Hickenlooper Hops on Runaway Democrat Gun-Control Train

Opinion

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ha sjoined the gun control chorus of Democrat presidential hopefuls. (Screen snip, YouTube, ABC Good Morning America)

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, now famous for taking his mother to see a porno and one of two-dozen liberal Democrats trying to outrun one another to the left. All in the hopes they will win the nomination for president in 2020, has jumped on the gun control train with his proposal to treat the Second Amendment like a privilege, a fact underscored by a report in the Denver Post.

In what might be a journalistic gaffe, the newspaper noted in its coverage of Hickenlooper’s campaign stop in Newtown, Conn., “…the next president will win in part because of his or her support for a major overhaul to how the U.S. regulates firearms.”

Privileges are regulated. It’s pretty difficult to regulate a right, provided the federal courts do their job and apply strict scrutiny to any proposals that might erode a right enumerated in the Constitution.

What’s Hickenlooper’s proposal?

“Universal background checks are a must, the former two-term Colorado governor said,” according to the Denver Post. “Then, maybe, an assault weapons ban.”

The newspaper reported that the former Centennial State governor “would go community by community, House district by House district, with data to convince reluctant federal lawmakers to pass meaningful gun control legislation.”

If that data is from the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report, Hickenlooper could have a tough sales job, especially when it comes to banning so-called “assault weapons.” A look at any of the reports covering the past five years will show that rifles of any kind are used in a fraction of homicides in the United States.

In 2017, for example – the most recent year for which data is available – rifles were identified as the murder weapon in 403 of that year’s 10,982 gun-related slayings (out of 15,129 reported murders listed in the FBI report). Shotguns were used in even fewer killings, only 264, according to the data. That same year, 1,591 people were slain with knives or other “cutting instruments.” Another 692 were strangled, beaten or stomped to death, and 467 died from blunt force trauma (hammers, crowbars, rocks, golf clubs, baseball bats; pick a handy weapon).

Recently, researcher Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, wrote in the Washington Times that, “Every one of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates support more gun control.” So, Hickenlooper has lots of company in the Democratic Party’s apparent crusade to transform the right to keep and bear arms into something less GOD given rights like.

Lott discussed the plans put forth by Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California. Buried in his Op-Ed, Lott made what some might consider a rather lukewarm assessment of Democrat Party intentions when he wrote:

“Mr. Booker says that he wants to close the so-called “Charleston Loophole,” but this betrays a lack of understanding of existing gun law. Charleston Church killer Dylann Roof was only charged with misdemeanor drug possession. Even if he’d been convicted, the federal background check system would not have red-flagged his gun purchase. So, there’s no loophole to be closed, unless Democrats are in favor of stripping people of their constitutional rights for misdemeanor drug possession.”

That’s almost a given. Based on recent history, there is strong suspicion that this is exactly what Democrats might do were they given the opportunity; strip as many people as possible of their RKBA on even the flimsiest of excuses. The more people disqualified to own firearms, the better, it would seem.

As the Denver Post noted, “Now, in 2019, candidates including Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg are making gun control major platform planks. Even Democratic candidates who have historically been softer on guns — U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kristen Gillibrand — are clamoring to take on the gun lobby.”

Perhaps they’ve all been energized by recent reports of National Rifle Association troubles, both internal and external. It’s much easier to kick someone when they are down, although as has been demonstrated many times in the past, the NRA has a habit if fighting best from within circled wagons, and anyone who thinks the association is a political pushover does so at their own peril.



But what about Hickenlooper? Most mass shooters in recent history either passed background checks—sometimes more than once—or avoided them by stealing the guns they used, as did Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza.

It was probably no coincidence that Hickenlooper put forth his anti-gun-rights agenda at “a library two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School,” as noted by the Denver Post story. Lanza’s mother bought the guns legally under strict Connecticut law, but he murdered her and took her firearms to the school.

But presidential candidates don’t like to dwell on such inconvenient details. It spoils the sound bites.


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Witold Pilecki
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Witold Pilecki

With this crop of professed socialist/communist traitor demoncraps running for president, everyone should be prepared to participate in The Armed Civil Disobedience of non-compliance.
Their gun grab schemes only work if we don’t act to defy them.

Mark Fox
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Mark Fox

“Chickenchocker” made a piss-poor guvna for Colorado and now he wants to make an even worse President.
And he gave us Michael Bennett as a senator. Two POS libpukes from Colorado.
We American Patriots need to STAND UNITED. President Trump needs another term to finish the job and keep America GREAT.
2A, All The Way, Everyday!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Aren’t we at or over 20 already who say, ahead of time, they will commit treason if elected? There is a price for treason but first a public tarring and feathering would be in order. At least we know who and where they are, what they are about and wither they understand right from wrong.

Arm up, carry on.

Free Helicopter Rides For Commies
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Free Helicopter Rides For Commies

If commiecrats hate guns so much, there’s a real simple answer: GTFO of the USA!!!

Let’s help them leave!

If they won’t leave, give them a helicopter ride and a free flying lesson.

freewill
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freewill

nobody ever talks about aggravated assaults because its not in the best interest of the anti-gun establishment, peoples rights have been taken away and criminals are in charge..the FBI defines aggravated assault as…an unlawful attack inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm…now with that said, there were 810,825 aggravated assaults in 2017, Illinois had 1,061 murders, 653 in Chicago alone and 15,435 aggravated assaults..NY had 548 murders, NYC had 252 and 29,971 aggravated assaults..The left takes… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

President Hickenlooper, yea right. We are already the laughing stock of the world by all the democrat numb nuts we have running for this office. Just one more to laugh at.

James Russell Bailey
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James Russell Bailey

@Tomcat, I would be careful about laughing at anyone running for national office. Two prominent names come to mind in this instance, is they were both thought to be abject idiots, incompetent, and utterly incapable of running a fecal matter collecting business. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. During the. Where Hitler was attempting to gain power for the Nazi party, the very strictly class related German Society viewed him as a nonentity: a former Corporal during World War 1 and an orders carrier, his only other claim to fame was a failed putsch for which he was sent to prison… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tcat, Its ok to laugh at Hickylooper. I’m laughing at him right now. I’m working on my political jokes just in case Hickenhobben makes something of himself. Comedy is the most powerful political tool. Isn’t looper Dutch for some kind of moth?
Obst kuken loopen? No to many vowels. Wickenblooper? No the witches union would be upset.

willy d
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willy d

Moderated again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

willy d
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willy d

If the Dem-Rats keep going they will have a deck of cards( FULL OF JOKERS) because none of them have any ideas as to improving our country, all they want is total control all of your money through taxes, and all the freebies for the useless that don’t want to work, a real comedy of errors, a disaster in run-away express mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PMinFl
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PMinFl

I always thought that even the idea of running for the presidential nomination required an awful lot of determination, guts and love for your country. Twenty two democrats are showing that it only requires a love for someone else’s money.

Bill Gkar
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Bill Gkar

Taking a “50,000 foot view,” it’s easy to understand what democrats are doing if you ever paid any attention to history. Historically, every tyrannical socialist regime (think NAZI Germany, Soviet Union, Communist China, the list goes on) starts by disarming the population so they won’t have the means to resist, or overturn that regime. So-called “progressives” know socialism ultimately must be forced on a population, at the point of a gun, if need be, because it’s a failed system that’s designed to permit a very few”elite” to control massive populations…something people will naturally resist. The answer: take away their ability… Read more »

Roy D.
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Roy D.

When it is rendered down to its essence it is what Bill Gkar said.

Mark Fox
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Mark Fox

Remember that “gun control” has very little, if anything to do with guns, and everything to do with control!
That is why they hate us and our guns. They know that can’t control an ARMED CITIZENRY.
“A man with a gun is a citizen. A man without a gun is a subject.” And I will not be a subject to a POS libpuke.

DMH
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DMH

Oh, he didn’t just jump on the train. Here in Colorado he was the engineer *and* conductor on that train!

Jack
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Jack

I am from Colorado and DMH is 100 percent correct–no hopping on the train, he drives the train–just like any other anti-freedom anti-Constitution top level Democrat.

Rocky Mountain
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Rocky Mountain

His predecessor fag boy Polis has passed law to shut down 100% of energy in Colorado aka AOC green new deal. No more burning gas, heating homes, hot showers, electricity, retail shopping, resturants, grocery stores etc. 100% turned off. Says it is what’s best for Colorado, no energy. None.

ras
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ras

This is all these Democrats (Communists) have to run on. You can’t name one thing that they propose that would make life better for all Americans and at the same time protect the freedoms that our Founders and the men and women who fought to preserve bled and died for.
Him and his Party are now the most dangerous threat to our Republic that we have ever seen. They can be compared to domestic terrorists. It’s not the Party of JFK anymore. It’s been taken over by radicals who are hell bent on destroying the very fabric of our nation.

Eugene Ross
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Eugene Ross

this idiot needs to be committed, and if that don”t work tried for treason

Rock
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Rock

Probably a tad more on the lines of ELIMINATED…

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@ER, Committed or tried for treason. Hmmm which of those two would be cheapest? Oh yeah … running him over with a pickup truck!

James in Texas
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James in Texas

Another “Clown” so-called Democrat talking about what he believes that that 2nd Amendment doesn’t mean what it says! So let’s just make it clear for all of the Useful Idiots what it says and means……………….”Come and Get It’! There are many thing worth being fought for, and this one is right at the top!

m.
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m.

whose a** did the “gov” crawl out of?

n r ringlee
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n r ringlee

Better titled “Hickenlooper Remains on neo-Marxist Effort to Destroy Individual Liberty in America.” This is simply one more step in the progressive long march to dismantle the natural law basis of American government and culture. Progressives have long believed that Americans are simply too stupid, too corrupt to have enumerated liberties. They believe the only appropriate enumerations should consist of four basic entitlements and silence from those who are governed by the so-called “elites.”

Pete
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Pete

What a d**k!

m.
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m.

FU gov. dip-s**t

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Of course former Colorado Gov. John Hickenpooper is yet another of the Anti American/Constitution Marxists looking to be elected to destroy the Republic,next would be petty tyrant.

RLD
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RLD

We need to give these morons a constitutional comprehension test and if they fail on the second amendment part they need to be banned from holding any public office and labeled as a communist ! A retraining course required for all who fail the test with cement shoes and a boat ride to a deep sea retraining course in consttutional water treading.

Rocky Mountain
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Rocky Mountain

Oh and by the way Hickenlooper is on record in Colorado on the Caldera Show saying he favors gun confiscation and that protection of citizens can be administered by the state.
Like I said, he is scummy but then Caldera openly admits he wants to lay Angolina Jolie and I hope for him that if she lets him she will also take her tits out of the box and let him play with those also although I have heard they’re all dried up like potatoe chips.

Rocky Mountain
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Rocky Mountain

We need him out of Colorado so we’re sending him to DC. We know he is scummy, hope you don’t mind and please keep him there when he doesn’t win okay. Oh and by the way we’re going to send scummy fag boy Polis to DC too so make room because we don’t want them here.

Sierra556
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Sierra556

Flappypooper…

Hermie
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Hermie

We call him “Dickenlicker” here on western slope. He’s a closet fag.

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

Another unfunny clown in the circus. Yawn.