Senator John Hickenlooper was previously on the fence regarding the issue of gun control, however, he now publically supports the enforcement of stricter gun control through background checks.
“This guy was diabolical, He would have found explosives, he would have found something else, some sort of poisonous gas, he would have found something else to create this horror.” – John Hickenlooper, CNN, 22 July 2012
“The depictions of these assault weapons again and again. The may as well be some direct connection between people that have a mental instability, when they go over the edge they transpose themselves to become one of those video games.” – John Hickenlooper, CNN, 16 December 2012
“How many lives do you save? And how real is the inconvenience to people that want to have a larger capacity magazine and feel it’s essential for defending their house?” – John Hickenlooper, CNN- State of the union with Candy Crowley, 24 March 2013
“I think we’ve focused — you know, after the shootings last summer in the movie theatre, we really focused on mental health first then universal background checks. I mean, Colorado is a state that we got some of the best elk hunting, deer hunting, I mean, it’s a state where we have a long tradition of a relationship with guns and hunting and that traditional approach from father to child.” – John Hickenlooper, CNN- State of the union with Candy Crowley, 24 March 2013.
“The NRA has drawn a line and there’s no compromise anywhere so at a certain point you’re going to have to go up against them and just push and say we want responsible, reasonable gun control.” – John Hickenlooper, MSNBC, 22 February 2018
“Gun violence is the real national emergency plaguing our nation. It’s time we finally did something about it.” – John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper), Twitter, 16 February 2019.