In this May 30, 2018 file photo Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the state Capitol.

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After eight years as Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper appears to be gearing up for a presidential run. On the campaign trail, he’s almost certain to emphasize gun control laws he signed in 2013. He led a purple state as it beat back the gun lobby to pass two controversial measures. But what did he do -- or not do -- to make that happen? And what does the story of those laws say about how Hickenlooper leads?

CPR Public Affairs Reporter Bente Birkeland breaks it down.

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