Skip to comments.John Hickenlooper on Colorado gun control laws: 'The time is right'
Posted on 12/13/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by Red Steel
DENVER (AP) Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper said "the time is right" for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, offering his firmest stance in the aftermath of several high-profile shootings, including a movie theater rampage in suburban Denver, that have shocked the nation.
The Democratic governor upset some in his party for not taking a stronger position when he said last summer that stricter laws would not haven't prevented the mass shooting in Aurora.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Hickenlooper said that the legislative session in January would be an appropriate time to take up a debate on gun control in his state.
"I wanted to have at least a couple of months off after the shooting in Aurora to let people process and grieve and get a little space, but it is, I think, now is the time is right," Hickenlooper said.
The comments also come after a mass shooting at an Oregon mall and a murder-suicide involving a professional football player this month touched off a national debate over gun laws.
Hickenlooper said the issues that merit discussion include "things like, do we all need assault weapons?" which he said are "designed for warfare" and "designed to pierce bulletproof vests and body armor."
Former neuroscience graduate student James Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in the July movie shootings. He has been in jail since the attack and has not entered a plea in the case ...
Hickenlooper did not call for specific legislation, but did give a strong indication of what kind of debates and proposals
"When you look at what happened in Aurora, a great deal of that damage was from the large magazine on the AR-15 (rifle). I think we need to have that discussion
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So it appears that the Californication of Colorado proceeds apace.
Chickencooper. Why does this broken clock keep dingdonging?
Dims better watch it in CO. Their vote margins are nowhere near Commiefornia.
This is typical for Chickenchoker.
Okay, but that's still no excuse for being a dumba$$.
What the hell were Coloradoans thinking when they elected this pinhead? He’s a moron.
Put it on the ballot, he would lose big time. They put weed on the ballot, you see how that turned out.
They were thinking they don’t want their guns anymore, and they are morons too.
And all the illegals, criminals, rattlers and grizzlies say, “Yum!”
Now that he’s provided the reason to vote against him,
WE NEED A CONSERVATIVE TO RUN AGAINST HIM!!
Careful when suggesting candidates, as we will also need a conservative candidate to run for Senate in 2014!
I am working on a lot of cars with California dealer badges and inspection stickers in Aurora. California is californicating Colorado. How ironic.
Pennsylvania is sending lots of new Demorats here too. All these "imported" cars sport Obama bumper stickers. We are doomed.
But was he originally form Kalifornica or what?
Don’t know ...probably.
I believe there should be a Federal law mandating all politicians be gagged and handcuffed when not in prison.
You just know he's going to.
Look at a county-level election map and you’ll have your answer. Urbanites and those living in a few liberal utopias have started to outnumber the other 90% of the area of the state. (Thanks, California!)
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