Gov. Hickenlooper ‘Have The Discussion’ On Gun Control

December 14, 2012 9:29 PM

Gov. Hickenlooper ‘Have The Discussion’ On Gun Control
" DENVER (CBS4)- Gov. John Hickenlooper called for a discussion about gun control in Colorado’s 2013 Legislature one day before 20 school children were gunned down in Newtown, Conn.

“When you are in the middle of it and you are with those families and talking to them, the level of pain that they are going through,” said Hickenlooper.

Hickenlooper knows about watching families struggle in the midst of overwhelming grief. It was just a few months ago when 12 people were killed and 58 others injured July 20 in the Cinemark Theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.”

Colorado continues to remember the 12 students and one teacher who were killed in a shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 by gunmen and fellow students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

RELATED STORY: Columbine Principal Reacts To Connecticut School Shooting

On Friday morning, a man killed his mother at their home in Newtown, Conn. and then opened fire inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children. The gunman then killed himself "

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