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“This bill proposes that the answer to gun violence in the schools is to put more guns into the schools. I’m not surprised, because that’s the gun lobby’s answer."
The uproar wasn't really about these particular gun-control laws. Any gun-control laws would have caused an uproar.
The furor over the state senator's 100-round ammo magazine remarks may be diminishing but, as his record on gun rights draws more scrutiny, it may well flare up all over again.
That's the Hickenlooper who drives Republican pols crazy and a few Democratic pols, too. The Hickenlooper who stakes out middle ground and insists everyone join him there.
Sound familiar, Colorado? Here was our version: Magpul threatened to leave. Death threats poured into the capitol. Legislators who supported gun-control bills were recalled from their offices.
Last year's rollicking session was about setting the terms for the election-year debate. Last summer's jarring recall elections assured this year's session will be about replaying those same debates, over and over and over again.
Today brings more evidence that it is nearly impossible to tally how much money was spent and by whom and where it all went.
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