Sheriff Hilkey speaks to gun owners in Palisade

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Inari's Bistro in Palisade was packed on Monday night-- not for the food, but for the conversation.

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey spoke to gun advocates about the recent gun legislation passed in the state of Colorado. He also talked about the Colorado sheriffs who are filing a lawsuit against the gun bills.

Many in attendance brought up recent mass shootings, stating they wish the state would focus on mental state of the shooters rather than the guns used.

"I would say you really need to look into the mental health issues, the impact that has. Don’t go after the law abiding citizens, the folks that are out here. We’re the grass roots people, the people that are tax payers," says J.J. Fletcher, who is on the board for Standing Tough Against Tyranny, a pro-gun group.

Many in attendance said they support the sheriffs in fighting Colorado's new gun legislation.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2013 at 06:26 AM
    So this story is of little value. What is Hilkeys position on the laws. Does he think they are valid and is he going to enforce them? Is Hilkey part of the Lawsuit against the infringement laws, or is he playing this as a politician not a Sheriff? Also play the mental illness card with caution, Biden already said if you want to own one of those ARs you are mentally ill. Remember what USSR did to dissidents, they put them in mental hospitals for talking against the Government.
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