DNC Denver Acceptance Speech Special: Obama's Five Mile Gun Store Exclusion
This information originally appeared on the Sportsmen For Obama? blog.
In 1999 Obama suggested a law that would prevent all gun stores within a five mile radius of schools and parks (See Obama's Draconian Gun Control). In the following map, the white area is the calculated exclusion zone along the I-25 corridor around Denver and farther north and south along the highway to the borders of Colorado. The exclusion zone extends from north of Fort Collins to south of Colorado Springs varying from about 5 miles to probably 60 miles wide.
The map calculation is just for schools. Parks have not been brought into the equation yet. Each pushpin represents a school.
It is interesting to note that all of Boulder County east of the mountains is in the exclusion zone as is the entire city of Denver.