2 Dems Ousted Over Gun Stance in Colorado Recall
Will be replaced by Republicans after NRA-backed election
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2013 6:55 AM CDT
Protestors in favor of recalling Colorado Sen. John Morse post signs near a polling area during the recall election.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Colorado voters have fired two clear warning shots in the gun control debate, voting to kick two Democratic state lawmakers who supported stricter firearm laws out of office. Senate president John Morse and Senator Angela Giron will both be replaced with Republicans, following a recall election yesterday, reports the Denver Post. The NRA was a significant force behind the recall, donating more than $300,000 to the effort after both Morse and Giron supported wider background checks and round limits on ammo, reports the Washington Post. "The loss of this senate seat is purely symbolic," said Morse after conceding defeat.

Morse and Giron also received about $300,000 from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but it was a pittance compared to the total sum raised by gun rights advocates. "Tonight is a victory for the people of the state of Colorado, who have been subject to the overreach of a Democrat agenda on guns, taxes, and accountability to the people," says one of the activists behind the recalls. The recalls will perhaps be heard most loudly by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who supported and signed tighter gun control laws and is now facing falling approval ratings, notes the Post.

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Sep 12, 2013 11:49 AM CDT
FIRE RUTH BROWN.. She is either incompetent or pushing an agenda. By reading her summary you would think the senators spent LESS to keep their jobs then the recall group spent to get rid of them. When in fact the senators spent (mostly out of state money) about 6 times more than the recall group and they were still handed their walking papers. If you don't fire her, send her butt back to school to be educated.
Sep 11, 2013 10:04 PM CDT
What an embarrassing story and comment thread. Shame on Newser. Shame on the idiots who made stuff up to support an agenda in the comments thread. Support your information.
Sep 11, 2013 9:32 PM CDT
Give them each a medal. If they run for office again I'll send them money. Imagine that, 2 politicians voting on the side of life while cowardly Republicans use fetuses & vulnerable women to forward their own agenda.