Democrat Anti-Gun Nuts Facing Recall in Colorado

Posted by on May 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

Let’s hope this starts a national trend. If you’re elected to defend the Constitution and renege on that pledge then you should be removed from office.

A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state’s legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations.

But even though it’s not an election year, the office is in full campaign mode, with volunteers working the phones and reviewing maps in anticipation of a new front of modern campaigning — the recall phase.

A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor’s offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups’ ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws after last year’s Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., shooting massacres.

In Colorado, gun-rights activists wasted no time seeking recalls to oust state Senate President John Morse and three other Democratic lawmakers. The targeted lawmakers weren’t necessarily the main advocates for ratcheting back gun rights, but all come from districts with enough Republicans to give opponents hope they can boot out the Democrats and replace them with lawmakers friendlier to guns. Colorado is the only state outside the East Coast to have adopted significant statewide gun controls this year.

“Colorado seems to be the testing ground for some of the gun measures, so this has national implications,” said Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo who is organizing a recall attempt against a Democratic senator.

There’s a good chance some of these succeed in a divided state like Colorado. It’s a shame in states such as New York of Connecticut where they trample on the Second Amendment there’s no effort to recall their idiot governors.

6 Responses to “Democrat Anti-Gun Nuts Facing Recall in Colorado”

  1. Blue Hen on 28/28/13 at 11:26 am

    And we can expect to hear from the rioters in Madison WI that cheered on recall races there to endorse this……any day now.

    Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander.

  2. James Felix on 28/28/13 at 12:34 pm

    Because in New York the public is by and large made up of gun grabbers. They LIKE Cuomo’s bill.

    Any New Yorkers who don’t like it should do what I did: vote with your feet and move to Texas.

  3. Rex Crouch on 28/28/13 at 8:56 pm

    I know they are facing a recall, but I would love to have a SITREP on the number of signatures on the petition. How close is it to the magic number of 7,000?

  4. LibraryGryffon on 29/29/13 at 11:39 am

    Unfortunately in CT, there seems to be no recall provisions. We can’t even get rid of folks who’ve been convicted of felonies related to their elected offices.

  5. deepred on 29/29/13 at 2:17 pm

    The liberal rich will live in smug self-righteousness in their mansions and gated communities believing that their the ones who care for the “little people”. Until something similar happens to them as what happened to the “old Bolsheviks” they will never change and never be called out as to “why” they are part of the 1%.