Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper doesn’t believe his new gun control laws will put his re-election hopes in jeopardy.
This video was posted before Colorado companies Magpul and HiViz announced they would leave the state due to the new gun laws.
Nine News reported:
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In an exclusive interview with 9NEWS Monday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said that he is not concerned over claims that his support of several gun control bills will put his re-election hopes in jeopardy.
“No I don’t think so. I really don’t think so,” Hickenlooper said. “I have talked to many, literally like over a hundred people. Almost everyone says, ‘yeah, as long as there’s no centralized database. As long as you’re not taking weapons away from us, but you’re just making sure that when we sell a weapon it doesn’t go to someone with a violent criminal history or severe mental illness, yeah that makes sense.'”
A constant drone of honking car horns could be heard from inside the governor’s office, part of a demonstration against the gun control measures. A hired airplane flew over the Capital for hours towing a banner that read, “HICK: DO NOT TAKE OUR GUNS.”