11 Sep 2013

Colorado: Two Democrat Senators Recalled As the Result of Gun Control Bill

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Former Colorado State Senate President John Morse (D – Colorado Springs)

Colorado democrats took advantage of the emotional atmosphere occurring in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings to ram through a controversial gun bill requiring background checks for any firearm transfer and limiting the capacity of most magazines to 15 rounds.

The response from residents of the outdoor-loving state was furious. 54 out of 64 Colorado county sheriffs even brought suit to overturn the law, contending that its provisions were too vague and that innocent citizens could inadvertently violate the law by owning magazines readily convertible to larger capacities.

Angry sportsmen and gun owners responded by petitioning for recall elections in the cases of several of the most prominent senatorial supporters of the bill.

Yesterday’s election produced the first successful recalls in Colorado’s history of any elected officials. Colorado Senate President John Morse was ousted and along with him Senator Angela Giron who represented Pueblo.

All this proves once again that gun control in regions outside coastal urban enclaves represents a very effective political third rail for progressive democrats.

Washington Times story

Denver Post story

Former Colorado State Senator Angela Giron (D – Pueblo)

4 Feedbacks on "Colorado: Two Democrat Senators Recalled As the Result of Gun Control Bill"


Good! But the job is only half done. Now they must reverse those unconstitutional laws.


That’s nice. It really is. Unfortunately it doesn’t mean squat unless the law is repealed. Until that time those two legislators are some very light form of martyr in that they’ve lost power, but won’t miss a meal or suffer financially for their actions.


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