Hickenlooper Tells MAIG To Stay Out Of Colorado’s Next Recall Effort


As Colorado freedom lovers set their sights on ousting another of the State’s gun-grabbing legislators, the State’s anti-gun governor is telling outside anti-gun groups like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to stay away.

In September, State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron were ousted in recall votes even though MAIG and Bloomberg poured $350,000 into their races. A new recall campaign is targeting another gun-grabbing State Senator, Evie Hudak of Denver. Petition organizers have until Dec. 3 to collect 18,900 signatures to get a recall vote on the ballot.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper puts the odds at 50-50 that enough signatures will be collected. But he admits he never thought the first recall petitions would gain enough signatures to call a recall vote. If Hudak is removed and replaced by a pro-gun candidate, the anti-gun Democrats will be outnumbered 18-17 in the Senate.

Money is the mother’s milk of politics, so keeping MAIG and like-minded anti-gun organizations with deep pockets out the race would seem counterproductive at first glance. But Hickenlooper notes that money and efforts by out-of-State gun-grabbing organizations was an issue in the last campaign. There was no backlash against the National Rifle Association’s involvement, however.

Coloradans “like to be themselves and solve their own problems. They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe NRA gets a pass on that,” Hickenlooper told USA Today.

Or maybe Coloradans recognize which groups are interested in securing their rights and which are more interested in taking rights away.

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  • independent thinker

    Or maybe the reason the NRA gets a free pass from the citizens of Colorado is the fact that while the NRA is a national organization it has a state chapter in (almost) every state and many state wide and local affiliated organizations.

    • Don 2

      The NRA doesn’t need a pass. Unlike Hickenlooper, they’re on the side of the people and freedom.

      • independent thinker

        Me thinks you miss the point. Hickenlooper used the term first. My post was in response to that. I agree the NRA is the ones on the side of the people and in that sense do not need a pass.

        ” They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe NRA gets a pass on that,” Hickenlooper told USA Today.”

        • JimH

          I agree.

          Many people living in Colorado are members of the NRA. Of course the NRA will support their members.
          Hoe many Colorado mayors are a member of MAIG?

        • Don 2

          We’re on the same page, and the same side. I’m just saying…..protectors of the 2nd. Amendment do not need to make excuses for doing so.

          Bloomberg’s MAIG (Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns) is a misnomer. Bloomberg uses the name because it sounds noble. The real intent of MAIG is to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Some mayors have left the organization after realizing what the real goals of the organization are. Any mayor who continues to support MAIG should be voted out of office.

  • pnwdave

    Is Hickenlooper pro or anti 2nd amendment? If he is anti, perhaps he is worried about a recal as well.

    • Don 2

      Hickenlooper’s another Communist. He signed the anti-gun (anti-freedom) legislation into law and needs to be fired too!

    • JerryJay

      Hickenlooper is pro Hickenlooper…..thats all.

  • Michael

    This is pure politics game Bloomberg can’t stop himself he will feed money in under the table. I hope the people of Colorado don’t believe this. All this is I want to make people feel all good and fuzzy. Most make jokes about politicians and this is one of the times its not a joke