearly Everything, Reclaiming Social Issues From Uncivil Servants.

Latest Second Amendment posts

  • Protecting Law-abiding Firearms Businesses from Abusive Lawsuits

    Protecting Law-abiding Firearms Businesses from Abusive Lawsuits0

    • March 7, 2023

    In the late 1990s, a gun prohibition organization adopted a strategy previously used by Jim Crow government officials against the free press: filing abusive lawsuits designed to cripple the businesses through the sheer cost of litigation against meritless claims. In response, most states, Colorado included, enacted legislation against such misuse of the judicial process. Eventually,

  • Laura Carno Reviews Run Hide Fight

    Laura Carno Reviews Run Hide Fight0

    • January 29, 2021

    In her review of the Daily Wire’s Run Hide Fight for Independent Women’s Forum, FASTER Colorado’s Executive Director Laura Carno looks at the film through the lens of someone who has met with school shooting survivors and responding law enforcement, and has spent five years meeting with and training armed school staff. Read the review

  • A gun for $25?

    A gun for $25?0

    • October 17, 2019

    While talking heads droned on about how they want to end gun violence and stop school shootings, we at the Independence Institute did what we always do. We took action. Now it’s your turn to take action by winning a new Sig Sauer Concealed Carry Package for only $25. No, really. Read on. Colorado law

  • Stop school shootings now

    Stop school shootings now0

    • May 16, 2019

    Just two weeks ago I wrote a column for the Denver Post lamenting that 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting our children are still unprotected at government schools. I was out of the country when I heard news of the STEM shooting. I saw the headline and I instantly knew the story without