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September 11, 2013


Two Colorado Lawmakers Recalled Over Gun Vote

"An epic national debate over gun rights in Colorado on Tuesday saw two Democratic state senators ousted for their support for stricter laws, a 'ready, aim, fired' message intended to stop other politicians for pushing for firearms restrictions," the Denver Post reports.

State Senate President John Morse (D) and Sen. Angela Giron (D) will be replaced in office with Republican candidates who petitioned onto the recall ballot.

Joshua Spivak: "There's no question that Gun Rights groups scored a big win here. I mentioned that this is a symbolic recall -- the gun control law was not getting overturned and the Democrats would not lose control of the Senate. However, as a symbol, this is a big one. It may once again scare off legislators from moderate to conservative districts in the rest of the country from supporting gun control legislation. If the goal was to revisit 1994, then it is very possible that they succeeded."












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