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letsgosteelers
08-29-2013, 10:22 AM
From: John Hickenlooper [mailto:democraticparty@democrats.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:28 AM
To: xxxxxxx
Subject: Help me send a message

xxxxx --

After the senseless tragedy in Aurora last year, it was our moral obligation to take measures that would reduce the chances of events like this from happening again.

That's why we studied the facts, and talked to a wide range of people -- including leadership of the National Rifle Association -- about how to prevent gun violence in a meaningful way while respecting the Second Amendment. We then passed legislation to improve mental health services, restrict the future sales of high capacity magazines, and require universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals.

Expanding universal background checks was the right thing to do. The laws we passed were supported by an overwhelming majority of Coloradans. But we were only able to pass the law because our legislators had the courage to stand up to protect their communities. They put public safety ahead of political safety.

Sadly, two of these legislators have been targeted for recall elections in order to send a message that support for reasonable gun violence laws will be attacked and will carry a political price.

Chip in $3 or more, and help make sure that Democrats who are taking principled stands to reduce gun violence don't pay a political price for doing the right thing.

We know that background checks work. Last year alone, our background check law kept guns out of the hands of thousands of people with arrest or conviction records for sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, and homicide.

These recalls are designed to stop debate and thoughtful consideration of laws like those we passed in Colorado. That's bad for democracy and our representative form of government no matter which political party you choose to join or support.

Please help send a message that what we accomplished in Colorado matters to you and your community, and that legislators from both political parties ought to vote their conscience and their principles -- particularly on an issue as important as preventing gun violence:

https://my.democrats.org/Colorado-Recall

Thanks,

John

John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado



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.30-06
08-30-2013, 6:29 PM
This means they're scared. Good, they should be.

2nd Mass
08-31-2013, 2:27 AM
Looks like they need to recall the governor too.

Hdawg
08-31-2013, 7:19 PM
From: John Hickenlooper
We know that background checks work. Last year alone, our background check law kept guns out of the hands of thousands of people with arrest or conviction records for sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, and homicide.



And how many of those prohibited people were prosecuted, Mr. Governor? Because if it wasn't at least 90% of them then either they were wrongful denials or you are not doing your job. How about you start worrying about the predators in society instead of inanimate objects? Oh, wait. It's because it isn't about safety, it's about control.

cr250chevy
08-31-2013, 7:56 PM
And how many of those prohibited people were prosecuted, Mr. Governor? Because if it wasn't at least 90% of them then either they were wrongful denials or you are not doing your job. How about you start worrying about the predators in society instead of inanimate objects? Oh, wait. It's because it isn't about safety, it's about control.

+1
@ the governor;
This is against democracy!? This action IS democracy. And Democracy at its up most FINEST. Is America ever going to wake up and realize that this party is not about democracy at all. It wants to be all powerful and turn america into a dictatorship. This letter showcases this more than anything. An elected official is upset about citizens excerising their RIGHT to have a re election!
And you did NOT "study" anything. The Harvard study is one of the most comprehensive studies yet and goes against your claims...
.....Man what are we in for?

Dreaded Claymore
09-03-2013, 7:04 PM
Please go to Basic Freedom Defense Fund (https://www.basicfreedomdefensefund.org/?q=node/33), the group organized to pay for the recall, and kick them five dollars or so. They need our help, and anyway, when we help them we help ourselves as well. I just did it, and I bet a lot of you can too.