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Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.
Red State ^ | March 20th, 2013 at 06:00 PM | moe Lane

Posted on 03/20/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by Red Steel

I’m 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 you’re explaining, you’re losing. And here’s why Hickenlooper is explaining:

A longer version of state senator Kevin Lundberg’s points here. The short version is that the legislators who constructed the ‘high capacity magazine ban’ either didn’t know or didn’t 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 can’t buy ‘em, can’t sell ‘em, can’t even transfer ‘em to other people… in Colorado*. The whole thing is pretty much an exercise in demonstrating why you don’t let Democrats write legislation unless it’s on something that they know something about, like increasing minority unemployment**.

Amusingly, Hickenlooper thinks that this won’t 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 don’t think they represent the Republican party. I don’t think they represent a large number of people,” Gov. Hickenlooper said.

…Oh, dear.

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, I’m 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 there’s not going to be a repeat of the [Colorado***] GOP’s 2010 internal meltdown…


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hickenlooper; jerk; secondamendment
What's wrong Looper you starting to get cold feet? Time to go full lib/socialist. You're on a roll with the rest of the Coms in the state legislature.

Link only.

DP - Hickenlooper hints at veto of lawmakers' death-penalty repeal bill

1 posted on 03/20/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

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.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Red Steel

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.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 8:05:00 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Red Steel

Reed yanked both Chuckie’s and Feinswine’s bills

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2999046/posts

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!

.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 8:05:50 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Red Steel

asn’t it one of Chickencooper’s people that just met a hitman at the door?


5 posted on 03/20/2013 8:09:29 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Red Steel

Meanwhile in Michigan, people openly carried in and around the state capitol.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2999138/posts


6 posted on 03/20/2013 8:13:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Steel

“Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.”

He’ll probably be re-elected.
Easily...


7 posted on 03/20/2013 8:31:04 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Red Steel

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.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 8:31:47 PM PDT by grcuster
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To: Red Steel
Hey Hickenlooper. If you don't think your ignorant decision is going to hurt you with liberals, read this:

Why Liberals Should Love The Second Amendment

It's written by one of your own.

9 posted on 03/20/2013 8:32:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Red Steel

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 @$$.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 8:35:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: ThunderSleeps
There is a recall petition going. See the link below.

Gun control backlash in CO.

Sheriff Maketa releases statement regarding gun control stance

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.

Shocking email: Dems threaten Colo. sheriffs’ salaries over gun control

Sheriff Terry Maketa to file charges against Colorado Democrat leadership

Colorado sheriff says new state gun laws won't be enforced

Recall effort begins; Petition aims to oust McLachlan (Anti-Gun Colorado Dem State Rep.)

The Basic Freedom Defense Fund Three recall efforts underway for Rep. McLachlan, Sen. Morse and Sen. Hudak.

Petition to recall Governor Hickenlooper:

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)


11 posted on 03/20/2013 8:37:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TLI

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.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 8:43:03 PM PDT by sport
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To: Road Glide

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.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 8:43:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the links. Signed petition to recall.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 8:45:20 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: TLI
So, no federal bans or new laws or (apparently) anything.

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.

15 posted on 03/20/2013 8:48:00 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

You’re more than welcome. Thank you for signing. The number of signers has nearly doubled in the last six hours.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 8:51:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel; All
If this could make people accept this tyrant they are pretty pathetic. Unless we started actually executing those on death row it doesn't seem like much of an issue. We need to realize that trying to play by the rules against tyrants who have no rules is futile. We have to defy their authority.

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

www.OathKeepers.org

17 posted on 03/20/2013 9:03:39 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG - WWW.CSPOA.ORG)
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To: TigersEye
It was good to hear that Sheriff Terry Maketa is an official member of the Oath Keepers group, but he needs to stop saving information of those with ccw. Handing permits out for free to all adults who ask for one would also be good.

www.OathKeepers.org

18 posted on 03/20/2013 9:11:45 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG - WWW.CSPOA.ORG)
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To: Red Steel

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.


19 posted on 03/20/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

Did you sign the petition?


20 posted on 03/20/2013 9:13:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel

To all Coloradans:

Change.org is organizing to start organizing to create a recall petition. 445,000 signatures are required to force Hickenlooper to stand in a recall election. Here is the URL for the organization effort:

http://www.change.org/petitions/colorado-residents-who-support-our-rights-recall-john-hickenlooper?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share

This afternoon there were 2,000+ signatures. Tonight, the signatures have grown to over 3,500 signatures. The lines have been drawn and the battle ground is set. I choose to stand with the citizens of Colorado and with our God given rights.

Will you join our cause?


21 posted on 03/20/2013 9:26:49 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Texas Fossil

Because of your contacts, I ask that you read post #21 and pass the word. We are organizing to get a recall petition in place. Please, pass the URL on to your friends in Colorado.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: txrefugee
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.

Yes, Denver Post polls are/were manipulated. Hickenlooper had it easy (only about 51%) because of a three way election with Tom Tancredo - Constitution party, and Dan Maes -R, in the meltdown 2010 election.

Hickenlooper didn't do much to win it because Tancredo and Maes were too busy fighting each other.

23 posted on 03/20/2013 9:37:49 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Hick is TOAST!

We have at least 4 very viable candidates.

Some with other options, so I won’t preempt their decisions.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 10:19:51 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: grcuster

The dumbest thing the Colorado GOP is to run that ballot measure this year.

That ballot measure MUST be held until 2014 as incentive to turn out the vote!


25 posted on 03/20/2013 10:22:22 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: TLI

I’d hide and watch what the other hand is doing. What they’re saying is one thing, watch what they do as those efforts re-appear as amendments to something else they’re trying to pass at midnight. This whole thing is not over by a long shot at either the fed or state level.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 10:53:48 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Lickenpooper needs to call his nanny Bloomberg. His diaper needs changed.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 11:20:38 PM PDT by Cololeo (`)
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To: Red Steel
Maes and those who continued to support him are the reason we have this tyrant waste of life we have now. Maes won the Republican primary before some things came out that destroyed his chances. He lost most of those who supported him in the primary, and was ask to do the right thing and drop out, but the scumbag refused. Tom Tancredo only got in the race after it was obvious that we needed someone else. Tancredo was supported by most Republicans, and endorsed by many big name Republicans. Maes was polling a very distant third, and had no chance. He was a selfish man with no character who refused every call to drop out, and endorse Tancredo.

In the end though, we shouldn't have to worry about a blatant attack on our Bill of Rights no matter who wins any election. We have a government that is infested with those who hate our Constitution, and they bypass it all the time. We have no chance in the long run unless we rid our government of those tyrants. Even if we are lucky enough to win elections in a broken system, where fraud by the left is rampant, it doesn't mean anything in the long run when we will eventually just elect tyrants like we have now, and then we try to stop them by playing by rules they aren't constrained by.

We have to fix that problem for any real hope, and that's not a simple task. I don't see how that's even possible without a collapse of the government first. That could lead anywhere. We still have to do something to have any chance, and we may not have any path that can save us at this point. We have to admit how bad off we are, but we should fight tooth and nail to save our country. Not slow things down temporarily, but make great changes that save it for future generations. If we fail it's where we're headed anyway. We have nothing to lose.

WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG

28 posted on 03/21/2013 12:12:59 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG - WWW.CSPOA.ORG)
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To: TigersEye
Yeah. I signed it.

www.OathKeepers.org

29 posted on 03/21/2013 12:16:24 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG - WWW.CSPOA.ORG)
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To: Hardraade

Director of Corrections, according to the radio.


30 posted on 03/21/2013 12:19:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Red Steel

Just get a good candidate to primary this moron and the my check is in the mail.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 3:14:14 AM PDT by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Road Glide

And Bite Me came to Colorful Colorado and by the time he left seven Jacks/and-or Jennies changed their vote on the gun measures. I hear promised support of any Dem who supported the slave production plan and some threat that the Obamanation would actively campaign against any renegade who strayed from their plantation on the slave issue.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 6:12:19 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Red Steel

Hickenlooper doesn’t care. He’s running for President, not Governor. Signing these bills is his first swing at getting the Dem nomination. He thinks he doesn’t need Colorado to win the presidency.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Good for you. People that volunteer their free time to fight against the enemies of this country are true heroes!


34 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: ThunderSleeps
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.

You and me both.
Recall Hickenlooper Petition
35 posted on 03/21/2013 8:07:23 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

Thank you. Much appreciated.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 12:19:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Thanks for the links. Signed petition to recall.

Try to avoid online petitions. Often they are just data mines to collect your information. They are otherwise meaningless. If you go back to the main page of this petition, it looks like they have petitions for just about anything. All of them, meaningless.

37 posted on 03/22/2013 7:49:32 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Red Steel

He’s not nearly endangered enough in my view.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 7:51:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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