By Calvin Thompson | Colorado Watchdog
Despite Gov. John Hickenlooper’s repeated denial that the new gun control policies had nothing to do with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s harsh anti-gun rhetoric, phone records indicate that the two politicians exchanged personal phone calls at least twice during the Colorado gun control debates.
Todd Shepherd, an investigative reporter at the Independence Institute and editor-in-chief of CompleteColorado.com, reported yesterday that Hickenlooper got a phone call from Bloomberg on March 2, just two short days before the gun-control bills went to Senate committee hearings.
The New York City mayor’s second call to Hickenlooper happened on March 19, the day before the governor signed into law the gun control measures.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an activist grouped co-founded and largely funded by Bloomberg, boasts 13 Colorado members, including Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Boulder Mayor Matthew Applebaum.
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