Governor apologizes to sheriffs about gun law process
ASPEN — Gov. John Hickenlooper is sorry about the process leading to the adoption of two gun control laws last year.
That’s what he told members of the group Colorado Sheriffs of Colorado today as it wrapped up its convention this week.
Hickenlooper acknowledged that the universal background check requirement for gun sales and transfers and the ban on firearms magazines of more than 15 rounds were passed by the legislature and signed by him before they had all the facts they needed on the issues, and that sheriffs were shut out of the process.
“I’m happy to say I apologize. I don’t think we did a good job on any of that stuff,” Hickenlooper said, although he didn’t indicate a desire to revisit either bill.
Read the full story in the Saturday edition of the Daily Sentinel.