Colorado turned blue back in 2008 and stayed blue in 2012.
The Democratic Mayor of Denver was elected Governor of Colorado in 2010 and now 5 months after the Aurora theater shooting by psycho John Holmes, he's finally talking about gun control.
But 5 months earlier, Hickenlooper said gun control won't stop evil.
Well now he's changed his mind.
It took longer than I thought, but not unexpected.
Five months after a movie theater massacre in suburban Denver shocked the nation, Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper now says "the time is right" for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures.
The Democratic governor has until now resisted calls to review state gun laws after the shootings in Aurora. Hickenlooper upset some in his party when he said last summer that stricter laws would not have prevented the massacre.
In an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Hickenlooper said enough time has passed since the tragedy and that the legislative session in January would be an appropriate time to take up a debate gun control measures.
Now he's pushing for it like any enemy of freedom would be expected to do.
Back to Aurora, thanks to obedient sheep, nobody was carrying a firearm in the theater that night. The city regulation on firearms is as follows:
Well those laws worked out really well, don't you think?Aurora1. "Dangerous weapon" includes firearm2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to a minor or someone under the influence.3. Window displays cannot include firearms with barrels less than 12 inches long.4. Unlawful to carry concealed "dangerous weapon"5. Unlawful to discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range.6. Unlawful to possess firearm while under the influence of intoxicant7. Unlawful to have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.8. Unlawful for a juvenile to possess a firearm.
We'll never know if someone with their dangerous weapon would have been able to stop John Holmes before he caused further deaths and injury because these asinine laws give the advantage to the criminal.
But what do you expect from a city who stops every car in an intersection and at gunpoint forces every occupant out of their car looking for a bank robber? Constitution and 4th Amendment be damned.
Gun control has been largely a non-issue here in Colorado until recently. Now that the State is solidly blue, it looks like they can now proceed with their plan in the face of little opposition...so they think.