Colo. Gov.: Universal Backgrounds Checks Didn’t Stop P.P. Shooting

‘In Colorado we passed universal background checks, but at the same time in Colorado Springs … we probably have more people that have licenses for concealed weapons’

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KEILAR: "We did hear from the attorney general calling this an attack on women. So I know you can't, certainly we respect this, you can't identify the other two victims, but were they women?"
HICKENLOOPER: "Again, I believe one was a woman. one was a man. I think that misses the point to try to get into whether the perpetrator -- and to be honest, I don't like saying the guy's name. I don't like making these mass killers into celebrities in some twisted way. I don't -- whether he was successful or not is beyond the point. It's he was trying to do this is, I don't know, it's a very, very hard reality to understand and get our arms around it. In Colorado we passed universal background checks, but at the same time in Colorado Springs it's a more conservative part of the state we probably have more people that have licenses for concealed weapons. Probably more guns around that didn't help. I think as a state but as a country we have more thinking about this and how to make sure we keep guns out of the hands of people that are unstable."

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