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Colorado Did It! [Recalls 2 Anti-Gun Dems]
Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | Gun Owners

Posted on 09/12/2013 3:21:53 AM PDT by forty_years

“We may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks....” -- President George Washington, October 3, 1789

What a startling upset. The voters of Colorado have done it!

Yesterday, Colorado booted two unprincipled, back-stabbing, arrogant legislators from office.

This was truly a historic effort and the first time in Colorado history that there has ever been a recall election -- let alone a successful one.

Democrat Senators John Morse and Angela Giron lost their bid to hold onto their seats in districts that heavily favored Democrats. (In fact, Giron represented a district where only 23 percent of registered voters are Republicans.)

In Morse’s race, 51% of voters pulled the recall lever to eject him from office, while 56% of voters sided against Giron.

The effort to recall Morse and Giron began as a genuine local effort, although the prospects of beating two entrenched Democrats attracted big bucks from out of state. Anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent hundreds of thousands of his own dollars in an attempt to help Morse retain his seat.

But it didn't work. And now the handwriting is on the wall for other legislators.

Morse especially angered constituents earlier this year when he, as the Senate President, helped slam several unconstitutional gun control bills through the legislature and onto Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk -- legislation such as magazine restrictions, bans on private gun sales (without a background check), etc.

Gun Owners of America stepped into the fray during the spring and summer, and did its part in rallying the troops to get Colorado voters to the polls.

And so, to the voters of Colorado, we at Gun Owners of America want to thank you all for your efforts to send a powerful message to the rest of the state -- and the rest of the country.

As stated by the New York Times this morning, the recall has given “moderate lawmakers across the country a warning about the political risks of voting for tougher gun laws.”

Your activism in Colorado has truly been a model for the rest of us to follow!

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: constitution; guncontrol; guns; recall; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:21:54 AM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years
This is really a staggering blow to any politician with thoughts of supporting anti-gun legislation. It sends a far stronger message that even Clinton's comment that gun legislation cost the Dems their majority in the House.

But I have yet to see it reported on the major news media. I happened to be in the process of changing channels, and caught the segment on ABC news about "politicians losing", which turned out to be about Spitzer and Weiner.

2 posted on 09/12/2013 4:19:22 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog

It was carried on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the night time programs, Hardball and Lawrence O’Donnell, The latter both featured interviews with Morse and Giron who both appeared shell shocked, btw, and in denial (voting irregularities, outside funding, etc.) Yes, I shamefully admit I watch those shown from time to time to get a feel for the opposition’s views on issues.

3 posted on 09/12/2013 4:58:38 AM PDT by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man a subject")
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"It was carried on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the night time programs, Hardball and Lawrence O’Donnell."

Although syndicated nationally, I don't consider those the mainstream mass media....ABC Evening News, NBC Nightly news, CBS, and similar are what I have in mind. "Morning Joe", "Hardball", etc. are for policy wonks, not "Joe Six-Pack".

4 posted on 09/12/2013 6:39:01 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Wonder Warthog
It was carried on:


Colorado recall election prompts gun debate


Colorado Recall Elections Chill Push for New Gun Laws

New York Times

Hard Lessons of the Colorado Recall

New York Daily News

Colorado recalls wound Mayor Bloomberg's gun control push

and others...

5 posted on 09/12/2013 9:43:57 AM PDT by forty_years
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