Don’t mess with the NRA, two anti-gun senators give the arse in recall elections

Yesterday I blogged about the recall election in Colorado forced on two anti-gun state senators. The results are in and the NRA has ensured they’ve been given the arse card.

Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and state Sen. Angela Giron (D) were both thrown out of office in recall elections on Tuesday over their votes in support of stricter gun control measures.

In late developments in Colorado, Morse conceded the election and the Associated Press called Giron’s defeat.

After the results for Morse came in, the National Rifle Association, which supported the recalls and spent heavily in the recalls, quickly released a statement celebrating its victory. 

“A historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado’s Senate District 11 has resulted in the recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D),” the NRA statement read. “The people of Colorado Springs sent a clear message to the Senate leader that his primary job was to defend their rights and freedoms and that he is ultimately accountable to them – his constituents, and not to the dollars or social engineering agendas of anti-gun billionaires.”

Tuesday’s recall election will likely be interpreted as a major win for opponents of new gun laws and a signal that lawmakers at every level of government could face serious punitive measures for helping to pass them.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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