Protest Planned Against Gov. Hickenlooper Tomorrow
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION Several local groups upset about the signing of three gun control bills on Wednesday plan to show their anger at Governor Hickenlooper tomorrow when he visits Colorado Mesa University.
Governor Hickenlooper will be visiting Grand Junction for the annual Club 20 meeting.
On Wednesday, Hickenlooper signed bills that will require gun buyers to get a background check and will place a magazine limit on guns across the state.
Some local residents feel the Governor made a huge mistake.
"For the most part, I think everyone is disappointed in Gov. Hickenlooper for the fact that these bills were targeted at law abiding citizens," said Kevin King of Mesa County Patriots. "They only embolden the bad guys and the evil people out there. They have access to guns."
Mesa County Patriots will be joining the Pro Second Amendment Committee and Freedom Colorado in the protest Saturday.
The protest begins at 11 A.M. at the intersection of 12th and Elm.
King is hopeful 500-1000 people will attend so Hickenlooper gets the message.