New Gun Laws Had No Impact on Arapahoe HS Shooting but, an armed responder on campus did.

“So things like universal background checks, I think they are going to make us safer, but in this specific case aren’t going to make a difference at all,” said Hickenlooper. via The Colorado Observer.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and others of his ilk have had to publicly admit something freedom advocates have said all along…Gun control doesn’t work to prevent tragedies like the Arapahoe High School shooting. In fact, economists Steve Levitt (co-author of Freakonomics) and John Lott (author of More Guns, Less Crime), have both consistently noted none of the gun control measures pushed by the left will do anything to stop crime or prevent mass shootings. Even the President has had to admit this, albeit with his usual spin saying, “As a nation, we can’t stop every act of violence…” but, still decreeing, “…, we must make a change.” As it happens, changes have been made that actually do help and none of them have anything to do with gun control.

Though left-leaning outlets like CNN have consistently failed to report it, the official press releases from the school district and responding agencies all indicate that this tragedy ended abruptly when the bad guy was confronted by an armed resource officer assigned to the Arapahoe High School campus. When Wayne La Pierre and the NRA suggested this very thing following the Sandy Hook massacre, the left predictably went into overdrive saying it was absolutely crazy and spinning the suggestion into arming teachers which they said was even more insane.

Well, it would seem that neither idea, that of an armed-responder on campus nor the armed-teacher, is quite as crazy as the left would have you believe.  Because there was an armed staff member on campus, the entire Arapahoe High School shooting was over in 80 seconds. When met with an armed response, the shooter turned the gun on himself. News reports all indicate the police responded “within minutes” but, the official word is “minutes” means 14 minutes to be exact. The shooting had been over for twelve minutes before the first officers arrived. As the old saying goes, “when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.” Still, Hickenlooper insists that even though the new gun control laws didn’t work this time, they’ll work eventually.

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Hickenlooper to Bloomberg: Shut up and stay out of Colorado…you’re not helping!

OK, that’s not exactly what was said. The except below is exactly what was said by Hickenlooper in a recent interview with USA Today.

“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

via Colo. governor suggests gun-control groups stay away.

Hickenlooper made the statements above in an interview about looming recall efforts against Evie Hudak. Hudak famously or infamously dismissed/contradicted rape survivor Amanda Collins during Collins’ testimony before Veteran and Military Affairs Committee meeting. Collins explained that had she been able to carry a gun, she might not have been raped but, Hudak insisted Collins was better off being unarmed saying, “…statistics are not on your side.” Hudak went on to say that had Collins had a gun the night she was raped, Collins’ attacker would have taken her gun from her and used it to kill Collins. Even if Hudak has statistics on her side, common sense says there is little to be gained from publicly rebuking a rape victim and basically telling her, “You would have been raped anyway…having a gun just would have meant, he’d kill you too.” For all the talk of a Republican “War on Women,” Hudak (a Democrat) doesn’t seem to be interested in helping women much at all and is as sexist as it gets. There just might be enough steam left in the recall engine to burn her to the ground.