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Colorado governor says time is right to discuss gun control

DENVER — Governor John Hickenlooper said ‘‘the time is right’’ for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, offering his firmest stance in the aftermath of several high-profile shootings, including a movie theater rampage in suburban Denver, that have shocked the nation.

The Democratic governor upset some in his party for not taking a stronger position when he said last summer that stricter laws would not have prevented the mass shooting in Aurora.

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