WATCH Colorado’s Democrat Governor Apologize to Sheriffs For Incompetent, Uninformed Gun Control Bills
Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper was forced to apologize for gun control laws that angered sheriffs ahead of an election where the gun control issue will hurt his re-election chances:
Governor Hickenlooper apologized to sheriffs for not meeting with them while Colorado lawmakers hammered out controversial new gun regulations.
In fact, the governor said if he had more information he might not have signed some of the legislation into law.
Hickenlooper told the sheriffs he didn’t know they wanted to talk last year during the gun control debate, according to KKTV sister station KCNC. If he had more information, Hickenlooper reportedly said he may have taken a different stance on the issue.
…While the governor ultimately didn’t back off his decision to sign the bills, he expressed doubts about the high capacity magazine ban. He said by the time he got all the information, he felt he had to sign the bill in spite of his doubts because a staff member had already announced he would, according to KCNC.
After passing the expansive gun control laws, two state Senators were recalled last year, bringing the issue to the forefront of this year’s gubernatorial election.