Bloomberg had this unkind thing to say about Colorado…

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Billionaire business magnate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his foot in his mouth during an interview with Rolling Stone, implying that the districts in Colorado that recalled two state lawmakers and forced another one to resign for supporting tougher gun laws last summer were roadless and overly rural.

“The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg, the main benefactor of Everytown for Gun Safety. “It’s as far rural as you can get.”

“And, yes, they lost recall elections,” he added. “I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”

Colorado Sens. Angela Giron (Pueblo) and John Morse (Colorado Springs) were recalled and Evie Hudak (D Arvada and Westminster) resigned in the face of a recall effort despite Bloomberg’s political contributions to the the tune of $350,000.

All three lawmakers supported the state’s controversial universal background check measure and its ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. The laws were passed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  • kane June 26, 2017, 9:33 am

    Bloomberg seems to have no concern for dangers of psychotropic pharmaceutical drugs (SSRI). If “saving a lot of lives” was his first and foremost concern then Bloomberg should make his position clear on whether he considers psychotropic drugs to be a factor in various cases violent behavior.

  • BluNos February 8, 2017, 11:53 am

    The magazine capacity laws were passed after the Aurora Theater shooting.

  • Adam Vuksta February 7, 2017, 1:24 pm

    El Paso County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2014 Census, the population was 663,519. Wikipedia COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    Pueblo County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,063. Wikipedia PUEBLO, CO

    Jefferson County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 534,543, making it the fourth-most populous county in Colorado. Wikipedia ARVADA, CO

    Adams County is the fifth-most populous of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 441,603. . Wikipedia ARVADA, CO

    And not one paved road!

  • Bob S December 30, 2016, 10:50 am

    Magpul moved production to Wyoming. No impact of Colorado legislation on lost lives but big income gain for Magpul & Wyoming.

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