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Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law…., and by the way, it’s totally ineffective!
Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 06/19/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by HammerT

Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law I never thought would pass, and by the way, it’s totally ineffective!

“I think a lot of people didn’t know how much emotion was gonna come out of the high-capacity magazines. [We] probably would have looked for something different or a different approach.

One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.

If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about it twice…In the end, how important really was it?

After all the kerfuffle, I went back to try to get some facts we should have had at the beginning. They told me there are roughly 300,000 magazine that carry more than 15 rounds in the state of Colorado already…How’s a police enforcement officer going to tell which is the old one and which is the new one? How much of a difference is it gonna make if there are that many?

Some punk kid in Aurora wants to go out there and start spray shooting his neighborhood, which is still happening, in Aurora, in Denver, in Colorado Springs. It’s not like you’re gonna have a hard time finding a magazine.”

This is vid from the same event at which Gov. Hickenlooper was awkwardly apologizing to Colorado Sheriffs whom he ignored in the gun debate in favor of Michael Bloomberg and, well, no one with any facts or experience with firearms, apparently. He was later found to be lying when denying talking to Bloomberg. Our 2nd Ad rights are in the best of hands.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; fascism; guncontrol
Hickenlooper's STAFFER made the decision on the mag ban
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PnO9SDLtm8g
1 posted on 06/19/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by HammerT
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To: HammerT

Well he should resign, you can’t fix stupid.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: HammerT
To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.

After all the kerfuffle, I went back to try to get some facts we should have had at the beginning.

What a useless, loathsome creature.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: HammerT
and by the way, it’s totally ineffective!

Anybody with more than two brain cells would have known that, Hi-Cap Magazines, for the most part, don't have trackable serial numbers (with the exception of those manufactured specifically for law enforcement during the 1990's Assault Weapons Ban). So the law, (which allows all Hi-Cap's that were in the state pre-ban, but outlaws ones purchased after the ban) is utterly unenforceable, there is no way to prove a the Hi-Cap was "legal" (owned before the ban) or "illegal" (purchased after the ban) short of being able to track the individual sale or catch someone right on the border bringing one in from out of state.

4 posted on 06/19/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: HammerT

As long as we don’t nominate Tancredo next week, Hick should be toast.

Tancredo is toxic and has enough foot in mouth history to be easily defeated and risk the defeat of Cory Gardner for Senate.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 6:23:01 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Chickenchoker blames his staff for his singature on a bill. Marvelous.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 6:29:18 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: apillar

Even the commie-left’s “Logic” behind those bans is faulty given that it’s supposed to negate mass-shootings or something.

Those people apparently haven’t ever heard of tactical reloads, and that if you practice you can change mags out in a second or so..


7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: HammerT

It sounds like Hickenlooper is trying to pretend that he’s Ricky Ricardo and that his staffer is Lucy, “who’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.”


8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:51:54 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If youÂ’re litigating against nuns, youÂ’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: HammerT

Yeppers. The staffer put a gun to his head and for the idiot to sign it.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: HammerT

I hope Chickenpooper loses, and goes to work for Bloomberg. That would serve him right. Traitor.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 7:51:41 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That leader ship isn’t it?

Blame someone else for your mistakes.

I wonder if he’s going to work on getting that law repealed or just sit on it..


11 posted on 06/19/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

“Yeppers. The staffer put a gun to his head and for the idiot to sign it.”

So the Staffer who got him in all this hot water... what is his name, and does he still work for you?


12 posted on 06/19/2014 8:12:26 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

And is Hickenlooper going to have the law repealed?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: G Larry
Tancredo is toxic...

He was my congressman and he is a good guy. The media have smeared him for years and it has damaged Tom. So, though I think he would be a good governor, I had to vote for Gessler in the end. The ads that Kopp is running smearing Tom made sure I would not vote for him.

14 posted on 06/19/2014 8:17:02 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: apillar

One Man’s “Hi-Cap” is another Man’s “Standard”.

This rule applies to more than Firearm Magazines...


15 posted on 06/19/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

>>Yeppers. The staffer put a gun to his head and for the idiot to sign it.<<

The Godfather redux: Either your Signature or your Brains will be on that piece of Legislation.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 8:19:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: HammerT

Where is his bill to repeal it? That there is no mention of repeal shows what a pitiful opportunist he is.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: MileHi

Tom has created his own problems.

It is quite easy to fight Illegal Immigration without giving your enemies the rope with which to hang you.

It is RACIST to impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL immigrants and minorities, by flooding the labor force with cheap labor.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 9:09:00 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: HammerT
When a governor says this and reveals that all the chief LEOs in the state urged him not to sign the bill, it becomes tacit endorsement to ignore the law.

Colorado RKBA advocates take note:

If the subject was illegal immigrants or marijuana, the advocates for those issues wouldn't wait a moment flouting the law publicly and openly. With relish.

Regard CO's ban about as seriously as some crazy old law from the early 1900s still on the books that prohibits carrying a shiny lunch box in downtown Denver during daytime because the light reflection from the lunchbox could spook a horse.

19 posted on 06/19/2014 9:17:01 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: HammerT
Horse hockey! If anyone is stupid enough to believe this, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I will sell you. Any politician this stupid should either resign, or Colorado residents need to hold a recall election to remove him. Hickenlooper is Chickensh*tlooper.
20 posted on 06/19/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: HammerT

Well, we’ve voted with our $$$. After they passed that law, we cancelled longstanding reservations for renting a vacation home that we’d enjoyed for several years. Nor will we buy gas, supplies, etc when we drive through Colorado or stay within the state.
Lew


21 posted on 06/19/2014 10:53:49 AM PDT by laterldf
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To: theBuckwheat

Good Question - repealing the law would be the solution wouldn’t it?


22 posted on 06/20/2014 5:22:13 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: The KG9 Kid

He and other of his ilk have forgot the adage that one shouldn’t issue orders that can’t be enforced – it undermines authority.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 5:24:32 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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