Drug overdoses in Colorado have skyrocketed after Democrats took power and began passing laws decriminalizing illegal narcotics, according to reports.
What a surprise, huh? Decriminalize things and get more of it.
The news comes from Breitbart News:
In 2019, Democrats in the state legislature decriminalized possession of deadly drugs like fentanyl — making possession of four milligrams of fentanyl a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) notes that two milligrams of fentanyl can be deadly while one kilogram of fentanyl can kill half a million people. About a million milligrams are in one kilogram.
Democrat state Rep. Yadira Caraveo, now running for Congress in Colorado’s 8th congressional district, helped decriminalize fentanyl across the state. Denver, Colorado, Police Chief Paul Pazen has said that “the effect is people are dying” as a result of the law.
Republican Tyler Allcorn, a former Army Special Forces Green Beret running against Caraveo, blasted her and Democrats for decriminalizing small doses of fentanyl.
“Joe Biden’s failures at the southern border have brought us to this point and the Democrats here in Colorado — including my likely opponent Yadira Caraveo — passed laws that have made this problem worse and are killing people, Allcorn said in a statement.
The scene at the fentanyl tragedy in Commerce City on Sunday sounded more like something you would see in a war zone than in the suburbs of Denver.
— Tyler Allcorn (@allcorn4co) February 22, 2022
Drug overdose deaths across Colorado have continued to climb. From September 2020 to September 2021, the state saw 1,825 residents die from drug overdoses. This represents an increase of nearly 350 overdose deaths compared to the year before.
Across the U.S., drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years. From April 2020 to April 2021, for example, more than 100,000 Americans died from overdoses. Deaths from overdoses now outpace the number of Americans killed from car crashes and guns, combined.
Nice going, Democrats.
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