GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)– Protesters demanded a recall of Gov. John Hickenlooper while he was speaking in Grand Junction.

A couple hundred protesters gathered outside Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on Saturday afternoon.

Many carried signs reading “Recall Hickenlooper” and “Keep Front Range Policy Out of the Western Slope.”

“If we don’t stop this now, in another five to ten years there will be no Second Amendment,” said one protester.

They were protesting Hickenlooper’s signing of the gun control bills into law.

“They are committing tyranny and that’s not a part of the American dream,” said another.

“I don’t want to leave this world to my grandchildren under bondage and bondage is where we are heading,” said protester Joyce Shaffer.

Hickenlooper wasn’t in Grand Junction to discuss the controversial gun control measures but he did address the protesters.

“There’s an awful lot of emotion, i just try to make sure people take the facts into consideration and maybe temper some of the emotions,” said Hickenlooper.

No arrests were made during the demonstration which remained peaceful.


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