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    Thumbs up Hickenlooper

    This may be the only Democrat I ever support, and possibly vote for. I think we all need to send a letter of thanks to this man in regards to this story.

    http://kdvr.com/2012/07/22/hickenloo...ater-shooting/

    DENVER – Pressed by interviewers to comment on Colorado’s gun laws during three appearances Sunday morning on national news shows, Gov. John Hickenlooper just wouldn’t go there, expressing doubt that tougher gun control laws would have prevented suspected shooter James Holmes from mowing down 70 unsuspecting moviegoers just after midnight Friday.

    “This person, if there were no assault weapons available, if there were no this or no that, this guy’s going to find something, right? He’s going to know how to create a bomb,” Hickenlooper said when pressed by CNN’s Candy Crowley on her show, “State of the Union”.

    “Who knows where his mind would have gone? Clearly a very intelligent individual, however twisted.”

    Hickenlooper noted that Holmes isn’t cooperating with police and described the 24-year-old neuroscience student as “diabolical” and a “twisted, really delusional individual.”

    On ABC’s “This Week”, Hickenlooper similarly refocused questions about gun laws on the disturbed individuals who put them to deadly use.

    “I’m sure [a conversation about gun control] is going to happen but this wasn’t a Colorado,” Hickenlooper said. “This is a human problem and how we can have such a warped individual and no one around be aware.”

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden, took a different view.

    On Sunday’s episode of CBS’s “Face the Nation”, Perlmutter said that Congress should reinstate a ban on assault weapons in the U.S. that included the AR-15 semiautomatic that Holmes used inside the theater.

    That assault weapons ban expired in 2004; and while President Obama talked about renewing it on the campaign trail in 2008, he hasn’t followed through.

    Pointing out that the suspect had enough ammunition “for a small army,” Perlmutter said “there’s something wrong with that.”

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been the most outspoken public official calling for stricter gun control laws since the Aurora shooting, as has Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a member of the “Coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns”, but hasn’t touched on the subject of gun laws since the Aurora theater shooting and declined FOX31′s request to interview him on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserteagle8338 View Post
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been the most outspoken public official calling for stricter gun control laws since the Aurora shooting, as has Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
    Howdy Deserteagle!
    Notice that New York City and Los Angeles both have much tighter gun control than anywhere in Colorado.
    Notice also that they have far more gun violence in both places than we have in our entire state.
    Guess they were not satisfied with the casualty count here in Colorado. They need it higher to deflect attention away from the violence in their own cities!!!

    Blessings,
    M-Taliesin
    Last edited by M-Taliesin; 07-23-2012 at 11:30 PM.

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    Doubt I'll vote for him despite the statements made.

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