During a December 15 appearance on Face the Nation, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) said the gun control laws that have cost at least two state senators their political careers did not make “a difference at all” in the Arapahoe High School shooting.
Hickenlooper’s exact words: “So things like universal background checks, I think they are going to make us safer, but in this specific case they’re not going to make a difference at all. And that’s the challenge.”
According to The Colorado Observer, this admission may come as somewhat of a shock to Coloradans who were told “new gun laws were passed to help stop mass shootings.”
The legislation which Hickenlooper signed into law in March ended private gun sales by instituting universal background checks. It also limited rifle magazine capacity to 15 rounds, shotgun magazine capacity to 8, and requires all gun buyers to pay a new fee to cover expanded background checks, among other things.
Yet the Arapahoe High School shooting was not stopped by gun control but by a good guy with a gun who was present to confront a bad guy holding a gun as well.
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