CompleteColorado.com has obtained a recording of Governor John Hickenlooper’s recent talk with most of the Sheriffs in Colorado, a meeting at which the Governor apologized for not engaging in more conversation with the Sheriffs as the gun control debates were roiling the Gold Dome in 2013.
According to 9News:
A Hickenlooper spokesman confirms that the Governor apologized to the sheriffs for not meeting with them prior to the passage of gun control bills they opposed. Hickenlooper also said his administration didn’t do a good job anticipating pushback on gun control. According to his spokesman, Hickenlooper pledged better communication in the future.
All of the audio obtained is embedded below. As of this publication, we are unsure what portion of the conversation the recording represents.
Update at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 15: The audio embedded below is of a slightly better quality than the clip originally installed with this post.
At 4:25, an unidentified Sheriff asks the Governor about his conversations with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the gun debates, but his failure to consult with the Sheriffs.
In June of last year, CompleteColorado.com reported that phone logs showed Governor Hickenlooper having two phone conversations with Bloomberg during the 2013 session. The longest of those calls came the day before the Governor would sign three of the new gun bills into law.
According to this post from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Facebook page, apparently the topic of gun control came up again.
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