Colorado Governor tells Michael Bloomberg to Stay Out of New Recall Effort

October 14 2013
by GSL Staff
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No, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, isn’t all of a sudden pro-gun.

On the contrary, the mayor wants to make sure that Democrats keep their anti-gun majority in the state senate. That’s why he is telling New York City Mayor and founder of Mayors Against Illegal (aka All) Guns to stay out of the newest recall election effort taking place in Colorado.

In September, pro-gun supporters were able to successfully recall two anti-gun Colorado state senators who supported strict gun control efforts earlier in the year. This came as a big surprise to many outside observers, as anti-gun groups, such as Bloomberg’s, pumped millions of dollars into the campaigns to prevent the recalls.

Hickenlooper thinks this might be part of the reason the senators were recalled. According to USA Today,

“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

“But (it is) probably not a bad idea” for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.

According to the Denver Post, recall activists are beginning to gather signatures to recall state senator Evie Hudak, who would be the third anti-gun senator recalled if the effort if successful.

Hudak was a staunch supporter of the strict gun control laws passed earlier this year in Colorado.

Hudak also famously told a young, female gun activist, who wanted to carry a gun for protection against sexual assault that a gun would do her no good in protecting her from a rape and she was more likely to have the gun used against her in a sexual assault (see video below).

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