The Denver Channel
December 20, 2013
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’s open to a conversation about whether the 2014 legislature needs to make any “tweaks” to a controversial package of gun control laws passed by Democrats and signed by Hickenlooper last year.
Yet, during a wide-ranging news briefing Tuesday afternoon on the governor’s expectations for the legislative session that kicks off Jan. 8, Hickenlooper said he doesn’t anticipate lawmakers introducing new gun bills or repealing any laws passed in 2013. Gun rights advocates have filed a lawsuit against some of those new laws, including a restriction on the size of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun purchases.
In a backlash against the legislation, gun activists have won recall elections against two state Democratic lawmakers and another Democrat resigned to avoid a recall.