Last year Colorado tried to enact a few gun laws and sent the state into a downward spiral. Clearly not indicative of constituent desire, the voters got together to oust the Senators responsible for the heinous, and arguably unconstitutional, law.
As a result of not listening to how the majority of the state felt with regards to firearms, Sheriffs across the state not only vowed not to enforce the law, but even went so far as to strike up a lawsuit as well. Now, over a year later, Governor Hickenlooper has since come forward to apologize for not listening to constituents or allowing for the Sheriffs in the state to put their two cents in.
According to KUSA 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.
Now, we all know that politicians have the need to appear as flawless as possible and although he did apologize for not listening to the Sheriffs, it seems that he made it a point not to apologize for the law in and of itself. Despite the governor still flaking off a bit of accountability, the fact that he acknowledged his err in judgment is surly a step in the right direction.
What do you guys think – is it time those elected start listening to “we the people”? Let us know in the comments below.