i wanted a time of information where there is access to all kinds of information. it's a human issue. how are we not able to identify someone like this who is deeply disturbed?
that was governor
am days after the theater shooting in aurora expressing skepticism whether or not skrikter gun legislation would prevent the shooting.
is visiting the state to highlight the state's new
which is one of the tougher ones in the nation. good morning, governor. what changed your mind?
not in the sense that they have $20 million a year, but how do we try intercept someone who is unstable and might be a danger to themselves or
. we are going after that
. as i talk to people around the state, i also heard that democrats and republicans and independents, when you talk about back ground checks, almost everyone supported it.
what is it about the universal background thek check that you put in that you think can be replicated?
we had an existing check system from gun shows and gun dealers. we are expanding to everywhere. we went back and got the facts for instance in
. 38 people were trying to buy a gun
assaults and there were 400 people that had a restraining order and they showed up to arrest them.
what do say to the critics and republican senators said he is for expanded
legislation, but not anything that could keep records because there seems to be a fear with something on file on a
of who owns guns and if there is a
that that's a violation of
. how did you strike that balance?
we have that same fear in many parts of
. what we did was they are going to keep
. as long as we focus on that,
has a history and we had guns from children. we want to reserve that in a way that keeps people in the
keep them safer.
every one of these incidents, the two in
involve young men in their teens and 20s. whatever it is, what is it that government can do on this front? we hear a lot of talk about this, but what is the tangible legislation that is going to put it at the center of the issue.
many states have consistently 99 jully cutoff funding. we are making sure the hotline where people make sure they are neighbors and family members are exhibiting signs of instability, get them in front of a professional and someone trained to intercede. we are setting up five crisis centers all over the state again so that anyone no matter where they are, they are not
from getting help. we cut things back so drastically that we were just getting the help.
the school security or recommendations that the nra funded study make that you think is a good idea?
i'm sure there good suggestions in there. the notion of making sure that there is an armed camp in every school. do we need armed guards a& presence in every
what is it that you want to see
do with congress? he is highlighting what you guys did, but realistically could you have done it without control of your legislature?
we couldn't get republicans to support the bills, idea when i would go around the state, they would say
, make sure there is not a centralized feel it's a vital campaign issue. i think they are mistaken and the voters next have a chance to electric at who was supporting
and who wasn't, the voters are much more sympathetic to the benefit.
you going to campaign on this during reelection? are you going to campaign to make it one of the central accomplishments?
we are focused on jobs and have a lot of intense focus on that. it's something i am happy to back up on. for a moment. go down the list and there is over 2500 violent criminals who tried to buy guns who stopped to expand that to make sure that everyone was trying to buy a gun goes through the simple
and doesn't take forever. costs less than $10. republicans, democrats and
holes close to 90%. i could tell there was that support.
81% of just republicans supporting the
in the survey we had out this afternoon. the governor from
, thank you for getting up early and we will see you in a couple of hours.