Hick Tells Gun Control Groups to Get Lost

It’s looking like Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has decided his new friends in the gun control movement are more of a liability than an ally:

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun-control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch control of the state Senate to the GOP. The groups poured money into an unsuccessful defense of two state lawmakers recalled over their gun votes earlier this year.

I don’t know what Hick is worried about. Didn’t Bloomberg and the Vice President promise to protect anyone who came under attack for their vote? What happened to that promise? I’m enjoying this a bit more than I should.

10 thoughts on “Hick Tells Gun Control Groups to Get Lost”

  1. Colorado recall success was the most important gun rights success since Mcdonald. Plus court cases don’t sway politicians. . Kicking the guy out does. Gun Banners started to think that gun control could be a winner and they need this salutory lesson that stick their heads out and they will get swattted.

  2. That’s an amazing turnaround from him. He was all gung ho before the recall elections, now he’s running scared. Guess getting paid to ignore your constituents didn’t work out so well.

    And I love it.

  3. Bloomberg hasn’t broken his promise. It just that his protection is more of a liability. Like hiring Isis as your bodyguards.

  4. The lesson gets lost when the punishment is too far away from the incident. These recalls were fast on the heels of the law enactment so they had they most effect of the minds of the enemy.
    By the way does NY have recall ability?

    MD does not so it will be long and not very successful to get these last laws eroded and repealed

        1. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge supporter of recall provisions. Not that I’m against using them if they are an option, but I wouldn’t strive to make them an option in Pennsylvania.

  5. In Michigan, Jim Blanchard saw no need for additional tax revenue during his campaign for governor. Almost immediately after he was elected, he discovered that the fiscal problems were worse than he thought, and he pushed a tax increase through the legislature. Within months, 2 legislators were unemployed (recalled). It didn’t take long for the tax increase to be rolled back, albeit over a period of time. And we’ve heard much less of tax increases since.

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