Colorado: National Gun Ban Advocates Seek to Make Colorado Their Top Priority for the 2013 Session

Monday, December 24, 2012
By Paul Martin
December 22, 2012

Governor John Hickenlooper, a former member of a national anti-gun group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) founded and funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was just recently joined by thirteen mayors in Colorado to coordinate with President Obama to help pass gun control measures here in Colorado and nationally.

Governor Hickenlooper has also gone on the offensive when it comes to gun control by making statements just this past week that the “time is right” to consider stripping away your gun rights this next session.

Earlier this year in an ABC interview, just after the terrible tragedy in Aurora, Governor Hickenlooper was skeptical that tougher gun laws would have prevented such a disaster. He stated, in part:

“This wasn’t a Colorado problem [referring to Colorado gun laws]… He [James Holmes] would have found explosives. He would have found something else. Some sort of poisonous gas. He would have done something to create this horror.”

Governor Hickenlooper’s statement on ABC was heartfelt and realistic in its approach, which was appreciated by not only those suffering families in Colorado but by families across this country. This is the same heartfelt and realistic approach that the NRA has always and continues to take in the days since the tragedy in Aurora and more recently in Newtown, Connecticut.

As we know all too well, there are those in Colorado and across the country who do not support the Second Amendment the way you and I do. They choose to take an impulsive approach to these situations that could end up harming more law-abiding citizens in the process.

Those anti-gun extremists are looking to Colorado as a “guinea pig” to push through ineffective and illogical gun control laws at the state level; those that have proven to be failures in other states, and solely affecting and punishing law-abiding citizens.

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