A federal judge has given Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper a pass from being questioned about a slew of new gun rules, restrictions and regulations approved by the Democrat-controlled legislature this year, ruling he did not have any “personal knowledge” of allegations regarding the bills he signed.

The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by most of the state’s sheriffs over the laws, which they have described as unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Hickenlooper’s brief requesting exemption from questioning argued the plaintiffs “have not alleged that they named the governor as a defendant in this matter because he has any direct connection to, or personal knowledge of, the allegations in the complaint.”

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