Skip to comments.Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
Im calling Gov. Hickenlooper endangered for a reason: he just made a rather poor life choice. You see, the fellow bowed to pressure from East Coast liberals and signed into law today an effective firearms ban masquerading as a high capacity magazine ban. John Hickenlooper is apparently just self-aware enough to realize what problems this is going to cause him down the line: [Hickenlooper] said his office later today will release a signing statement to try to explain how the bills, particularly one that limits ammunition rounds, should be interpreted.
If youre explaining, youre losing. And heres why Hickenlooper is explaining:
A longer version of state senator Kevin Lundbergs points here. The short version is that the legislators who constructed the high capacity magazine ban either didnt know or didnt care that new standard ten round magazines are easily convertible into larger magazines, which makes them just as subject to the new law as the larger ones. As well as the guns that need those magazines in order to operate. That means Coloradans technically now cant buy em, cant sell em, cant even transfer em to other people in Colorado*. The whole thing is pretty much an exercise in demonstrating why you dont let Democrats write legislation unless its on something that they know something about, like increasing minority unemployment**.
Amusingly, Hickenlooper thinks that this wont hurt him in the next election:
For all of their fervor, Hickenlooper sees the demonstrators a small minority. Not only do they not represent the middle, I dont think they represent the Republican party. I dont think they represent a large number of people, Gov. Hickenlooper said.
Oh, dear, oh dear, oh dear. There are many things that social conservatives, defense hawks, small-government types, and libertarians disagree on. The Second Amendment is generally not one of them. So, no, Im pretty sure that the folks upset about these new limitations to their civil rights actually do represent the Republican party. And I suspect that in 2014 theres not going to be a repeat of the [Colorado***] GOPs 2010 internal meltdown
I will be working/volunteering against him, or who ever the rats run. If there’s a recall, I’m on board with that too.
Poopenlicker isn’t endangered. He fits in well with all the queers and pot heads that invaded an other wise great state. I highly doubt the good people of CO will fight back, they will just leave if they are able. Hence, he is not endangered.
Reed yanked both Chuckie’s and Feinswine’s bills
So, no federal bans or new laws or (apparently) anything.
Kinda leaves the bammy worshipers hanging out with their ***** in the breeze.
Welcome to Obamaville...
heh heh heh heh heh!
asn’t it one of Chickencooper’s people that just met a hitman at the door?
Meanwhile in Michigan, people openly carried in and around the state capitol.
“Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.”
He’ll probably be re-elected.
This November if the ballot measure to repeal 1224 and it succeeds, it will give us a good idea what the 2014 elections will be. I can’t believe that this POS Governor believes that 9 out of 10 Coloradans support these measures. I guess he got a head start on the pot reform.
It's written by one of your own.
Chickenpooper (stolen from another FReeper) wanted to be remembered as creating the “toughest” violations of the Second Admentment in the history of the United States. What a maroon. I hope the Coloradans throw him out on his NAZI @$$.
Gun control backlash in CO.
Historically, any citizen would be allowed to speak if they arrived at the Capitol early and signed up on testimony records. Although sign up sheets were in place and citizens including myself signed up, we were completely disregarded. Minutes after I signed up to testify, I learned a different process would be utilized and testimony was based on three categories: experts, preferred witnesses, and public witnesses. No explanation was provided to define expert or preferred witness. I was told this decision was made by the senate president and the chairperson of the hearing committee. Additionally, experts would have no time constraints and all others would be restricted to three minutes.
As I made my way out of the Capitol, I was shocked at the number of people who attended these hearings. It's estimated the number of people in attendance reached 1,000. I spoke to several and was told they just wanted their voice to be heard.
I am not sharing this because of the outcome of the hearings that day; rather I am sharing this because of the process implemented and the faces of all those citizens that were never permitted to participate in the process. Government is supposed to be by the people, for the people and on this day, they were crushed and kicked to the side. Special interest coalitions and hand picked experts with no relevant expertise trumped our citizens.
The Basic Freedom Defense Fund Three recall efforts underway for Rep. McLachlan, Sen. Morse and Sen. Hudak.
Poll at the Denver Post on the proposed Magazine Ban.
Vast majority support repeal of mag ban.
Denver Post rigs poll. (read posts that follow that)
I would not be snickering just yet. Reis has probably come up with a sneaker way of getting Fienstein and Shummer’s bills passed. Never trust a Democrt. never turn your back on a Democrat. Never take a Bemocrat at their word. And last but not least, never, never, never expect a Democrat to do anything that is good and decent.
Do you live in CO?
I don’t, but know lots and lots of people who do. And I traveled the state extensively for years.
I think he is toast.
This action is going to have very bad effects on CO economy. They are very tourist driven. Just wait.
Thanks for the links. Signed petition to recall.
I wouldn't get complacent yet.
Even if Reid is putting on a pro-second amendment act right now, there are several in DC that still want to push the issue.
You’re more than welcome. Thank you for signing. The number of signers has nearly doubled in the last six hours.
These unconstitutional gun laws have to be resisted at all cost. A large open defiance of this tyranny needs to happen. A public trading of 30 round magazines is supposedly being organized for July 2. I think all rallies should encourage protesters to be heavily armed as well. I'm not calling for violence, but a show of force.
We have been losing the fight to the left for decades, and we need a drastic change in strategy. We shouldn't initiate any violence, but we should force these tyrants into either allowing us our freedom, or violently imposing tyranny on us. That's just where we are at now.
We are fighting a fight that can't be won without new options being used based on the reality we face. We have a government that is infested at every level with tyrants who hate our Constitution, and disregard it on a constant basis. They hate everything good this country was built on. We can't beat them in the long run within a broken system full of fraud, where they aren't constrained by our Constitution. We can't even stop them from attacking our Bill of Rights, which they clearly weren't given the authority to change, for very obvious reasons. If we can't fight this some other way we have no hope, because it's just a matter of time now. It's bad enough that we may not have a chance, but we should at least try. We shouldn't go out with a whimper
The Left will be stunned when the SHTF. They have convinced themselves that their corrupt polls are truthful and are living in a Potemkin world of their own fantasy.
Did you sign the petition?