Embattled Gov. John Hickenlooper apologizes to sheriffs about gun control law implementation.

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

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


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.

9News goes on to mention that the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page made an additional claim that Hickenlooper’s spokesman declined to confirm; 9News neglected to actually mention it, though. Fair enough, since it’s single sourced and news organizations don’t like to risk get burned – but I’m happily partisan, so let me quote the Sheriff’s office:

¬†Governor Hickenlooper said he didn’t realize it was going to cause such controversy and had he known he would not have endorsed the new gun laws without more research.

…That internal polling must be downright awful.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

9 thoughts on “Embattled Gov. John Hickenlooper apologizes to sheriffs about gun control law implementation.”

  1. Humans are no more than medium sized game animals with delusions of grandeur, we tend to forget our place in the natural order and why we created the weapons to defend ourselves in the first place (i.e., no teeth, no claws, and no furred hide).

    1. There are any number of species that thought that homo sapiens sapiens had delusions of grandeur. You can see a nice selection of them in any good museum of natural history.

      1. That’s small comfort when your looking a predator in the eyes that preys on medium sized game animals with nothing but a stick in your hand. Been there done that on more than one occasion. I walked away but all in all I’d rather have a gun than a stick.

  2. Unless said apology is followed up with the immediate revocation of said laws, why bother apologizing?

  3. I’m curious what his polling says too. The last few public polls have him pretty safe. I do however, really wish Tancredo would let go of his ego. He’s lost multiple elections at this point. He’s burnt toast in a general.

    1. I don’t care if he lets go of his ego .. as long as he quits trying to run for things.

      1. Letting go of his ego is only way he’ll stop running. The man has Pat Buchanan level delusions of grandeur.

        1. No, death or a stroke or a huge embarrassment would not require givin up the ego but would put Tancredo out of the race.
          Not that I wish him any more ill than I wish his ecological niche-mate Jim Oberweis.

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