Colorado Governor apologizes to sheriffs over gun control laws

posted at 6:31 pm on June 15, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Something strange is afoot in the Centennial State and it has to do with Governor Hickenlooper. After signing on to a gun control bill which had plenty of people upset – to the point where some of his own law enforcement folks were suing him – he has suddenly apologized.

Governor John Hickenlooper is offering an apology to some of his fiercest rivals on the issue of gun control: Colorado’s sheriffs.

The governor’s mea culpa came Friday when he spoke before an assembled group of sheriffs from around Colorado.

A Hickenlooper spokesman confirms that the Governor apologized to the sheriffs for not meeting with them prior to the passage of gun control bills they opposed. Hickenlooper also said his administration didn’t do a good job anticipating pushback on gun control. According to his spokesman, Hickenlooper pledged better communication in the future.

This is curious. The GOP – with Tom Tancredo as their candidate – has been hot on the Democrat Governor’s heels for a while now, particularly since the signing of the gun control law. But as recently as last month, the conventional wisdom was that the crisis was past, Hickenlooper was out of the woods, and was sitting on a somewhat slim but still manageable seven point lead in the polls. He’s been faced with a number of other decisions which have drawn some of the attention away and mended a few fences, including some controversial drilling legislation and his veto of a water management bill which environmentalists had been pushing for.

But if things were looking cozy enough to save his seat at the Governor’s mansion, why offer an olive branch to the Sheriffs now? Moe Lane at Redstate (where I first saw the story) asks what may be the pertinent question.

I wonder what John Hickenlooper’s internal polling is telling him?

Good question. We haven’t been hearing as much chatter from the RGA about Colorado for a little while, but now I’m wondering if this seat is back in play?


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Just another career politician begging for his job.

Vote them ALL out and let’s start over.

KMC1 on June 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

KMC1 on June 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

That seat is definitely in play.

RoadRunner on June 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Too late to apologize!
Vote him out.

LeftCoastRight on June 15, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Get rid of him…

OmahaConservative on June 15, 2014 at 6:33 PM

“Sorry about taking your gun rights away. Oh well. I promise to do better when it comes to speech rights. And hey, at least you can smoke dope and marry what you want!”

Judge_Dredd on June 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM

RCP isn’t showing any significant polling on the governor’s race in CO since mid-April. So either Hickenlooper’s internal polling has picked up on the gun control pushback, or– what’s even more encouraging– the national tidal wave that’s building against DC Democrats that could also sweep a number of them from state office.

de rigueur on June 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM

democrat before election: I’m sorry and will never screw you over again in the quest for personal power, riches and completion of the left’s agenda.

democrat after election: Screw you, you’re toast.

darwin on June 15, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Screaming headline on Drudge since last night:

OBAMA OPENS BORDERS TO MEXICAN GANG MEMBERS

cat_owner on June 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/03/house-gop-leaders-well-pass-gun-control-immigration-without-republican-support/

The above post talks about McCarthy’s wish (now up for Majority Leader) to force a House vote on immigration regardless of how the majority of Republicans feel, although I’m not sure where he stands on gun control. It’s high time we oppose the “automatic” coronation of McCarthy as ML by Boehner.

This Free Republic thread (link below) discusses the Digital News endorsement of Raul Labrador. Of note, they note over and over that Labrador didn’t vote for Boehner as Speaker! Guess which way McCarthy voted?

Our Endorsement of Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

anotherJoe on June 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Good question. We haven’t been hearing as much chatter from the RGA about Colorado for a little while, but now I’m wondering if this seat is back in play?

It won’t be because of Tom Tancredo.

Resist We Much on June 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Never trust a politician, especially a dem/lib.

jaywemm on June 15, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Hickenlooper was screaming WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING NOW!

Well the idiot Democrats did.

Now they’re going to pay.

GarandFan on June 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

…I like the guys last name…it makes me laugh!

KOOLAID2 on June 15, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Time for him to go – Democrats have zero credibility with this kind of stuff. He’ll go back on this phrase if he manages to win again.

Sorry, Dem Hickenlooper, you signed, your done.

MN J on June 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Gun Grabber Grabb’eth Herr’ BackFires in HickLoopy’s Face!

Say it ain’t so Joe!!
(sarc)

canopfor on June 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Bless his little heart.

Laura Castellano on June 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Apology accepted. Now please turn in all firearms and disregard all types of defensive measures providing them including personal security, gated community living, or any other service not readily available to the poorest of your constituents.
As a leader you do it from the front. As an anti gun nut its best for the citizenry if you are one totally disarmed. That goes for every nut in government. Every one of them.

onomo on June 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Hey, maybe that’s what his internal poles were telling him.

onomo on June 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Colorado’s ‘choom gang’ haven will forever be lost to the moon bats. The mushroom cloud of PCP has sedated the populace to the point where they just want to emulate the late John Denver and hang with ‘friends around the campfire, and everybody’s high, yi yi!!! Rocky Mountain High…’. That’s Colorado…

bimmcorp on June 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Colorado’s ‘choom gang’ haven will forever be lost to the moon bats. The mushroom cloud of PCP has sedated the populace to the point where they just want to emulate the late John Denver and hang with ‘friends around the campfire, and everybody’s high, yi yi!!! Rocky Mountain High…’. That’s Colorado…

bimmcorp on June 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

That’s why Soros backs legalization of drugs. It will do what the SOS project didn’t.

Judge_Dredd on June 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Socialists are only “sorry” for imposing their leftist fascism on the masses, if their internal polls tell them they’re going to get pummeled in the next election for doing it.

Hickenpooper was sorry for not “communicating” better. See, it’s not that the bills proposed were batsh!t crazy and did nothing but punish law-abiding gun owners, it’s that he didn’t “communicate” them better.

No, John. Your internal polling isn’t in the Sh!tter because you failed to communicate. It’s in the $h!tter because you signed a bunch of fascist, anti-freedom, unConstitutional turds into law.

Meople on June 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

“We can control our borders, we just choose not to.”

~~ Tom Tancredo

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

SUCKERS!!!

Hick apologized for the process NOT THE LAWS.

This was another typical Democrat non-apology being spun in the media as something good.

The bet that he’s in trouble is probably a good one. In Colorado even Democrats own guns. (Maybe not the Federal employees who live in Denver. The second largest concentration of those vermin in the country. )

CrazyGene on June 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I’ve got my ballot to send in. Really torn about the governor’s race. (Of course that’s the only position where there’s competition on the ballot.) I really don’t believe we can oust Hickenlooper. I just want someone who can bring conservatives to the polls for the Senate race.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 7:06 PM

hickenlaffer – you disregard the constitution & when it backfires on you then you become sorry! When you pee on me DO NOT TRY TO TELL ME IT IS RAINING !

Lew in Colorado on June 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Repeal or shut up.

rbj on June 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

But if things were looking cozy enough to save his seat at the Governor’s mansion, why offer an olive branch to the Sheriffs now?

Because even democrats understand what happened to Cantor batter than the GOPestablishment.

cozmo on June 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM

One never knows how a politician will act once in office or after a taste of the power he can obtain. My TEA Party friends and me supported a gentleman who quit federal law enforcement to run for office, seemingly with conservative/libertarian ideals. He failed at a senate seat and now is running for congress. We were his foot soldiers, and now he has publicly given his support for a local candidate who opposes our positions, never campaigned for him, has bought into confrontational politics and uses half truths to attack other Republican candidates. So sad and disappointing. I doubt I can ever feel the same way about a candidate again. This is the second time we have been burned; there will not be a third time.

amr on June 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

SUCKERS!!!

Hick apologized for the process NOT THE LAWS.

This was another typical Democrat non-apology being spun in the media as something good.

The bet that he’s in trouble is probably a good one. In Colorado even Democrats own guns. (Maybe not the Federal employees who live in Denver. The second largest concentration of those vermin in the country. )

CrazyGene on June 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Exactly my point as well. Just like Talibama, he’s sorry the nation is just too DUMB to begin to grasp what good he did with ObamaGlitch. He’s not sorry in the least for ruining the best healthcare in the world.

Hickenpooper did the same exact thing. No John, your polling doesn’t suck because we think you didn’t communicate well, it sucks because we truly hate you.

Meople on June 15, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Talk is cheap Governor. Remove gun control otherwise this is just political kabuki. Colorado voters take note that he isn’t apologizing for taking away your 2nd amendment rights just that he didn’t give the sheriffs a heads up first. Don’t be fooled. I have a vacation timeshare in Steamboat Springs and the folks there are plenty upset about this Governor. Get rid of him y’all are better than this.

neyney on June 15, 2014 at 7:13 PM

What a weasel.

WhatSlushfund on June 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Unless he will call for repeal, and he won’t, I would tell him TOO LATE.

WannabeAnglican on June 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Hiccup promises to communicate better when your rights are stolen in the future.

Bishop on June 15, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Running for re-election means having to say you’re so sorry now.

CO has a chance to throw the bums out.

Lee Jan on June 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Please get in the cattle car. Hey, why are you screaming, I said please!

Bishop on June 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

From the Facebook page of Sheriff Justin Smith in Fort Collins Colorado. No additional comment necessary:

https://www.facebook.com/SheriffJustinSmith

Where does our governor now stand on the gun control laws he signed in 2013?

9 News reached out to me for this story, but I was on the road back from the conference, so I wasn’t able to respond in time for their story.

The County Sheriffs of Colorado extended the offer to the governor to come address the gathering of sheriffs at our summer conference. This portion of the event was open to the press and was attended by both the Aspen daily newspapers and a press outlet from Grand Junction.

The governor spent about an hour with us. He made remarks then invited questions from the sheriffs. Rather than beat around the bush, Sheriff John Cooke posed the first question about the gun control measures. Sheriff Cooke framed his question around statements that Governor Hickenlooper made at an event in Weld County about being a better listener. His question was simple and direct- why didn’t you listen to the Colorado Sheriffs when we attempted to share our concerns about this legislation with you? The governor extended an apology for not being a better listener during this time. He told us things were very busy for him.

I wasn’t taking notes, but my recollection was that he didn’t apologize for his actions, but apologized for not listening and claimed he really didn’t understand the issue until afterwards.

When Sheriff Cooke pressed him about why he supported the legislation without fully understanding it, the governor explained that one of his staff members made a public commitment that he would sign it, so he was obligated to keep the promise of this staff member. I found it shocking that the Colorado governor felt more beholdened to honoring the promise of a staff member over honoring his duty to represent the citizens of Colorado.

In finishing his response to Sheriff Cooke’s questions, the governor claimed that he was unaware of the opposition of the Colorado Sheriffs until days AFTER he signed the bills. The governor explained he knew of the position of the Denver Police Chief, supporting the magazine ban bill and the governor used that as his justification for believing that law enforcement officials supported the bills.

He essentially staked his apology on a claim not knowing of our position and concerns until after he signed the bills.

I hadn’t planned on asking a follow up to that same topic until I heard that part of his response. So I followed up by reiterating to the governor the extensive press coverage about our opposition and the fact that somewhere around 40 Colorado Sheriffs showed up at the Capitol building to testify in opposition while only one or two police chiefs testified in favor of them. I further explained that our association president had sent a letter to the governor’s office expressing our concerns and requesting a meeting. I also told him that I had personally hand delivered a letter expressing my concerns to his office in the Capitol. Given these facts, I simply found it incomprehensible that he claimed he didn’t know of our opposition.

I have to tell you that I was utterly flabbergasted at the response he made. From about 10 feet away, the governor looked me in the eye and snapped “I’ve already apologized, what the f*** else do you want?” Now, I’m a big boy and won’t pretend for a moment that it’s not language that’s foreign to me- but I found that type of attitude and response to be well below the dignity of the office of governor. This was a sitting governor, in a public meeting, responding to another elected official.

From what I’ve seen, you won’t find any reports of that exchange from any of the reporters who attended. That’s a shame because I believe it’s newsworthy for the voters to know the attitude and demeanor of their governor during this public event.

The important thing to know is that our governor does not apologize for his support of the gun control bills, rather he incredulously denies understanding the bills and blames his staff for committing his support- obliging him to sign the bills.

mjzman on June 15, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Now that pot is legal, Dem turnout will be next weak on the Dem side, too stoned to vote.

TRB on June 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I wonder what John Hickenlooper’s internal polling is telling him?

Not sure, don’t care. I know what *I’d* tell him;
“Pack your liberal ass up and get the f*ck out of Colorado, lying, no-good, pragmatic, smiling, dishonest prick.”

I hope Hickenlooper burns in Hell for what he and his liberal douche-nozzle sycophants have done to this State.

No apology or soap in the world would clean the scum off of this pig.

a5minmajor on June 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Wait until a bear tries to get into his house and then he’ll understand why those of us in rural areas want guns. Or try waiting for the sheriff’s office to respond to a robbery when you aren’t in the city. How dare he try to take away our guns.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM

He still signed it. Anticipated push back or not.

Meaning he still supported it.

Meaning he was apologizing for the problems the law caused, not the law itself.


Whenever someone wants to take a weapon from you, it is because they want a power over you they don’t currently have. Be it criminal or tyrant, the desire is still the same.

And that’s why the Second is so important. It is the ONLY Amendment that contains the phrase “shall not be infringed.” And that was the case until the early 20th century.

Then people forgot why big government is so bad. And let it grow to the monstrosity it is today.

ProfShadow on June 15, 2014 at 8:03 PM

COgirl: Hickenlooper doesn’t have to worry about bears — or criminals — He’s one of the Important People — one of the Elites — not some peon. He has heavily armed security professionals to protect him — just like the rest of our Overlords.

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 8:10 PM

This means nothing. He would still have voted for the laws.

TX-96 on June 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

He should have thought of that before he turned his state upside-down.

And to all you in CO who wish to chase your new immigrants that vote Lefty back to the CA you presume they came from:
We don’t want them, send them to Oregon, they’ll fit in quite nicely there, and won’t have to learn/re-learn Spanish.

Another Drew on June 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Governor John Hickenlooper is just doing what works for Democrats. Get the big progressive sh!t sandwich you want passed at any cost (the more it thwarts the U.S. Constitution the better), and worry about buying off the outraged victims with promises and baubles after the fact.

Works on the stupid sheeple 99% of the time.

We, as a nation, are doomed.

ROCnPhilly on June 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Wait until a bear tries to get into his house and then he’ll understand why those of us in rural areas want guns. Or try waiting for the sheriff’s office to respond to a robbery when you aren’t in the city. How dare he try to take away our guns.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM

.
I agree with what you presented, but neither of those hypothetical situations are why the Founding Fathers added the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

listens2glenn on June 15, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Hahahahahahaha

Hickenlooper is definitely running scared all right. November is coming, Hick!

But… Tancredo?

Colorado GOP couldn’t find any non-crazy candidates to run for that very winnable seat?

Hayabusa on June 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Just try to image 800 barely human ISIS terrorists running around your neighborhood or a city near you with only a handful of sheriffs and deputies around to defend a disarmed populace.

J_Crater on June 15, 2014 at 9:31 PM

But… Tancredo?

Colorado GOP couldn’t find any non-crazy candidates to run for that very winnable seat?

Hayabusa on June 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Given what we’re currently seeing happen now along the southern border, the fact that the border is completely open right now while our border patrol changes diapers, and the fact that amnesty WILL destroy America as we all know it…

I would say that if we had listened to Tancredo a decade ago, we wouldn’t be neck deep in $h!t right now on the border. So you can further the State-Run media meme about Tancredo if you want, but he’s exactly right on immigration and has been all along.

Meople on June 15, 2014 at 9:34 PM

listens2glenn, neither of those situations are hypothetical. I’ve had a bear on my deck within 6 feet of door and window. I live about 4 miles from the sheriff’s office. The deputies are out and about in the county and it’s a big county. Might not be what the Founding Fathers had envisioned, but perhaps the rural areas of Colorado were developed knowing that we could have guns to protect ourselves.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Just try to image 800 barely human ISIS terrorists running around your neighborhood or a city near you with only a handful of sheriffs and deputies around to defend a disarmed populace.

J_Crater on June 15, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Most DimocRat voters would either be all for it, or wouldn’t give a damn. Until it’s their turn to convert to the cult of Islam or die.

Meople on June 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM

There is a primary on June 24, and Bob Beauprez is likely to be the candidate, not Tancredo.

wisconsin on June 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Hickenlooper, of course, is the epitome of “sane” . . .

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RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Apologizing for not talking to sheriffs after already talking to Bloomberg and accepting Bloomberg’s money and accepting Bloomberg’s out of state directions, before busting a move on Colorado citizen’s constitutionally protected rights, a law still in place, doesn’t quite cut it.

As if the whole state is urban like Denver. As if the whole issue is about insufficient communication.

bour3 on June 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM

There is a primary on June 24, and Bob Beauprez is likely to be the candidate, not Tancredo.

wisconsin on June 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Anyone that isn’t a flaming leftist would be better, to varying degrees, than what we have now.

The fact I’m a single issue, amnesty voter on a national level, doesn’t necessarily apply to Governor.

Meople on June 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

In 2006, Beauprez lost dramatically to Ritter (56$ -41%, IIRC). I would expect him to do better in 2014, but that much better?

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 9:56 PM

That’s my reservation about Beauprez, RedPepper. That was a lousy campaign he ran last time.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

COgirl: Any reason to believe that Beauprez can beat Hickenlooper? What do you think?

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I don’t think anyone can beat Hickenlooper. I think he’ll be popular IN SPITE OF the gun control mess. That’s why I’m most concerned about who will attract the most conservative voters for the Senate race. Your thoughts?

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

If I recall correctly, the sweeps by GOP in 2010 were felt even deeper at the state and local level. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a repeat and the Dem rats running for whatever cover they can find from the incoming tide.

mpthompson on June 15, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I think you may be correct when you say that nobody can — or will — beat Hickenlooper. Tancredo at least knows what he believes, and doesn’t try to sugarcoat it. (That may be his problem). I think he would energize the conservative base, at the very least. If you’re going to lose anyway, why bother trying to be PC? Look what happened with Romney . . .

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I live in CO now (no longer WI!). Hick is definitely vulnerable, the polls right now are deceptive. This type of behavior is one reason. Beauprez could win, Tancredo would not only lose horrendously, but he would likely ruin the campaigns of the rest of the ticket (including a US Senate race, at least one House race, and of course the legislature).

wisconsin on June 15, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Democrats will do or say anything to maintain their power and get re-elected. This is no different. It’s like pleading no contest in a case, “I didn’t do it and I won’t do it again.”

bflat879 on June 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM

wisconsin: Maybe so. Maybe Beauprez could win. Romney should have won. Even that preening old gasbag McCain should have won.

The question is, will Beauprez win? As I pointed out in an earlier post, Beauprez lost — horrendously — in 2006.

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I have to tell you that I was utterly flabbergasted at the response he made. From about 10 feet away, the governor looked me in the eye and snapped “I’ve already apologized, what the f*** else do you want?” Now, I’m a big boy and won’t pretend for a moment that it’s not language that’s foreign to me- but I found that type of attitude and response to be well below the dignity of the office of governor. This was a sitting governor, in a public meeting, responding to another elected official.

‘What the **** else do we want’, Mr Hickenlooper?
We want someone else occupying your office, you self-absorbed, imperial liberal weasel.
That, and nothing else.
Best of luck in your future career. Jerk.

orangemtl on June 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Wisconsin, are you in the front range? I will likely go to a Summit Country Republican get-together on Wednesday and will get a better feel for it. Summit is a lost cause for the GOP in my opinion. Ditto for Eagle County. I sincerely hope you’re right about Hickenlooper being vulnerable. It’s sort of like a statewide recall for the gun control supporters.

RedPepper, stay tuned.

COgirl on June 15, 2014 at 11:13 PM

COgirl: I’ll be very interested to hear your thoughts later this week. Take care & good luck.

RedPepper on June 15, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Now that pot is legal, Dem turnout will be next weak on the Dem side, too stoned to vote.

TRB on June 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Exactly. And that’s (in part) why they are worried terrified.

trapeze on June 16, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Too little and FAR too late.

I (amongst I assume hundreds of others) sent him an e-mail indicating the law he was signing wasn’t just unwanted, but was unenforceable and almost unintelligible.

And he ignored all that and passed it anyhow.

The ban on clips holding over 15 rounds?

Link to final version 2013 House bill 1224:
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/7E6713B015E62E6F87257B0100813CB5?open&file=1224_enr.pdf

A FIXED OR DETACHABLE MAGAZINE, BOX, DRUM, FEED STRIP, OR SIMILAR DEVICE CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING, OR THAT IS DESIGNED TO BE READILY CONVERTED TO ACCEPT, MORE THAN FIFTEEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION;

*emphasis mine*

Does your gun use a magazine with a removable base-plate for easy cleaning? Yes, they all do.

Now you must find out, was that removable base-plate added for cleaning, or to allow an extension kit? One is legal, the other isn’t… depending on how it was “designed”.

Can you read the minds of the designer of your magazine? To properly adjudicate the law you must know the intention of the designer when allowing the base plate to be removable… otherwise you can’t tell if a clip holding 15 rounds is legal; or is illegal and was “designed to be readily converted”.

Yeah… the law really is that stupid. AN apology isn’t nearly sufficient for putting this incomprehensible unusable idiocy onto the books as a law.

If he’d signed a law banning “magazines that will hold over 15 rounds, and extension kits for all magazines”… he’d have at least had a law that would have a chance of being enforceable.

But then the grandfather clause would still require someone to know when the clip was sold, and that’s not possible either.. but he’d have avoided most of the law being unusable (or usable in a corrupt and unequal manner; which is what he got).

gekkobear on June 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Tancredo would be the best thing to happen to Co in a long time. He’d send the national guard to the Co border and urge any citizen to keep every illegal out of Colorado.

We need a good Libertarian with balls to undo the stinking crap sandwich that was foisted on this state over the last 25 years and I do mean Owens too!

katy on June 16, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Don’t apologize; repeal.

We don’t want to hear you apologize for your vote to take away our rights be it on Healthcare, on Gun Rights or on freedom of Religion. Repeal it. Otherwise, your apologies mean nothing.

Theophile on June 16, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Since this is Colorado, as opposed to

Sunday morning talking heads

, was it Sunday morning “toking” heads?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 16, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Tancredo is right about the illegals but he is too over the top for retail politics, especially in a state like what CO has become. The CO GOP would be far better off if Tancredo found another retirement hobby. After Tanc lost so much money in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, maybe this is how he keeps things going for himself.

Toocon on June 16, 2014 at 2:43 AM

Because even democrats understand what happened to Cantor batter than the GOPestablishment.
cozmo on June 15, 2014 at 7:09 PM

No. The GOP doesn’t care what happened. In their minds, it’s the Mayo theory. You have nowhere else to go

Brock Robamney on June 16, 2014 at 5:41 AM

He’s been faced with a number of other decisions which have drawn some of the attention away and mended a few fences, including some controversial drilling legislation and his veto of a water management bill which environmentalists had been pushing for.

So he has ticked off the Left.

With the gun bill he has ticked off the Right.

The center will not hold.

That is why the olive branch now and no real word on wanting the gun laws repealed.

And I’m betting that the people on the Right know a Pig in a Poke when they see one and will just let the Governor’s bag fall to the floor as he never deals fairly with anyone.

ajacksonian on June 16, 2014 at 6:34 AM

After reading that explanation Hickie gave to the sheriffs detailed by Sheriff Cooke, it is apparent that the left will give out any ridiculous piece of cr#p excuse and expect everyone to say well, that’s ok then. Just like the IRS claiming that Lerner’s computer ate her emails, Hickie’s claim that the aide said he was going to sign the gun control bill even tho he didn’t understand it, sounds like he didn’t read it instead. CO is a beautiful state and deserves a lot better from it’s elected officials.

Kissmygrits on June 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Hickenlooper also said his administration didn’t do a good job anticipating pushback on gun control.

Thats because CO doesn’t have high speed internet or TV. Completely unanticipated.

BobMbx on June 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Lickenpooper buys his salsa from New York City

PJ Emeritus on June 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Apologies are cheap after the damage has been done.

earlgrey on June 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM

The GOP – with Tom Tancredo as their candidate

Tancredo is NOT the GOP candidate – yet. we haven’t had our primary yet.

BUT – I’m leaning heavily toward Tancredo this time.
Last governor election against Chickenpooper, Tancredo got 36% of the vote running as a Constitution party candidate with an unknown as the GOP candidate – splitting the conservative vote.
I believe he can do much better if he’s the GOP candidate.

BTW – Beauprez lost badly to Ritter back in 2006, and has been the head of the Colorado GOPe since then…..

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

So, correct me if I’m wrong here, but this apology doesn’t mean squat, right? He isn’t doing anything to repeal it?

So he apologized thinking this would make it all better? That all of the sudden everyone would forgive him for a gun control bill they didn’t want? Because he said, basically, “I should have warned you I was going to jam a stick in your eye. Sorry about that. But the bill is here to stay.”

Colorado, you know what to do with this loser.

goflyers on June 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

goflyers on June 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

That’s about right.
Hopefully we will get rid of him.

dentarthurdent on June 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Apology accepted, Captain Needa.

shawk on June 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Hmmm…it seems strange to me that our government has militarized our local police Depatment’s to the hilt and has armed every government agency including the Social Security Administration and the Department of Education. Now that they have all government workers armed to the hilt, they want all of our guns!

This is right in line with Hitler’s play book… Every government in history that took guns away from their citizens has followed it up with mass killings of innocent people.

Keep your guns… No matter what!

“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”
Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States

Perhaps it can be summed up succinctly in the words of arch-conservative activist Howard J. Ruff. “Since the enactment of Executive Order 11490, the only thing standing between us and dictatorship is the good character of the President, and the lack of a crisis severe enough that the public would stand still for it.”

wartface on June 16, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The last two GOP Wave Elections – 1994 & 2010 – resulted in the Party picking up state and local seats that had rarely gone to them since FDR. This year has the feel of a blowout, and everything Barry does seems to build on that feeling. He is not very well liked at this point.

Another Drew on June 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Law rescinded? Didn’t think so. Up yours, Friknloopy.

S. D. on June 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM