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Colorado Gov. throws F-bomb at sheriffs, says never talked with Bloomberg over bills
Finance Post News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Jack Minor

Posted on 06/21/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT by holymoly

In an election year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper used the F-word to the state’s sheriffs after claiming they never bothered to tell him the gun control bills he signed into law were unenforceable and he had no idea the bills would be controversial.

During the last legislative session Democrats who controlled both chambers of the legislature as well as the governor’s mansion passed a series of gun control laws that are among the strictest in the nation. Among them are what the state’s sheriffs have said is a ban on the sale of all new magazines in the state.

The law bans the sale of all magazines that hold more than 15 rounds or can be readily modified to hold more than 15 rounds. All of the state’s sheriffs opposed the bill saying that all magazines have a removable plate for cleaning, which means they can be converted to hold more than the 15 round limit, despite that never being the manufacturers intent.

While the law grandfathers those who purchased magazines before the ban it prohibits the transfer of the magazine to another person. Among the laws passed was one prohibiting the transfer of a firearm without undergoing a background check. The wording of that law means if a person gives their rifle or magazine to an official on the rifle or pistol range to clear a jam, they have just committed a transfer and are violating the law because no background check was performed. The problem with the law became evident when a sheriff’s department said under the law they could not even conduct a buyback program because the sheriff’s office had no easy way to run a background check prior to accepting the firearms.

During a meeting with the state’s sheriffs, Hickenlooper said he had to sign the magazine ban because a staffer in his office had promised Democratic lawmakers that he would sign the bill and therefore he had no choice.

Hickenlooper also denied that he talked with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the laws.

However, after video of the meeting emerged and was posted on the website Revealing Politics, Hickenlooper complained that he had no idea he was being recorded.

Following the release of the video, Hickenlooper admitted that he actually did meet with Bloomberg, despite his telling the sheriffs he didn’t but it was only after the bills were signed into law.

When the sheriffs complained that Hickenlooper refused to meet with them prior to signing the bills, despite their testifying before the legislature about the problems with the bill, Hickenlooper had some colorful remarks for law enforcement.

“What the f—?” Hickenlooper said. “I apologized!”

He later said the use of the F-word was meant in jest.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; gungrabber; hickenlooper
He later said the use of the F-word was meant in jest.

I'm sure the Sheriffs laughed until they had tears in their eyes. /sarc

1 posted on 06/21/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT by holymoly
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To: george76

Ping.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 1:25:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: holymoly

This is why they’ve gone after Terry Maketa. I’m surprised they haven’t gone after John Cooke.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 1:29:19 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: holymoly

Rocky Mountain high in Colorado...


4 posted on 06/21/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: holymoly

The government can do anything.
The government can say anything.

There is no accountability.

And if you expect a politician to be accountable for anything, in any way, they will just stare at you like you are an idiot. Because they know very well: “That America is gone.”


5 posted on 06/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: holymoly

Are we witnessing a slow and steady melt down, as performed on the public stage? This man is becoming unhinged and unprofessional.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 1:33:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: holymoly
It could be true that cHickenpooper never talked to bloomburg, he probably had to shut up and listen.
7 posted on 06/21/2014 1:33:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: holymoly
Hickenlooper complained that he had no idea he was being recorded.

therefore he thought he could LIE with impunity...

8 posted on 06/21/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: holymoly

What a dope. Another politician drunk with power, who got caught with his pants down (figuratively).


9 posted on 06/21/2014 1:41:39 PM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: tpmintx

Gotta love leftists and their professional use of Plausible Deniability.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 1:44:35 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: holymoly

Sounds like the boy might be losing it. I’d like to see everyone who is out to destroy the Bill of Rights go insane.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 1:45:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: holymoly

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” ~President Gerald R. Ford, 1974


12 posted on 06/21/2014 1:46:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I’d like to see everyone who is out to destroy the Bill of Rights go insane.

They already have.

St. Anthony of the Desert: "There will come a time when people will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad they will say, 'You are mad; you are not like us.'"

13 posted on 06/21/2014 1:52:28 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: real saxophonist
This is why they’ve gone after Terry Maketa.

That's what I'm wondering. Lotta smoke, but any fire?

14 posted on 06/21/2014 1:53:12 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: holymoly
Chickenpooper clucked, "If you liked your magazines; You can keep your magazines!"

15 posted on 06/21/2014 1:54:50 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: holymoly
“What the f—?” Hickenlooper said. “I apologized!”

I guess they're not over it yet.

16 posted on 06/21/2014 1:56:13 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: holymoly

This is a man obviously in fear of his job...yeah...it was my staffers fault I signed the bill into law...

Yeah sure pal....buh bye...


17 posted on 06/21/2014 2:04:47 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: holymoly

“...Hickenlooper said he had to sign the magazine ban because a staffer in his office had promised Democratic lawmakers that he would sign the bill and therefore he had no choice. “

What total Bull! Of course he had a choice! He could have chosen no to do what the staffer said! Also, Democrats positions are ALWAYS evolving. His could have evolved! This story really reveals what a total tool this guy is. Not that there was ever any doubt.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 2:09:40 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: holymoly
...claiming they never bothered to tell him the gun control bills he signed into law were unenforceable and he had no idea the bills would be controversial.

The liberal's excuse to mean they are therefore not responsible.
What a schmuck.

19 posted on 06/21/2014 2:12:26 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Hickenlooper said he had to sign the magazine ban because a staffer in his office had promised Democratic lawmakers that he would sign the bill and therefore he had no choice.

So who's in charge?

However, after video of the meeting emerged and was posted on the website Revealing Politics, Hickenlooper complained that he had no idea he was being recorded.

Does he own an NBA team?

20 posted on 06/21/2014 2:14:21 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: holymoly

Any government employee that uses that word should be immediately fired for inadequate I.Q. to perform duties.


21 posted on 06/21/2014 2:23:22 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: holymoly

Hey! You didn’t tell me I was stupid!


22 posted on 06/21/2014 2:27:43 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: holymoly

One real tragedy related to this matter is that the Denver “Not News Media of the Democrat Party” has become so accustomed to defending President Occasionally Present that they have no trouble with a governor that not only openly admits that signing the horribly flawed gun bill into law, but then blames it on a staffer. Even when he denies and disavows his leftist buddies with whom he schemed to create the law, he he takes no responsibility for the new position. The Not News Media can’t even hold him accountable when he pisses both ways into the wind and tells them it’s raining. Are there enough people left in Colorado that aren’t stoned to notice?


23 posted on 06/21/2014 2:33:59 PM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: MileHi
Well, Terry has been at the forefront of the backlash against Chickenpooper, along with my Sheriff John Cooke.

They probably paid off a couple of bimbos, but who knows?

24 posted on 06/21/2014 2:35:56 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: real saxophonist
He gets the benefit of the doubt from me.
25 posted on 06/21/2014 2:51:10 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: MileHi

Me too.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 2:54:03 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Shiny!)
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To: Red Steel; MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


27 posted on 06/21/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Castigar
“...Hickenlooper said he had to sign the magazine ban because a staffer in his office had promised Democratic lawmakers that he would sign the bill and therefore he had no choice. “

CO doesn't need looper then...the staffer is already running the show and will work for less $. Buh-bye, looper.

28 posted on 06/21/2014 3:50:39 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: real saxophonist

Terry has been a great Sheriff. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he isn’t just getting the Palin treatment for being outspoken. I would have to see some hard evidence to believe otherwise and I doubt such evidence exists.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 4:37:42 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: holymoly

Who is running against this nut case? I hope Colorado will elect a better person.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 5:30:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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Colorado is doper state, they will elect someone worse


31 posted on 06/21/2014 5:35:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jeffc
" Hickenlooper said he had to sign the magazine ban because a staffer in his office had promised Democratic lawmakers that he would sign the bill and therefore he had no choice.

So who's in charge?

However, after video of the meeting emerged and was posted on the website Revealing Politics, Hickenlooper complained that he had no idea he was being recorded.

Does he own an NBA team? "


32 posted on 06/21/2014 6:17:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: holymoly

My doctor tells me that the official medical term for bloody diarrhea is “acute hickenlooper”.


33 posted on 06/22/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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