Halting Hickenlooper Crucial for Colorado and Country

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Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Colorado, like Virginia, was once a stronghold for those who cherished Second Amendment rights. But over the last 12 years, the Second Amendment has been repeatedly infringed. Now, a supporter of our Second Amendment rights is at risk of losing.

Cory Gardner has been a solid, if quiet, supporter of our rights during his term in the Senate. He also served two terms in the House. More importantly, he has voted to confirm pro-Second Amendment federal judges at all levels of the federal court system. In addition, his first vote every Congress is for Senate Majority Leader, which determines who controls the agenda in that body.

In 2014, he beat Mark Udall by just under 50,000 votes. Udall had been no friend of Second Amendment supporters. Udall backed all sorts of anti-Second Amendment initiatives and also was confirming judges who would have upheld laws that infringed on our rights. Now, he faces another tough race, this time against former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper.

Hickenlooper is no friend of law-abiding gun owners. During his relatively brief and unsuccessful primary campaign for President, he pushed a federal gun-licensing scheme. This was on top of signing a heap of laws that punished law-abiding gun owners for a pair of mass shootings they did not commit in 2012.

On his campaign site, Hickenlooper seems to have backed off calls for licensing. But he is willing to back the entirety of Bloomberg’s agenda. We should note, though, that it only takes one look at California, New York, or New Jersey to see that more and more unjust infringements will be pushed – usually after the past restrictions fail as they did for decades in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Put Hickenlooper in the Senate, and his first vote would be to put an avowed enemy of our rights, one Charles Schumer, in charge of that body. He would also vote against federal judges who would honestly interpret the Second Amendment. In addition, with the flurry of licensing bills, ranging from the one pushed by Illinois Representative Bobby Rush, or Cory Booker’s scheme, to the multiple schemes to bribe states to enact licensing regimes. He would have plenty of chances to move on his presidential campaign’s agenda.

Second Amendment supporters will need to work hard to keep Cory Gardner in the United States Senate. This is one of those seats that could well determine the future of pro-Second Amendment nominees to the federal courts, as well as the legislation that is passed. You can check out Gardner’s campaign site here, and be sure to donate to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund  to help support Gardner and other pro-Second Amendment candidates at the federal, state, and local level.


About Harold HutchisonHarold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag
15 days ago

And the answer is! Full reciprocity and constitutional carry in all of America enforced by the federal government on these commie states like colorado, washington, commiefornia, new jersey, mafia ran new york, new jesery etc.

Lets push it after Trump becomes president and we take over the house and keep the senate with majorities in both.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
15 days ago

I saw Hick on a talk show and he said Coloradans don’t need guns that they can call the police to have the police come and administer their protection. The guy is a pathetic scumbag, die hard communist just like the ones running Colorado right now.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
15 days ago

You are probably more right than you may know. I haven’t researched him but I have other governors and leaders in other states and find they go to kommifornia and get their ideals and education and then move to other states and immediately go into politics and start implanting their commifornia ways.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
15 days ago

Although Wiki is written and edited by the left and I’m watching bio’s there edited daily to provide cover for the cabal it says he is from Penn.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
15 days ago

this is all “death by a thousand cuts.” Cancer continuously eats away at the body until death…..unless decisive, aggressive, curative measures are taken. The longer the delay in taking action, the more aggressive and invasive the treatment to be successful……until no treatment can be successful. We’ve let the Socialist cancer eat away at America. Russian Premiere Nikita Khrushchev warned Americans would be fed Socialism in small bites until one day they would wake up having Socialism not knowing from where it came. The necessary cure is going to be astounding. Regardless of a Trump win, only maybe a four year… Read more »

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
15 days ago

Wasn’t lickenpooper the subject of a recall election…???
What makes him think he can be a senator…???

Oldvet
Oldvet
15 days ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

@WI …A pocket full of soreas’es money !

KDad
KDad
15 days ago

Hickenlooper is a very corrupt politician. During his tenure as Governor, he accepted travel and gifts from corporations and supporters.When the State Ethics Commission investigated, Hickenlooper would not cooperate and was finally charged with Contempt. When it was all over, he was found guilty of Ethics Violations while in office. It should also be noted that he commuted the death sentence for Nathan Dunlop, the scumbag who shot and killed 4 teens at a Denver-area Chuckie Cheese pizza parlor several years ago.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
15 days ago
Reply to  KDad

This guy is an ass. I am so tired of officials letting the criminal element off the hook because somehow they seem to think they deserve freedom.

Chuck
Chuck
15 days ago

Unfortunately, Colorado is effectively at the mercy of Denverites and their hold over its satellite cities. Southern, Western, and Eastern Coloradoans have almost no hope of denying Lickshispooper the Senate seat. Denver and the surrounding environs are nothing more than branch offices of the People’s Republic of Commiefornia.

Cruiser
Cruiser
15 days ago

He should have stayed in  Pennsylvania.