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John Hickenlooper on Colorado gun control laws: 'The time is right'
Politico ^ | | 12/13/12 1:49 PM EST

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

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:20:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

So it appears that the Californication of Colorado proceeds apace.

bah!


2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:22:14 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Red Steel

Chickencooper. Why does this broken clock keep dingdonging?


3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:23:49 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: FreedomPoster

Dims better watch it in CO. Their vote margins are nowhere near Commiefornia.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:24:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Where does Jon Chickenlooper come form form anyway?
5 posted on 12/13/2012 4:25:30 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Steel

Related -from a local site:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorado-governor-john-hickenlooper-says-its-time-to-talk-gun-control


6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: mountainlion

Ex-Denver mayor.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 4:27:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

This is typical for Chickenchoker.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 4:30:33 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Red Steel
Ex-Denver mayor.

Okay, but that's still no excuse for being a dumba$$.

9 posted on 12/13/2012 4:30:52 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Red Steel

What the hell were Coloradoans thinking when they elected this pinhead? He’s a moron.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 4:31:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: Red Steel

Put it on the ballot, he would lose big time. They put weed on the ballot, you see how that turned out.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 4:34:59 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They were thinking they don’t want their guns anymore, and they are morons too.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Steel

And all the illegals, criminals, rattlers and grizzlies say, “Yum!”


13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:36:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Red Steel

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!


14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:06 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: FreedomPoster
So it appears that the Californication of Colorado proceeds apace.

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.

15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:33 PM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Red Steel
Ex-Denver mayor.

But was he originally form Kalifornica or what?

16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:39:59 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Don’t know ...probably.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:41:51 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I believe there should be a Federal law mandating all politicians be gagged and handcuffed when not in prison.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:41:51 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Red Steel
Just have Emperor Ubama sign a few executive orders.

You just know he's going to.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:43:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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!)


20 posted on 12/13/2012 4:49:29 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Red Steel

One-termer.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 4:49:39 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Red Steel

Hickenlooper needs to spend more time at one end of the range.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 4:51:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

Herr Schicklgruber needs to learn why there is a 2nd Amendment.


23 posted on 12/13/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: Red Steel
Hickenlooper said the issues that merit discussion include "things like, do we all need assault weapons?"

Nobody is arguing that "we all need assault weapons." It's not even a question of "need." It would be okay with me if citizens had them, and police didn't. They could borrow mine if they gave me a good enough reason, and so long as they actually give it back when they're done.

which he said are "designed for warfare" and "designed to pierce bulletproof vests and body armor."

If that's the standard, then there sure are a lot of hunting rifles that will also be banned. Sorry, no can do.

24 posted on 12/13/2012 4:53:50 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

What bothers me is that those !#@$%&! “biters” from California are starting to wander into Arizona. Phoenix is starting to look like the set of the Walking Dead.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 4:53:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
"in Aurora"

I thought Aurora was already part of Mexico.

Upon further reflection, so is California; so it all makes sense.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mountainlion
"Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, "

So, it's bad genes.

27 posted on 12/13/2012 4:57:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

After the election…. How convenient.

Who wants to bet that his Excellency, the dear Liar Benghazi Barack doesn’t jump in on this?


28 posted on 12/13/2012 4:58:44 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We had an absolute disaster here in 2010. The official pubbie candidate turned out to have “padded” his resiume beyond all reality. I think he got 9%. Tom Tancredo jumped in at the last moment, but too little, too late, too zany. Jane Norton refused to run through the caucus, thus forcing Ken buck into a damaging, long,and expensive primary that she lost after the damage was done so numbnut Bennett won by ~4%. In short, a complete meltdown that we have not recobvered from yet.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Red Steel

The time is right........for freedom loving Americans to stockpile firearms and ammunition like there is no freaking tomorrow. AK’s, AR’s, and about 20 mags each. Seriously, it is PAST TIME to lock and load.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 5:02:59 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Paladin2

So Chickenpooper came form PA?


31 posted on 12/13/2012 5:04:09 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Steel
Ex-Denver mayor

And he was still just a brewery owner before I left Denver.
32 posted on 12/13/2012 5:07:04 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: redlegplanner

I’m hoping Scott Gessler can get into revealing voter fraud quickly here.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 5:08:05 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Paladin2
I thought Aurora was already part of Mexico

Well, it ain't called Saudi Aurora for nothing.
34 posted on 12/13/2012 5:08:49 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
Put it on the ballot, he would lose big time.

Not so sure. Before I left in 2004, the last gun-related ballot item was either prop 22 or 23, the "gun show prop". IIRC, that didn't work out so well.
35 posted on 12/13/2012 5:10:55 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: elkfersupper

Dickinpooper was a dumbass, and a hypocritical one at that when he was our Denver mayor...

He employed an illegal alien at one of his brew pubs who cowardly shot in the back of the head and killed a Denver Police Officer while the officer was working security at a social event ...

Now after being “kicked upstairs” to the governor’s office, he decides it’s time to hit the citizens of Colorado with “gun control”...

He’s reflective of the sorry state of Colorado politics in general...Get outside of Denver/Boulder area and some pockets of Leftard concentrations mainly around ski areas, Colorado is a great state to live in...

He and his ilk are (Salazar for example) are reflective of what Colorado is becoming...The Calicommification of Colorado continues apace...It’s spreading like a virus and no end in sight...


36 posted on 12/13/2012 5:11:25 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: mountainlion

Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia,

Mayor Hickenlooper was a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg ?

Remember the Hickenlooper illegal alien employee who killed a Denver police officer ? Raul Gomez Garcia (aka as Raul Garcia Gomez) then fled back to Mexico with the help of friends and relatives who helped hide him on his journey back to Mexico.

Hickenlooper apparently had many illegals [ hundreds ? ] with fake social security cards, etc.. Gomez used forged forms of identification to obtain work. Gomez killed the officer a few hours after he left work.

Gomez had been stopped three times by police for traffic violations, yet remained in the United States.

Apparently, Hickenlooper never met with the widow nor the fatherless children.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 5:12:32 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Red Steel
There is a story about a gun range for the Denver PD that had to jump through a bunch of Chickenpooper hoops mostly phony environmental issues several times to get it built.
38 posted on 12/13/2012 5:15:58 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What the hell were Coloradoans thinking when they elected this pinhead? He’s a moron.

Tom Tancredo came within a few points of beating him running on the Constitution party ticket. The goofball republican Dan Maes only got 10% of the "can't vote for anybody but the R" types.

Tom Tancredo was an excellent 3 term congresscritter in case you don't remember him. He ran for president in 08 too.

39 posted on 12/13/2012 5:17:39 PM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: FreedomPoster

You got it. Over the last few years Colorado has become little Californicate because of all the transplants. And like whores and addicts, they bring their bad habits with them. Pity the poor original residents that foolishly welcomed the trash.


40 posted on 12/13/2012 5:31:14 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Red Steel

I grew up thinking Colorado as full of rugged miners, cowboys, mountain men, and the Red Ryder comic-strip character (whose creator was from there).

It’s jarring (to put it mildly) to now associate the state with left-wing gun-grabbing politicians and dopehead hippie scum.


41 posted on 12/13/2012 5:31:32 PM PST by greene66
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To: MachIV

It’s about time for those good folks to be re-stocking and getting backups to their primary weapons and some for others who may be in need.


42 posted on 12/13/2012 5:35:26 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: Voice of Reason1

My 500 .45 ACP rounds will arrive tomorrow. Getting another 500 next payday.

http://www.freedommunitions.com/default.asp


43 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:07 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: mountainlion

Dickenlooper (as he is also known) was a bar owner downtown Denver and he ran on a protest to an increase in the cost of parking meters in front of his bar. Ran on that protest. Unbelievably, he won. I think we had 12 democrats (zero pubbies) to pick from and he was the prime choice of the dogmeat available.

He and his live-in have a daughter, I believe, but I don’t think they have ever bothered to make her legal.


44 posted on 12/13/2012 5:45:16 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Red Steel

My Brother lives there. Avid Gun Collector and Conceal Carry Permit holder. He moved there 35 Years ago from California and always gave me hard time about staying behind.

I told him years ago that Colorado would end up going Blue and he didn’t think that would ever be possible. Even after the idiots there Elected Rats, he still told me the Rats were Conservative Gun Rights supporters.

Now we see what’s what, and he finally does too.


45 posted on 12/13/2012 5:46:12 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Red Steel
Hickenlooper has long prided himself on being a moderate who tries to forge compromises between Republicans and Democrats.

He's long on pride, short on intelligence and accomplishments. Denver elected him. Colorado is stuck with him.

46 posted on 12/13/2012 5:46:12 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: elkfersupper

Should have also mentioned he is heavily involved with the Gang of Four and the Tides Foundation...

May indicate to all who John Hickenlooper is...

A poster boy for the loopy left posing as a moderate...


47 posted on 12/13/2012 5:47:24 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: Red Steel
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48 posted on 12/13/2012 6:16:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I pray that you’re using cash to buy that ammo..


49 posted on 12/13/2012 6:19:52 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

We just lost a whole family of Conservatives(from Pa.) to Colorado. Pennsylvania was not that liberal, we’re being inundated with them from N.J. & N.Y.


50 posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:54 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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