Democrat lawmakers debated one of the most controversial bills this session — legalizing city regulated injection sites for illegal drugs — under the blanket of darkness while Coloradans slept between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday.

That’s how important this bill is. Democrats couldn’t even wait until the decent hour of transparency p.m.

Then the Democrat leaders gave everyone the day off Friday and will go into a rare Saturday session beginning at 10 a.m., just as the Republican Party gathers for the state convention to elect new party leaders.

Yes, Republican lawmakers might have to miss the election, but it’s their own damn fault for filibustering a bill Thursday to impose a three-day waiting period on gun purchases.

It did them no good, as the bill is still alive and kicking, and without the Republican amendments to waive the waiting period for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Democrats were clear, no exceptions for victim protection!

Meanwhile, Democrat Reps. Jenny Willford, of Northglenn, boldly declared that cities should have the power to inject dangerous illegal drugs into its citizens in order to keep drug addicts alive until they can get well.

We suspect supporters want drug addicts shooting up behind closed doors, so they no longer must see the ruin brought by lax progressive drug laws and borders open to drug cartels.

Democrats killed a Republican amendment requiring a 2,000-foot buffer between drug injection sites and schools, playgrounds, and senior citizen areas.

It’s okay for children to have to walk past drug addicts lining up outside to get well, and seeing those who can’t wait shoot the junk into their veins.