Colorado takes the full cover of the National Rifle Association magazine, America’s 1st Freedom, for the second time in 2013, but this time it’s different.

It was just a few short months ago that disgraceful quotes from four Colorado lawmakers were splayed across the front cover.  This weekend, when NRA members across the country go to their mailboxes, they will see a different group of elected Colorado leaders looking back at them:  28 of the 55 sheriffs sheriffs who signed on to a federal lawsuit challenging this year’s controversial gun control laws that were passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature and signed by Governor Hickenlooper.  El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is front and center.

“In Colorado…county sheriffs are coming to the rescue,” wrote journalist Frank Miniter in a pull-out quote.  So true, so true.