Colorado recall elections show risks of supporting gun restrictions in battleground states

  • Article by: COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 11, 2013 - 5:10 PM

DENVER — Democratic voters in Colorado helped remove two state senators of their own party who voted for tighter gun control — an ouster that was both intensely local and a national test of what can happen to lawmakers who support gun restrictions in battleground states.

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privateeyeSep. 11, 13 7:58 AM

Limits on the number of rounds in a magazine and background checks for private sales....Hmmmm. Yep, that certainly points to the governemnt taking gun rights away from it's citizens.(eye roll) All of us gun owners know it is sooo hard to put another magazine in.

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owatonnabillSep. 11, 13 8:20 AM

What happened in Colorado is a microcosm of what has been happening and will continue to happen in the country as a whole. Hysteria over guns may reign in a sympathetic media but when it comes down to the ballot box, Americans are making their feelings known in no uncertain terms. If you're a politician, then any move against the Second Amendment may well cost you your political career. It's that simple. And don't think for a minute that our politicians don't know it.

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EleanoreSep. 11, 13 8:51 AM

Removal from office is an excellent step one. Step two would be federal sedition charges and civil charges against the individuals filed by anyone convicted of these insurrectist laws they passed. Personally I'd banish them from the state once their sentance was served in federal prision.

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EleanoreSep. 11, 13 8:52 AM

btw, the recall was prompted first and foremost by the citizens of Colorado. Activists and the NRA lent support. Boogieman not applicable here.

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EleanoreSep. 11, 13 9:20 AM

This took a lot longer than I thought. Now for step two, the trial phase.

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johndontSep. 11, 1310:05 AM

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Oh, and these sell outs voted at direction of super rich against interests of the people. The people ignored the advertising purchased by the rich and voted for their rights.

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dogmanSep. 11, 1311:07 AM

Ironically.. the expected new Senate president is much more liberal than Morse... she championed the legislation that prompted the recall. Considering the democrats remain in control.. they will continue the common sense march towards sanity, despite the ravings of the cowardly right.

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EleanoreSep. 11, 1311:40 AM

Insurrection needs to be addressed with any legislative body or executive who would attempt to unilaterally negate the constitution. These individuals should be awaiting trial.

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braxozSep. 11, 1311:48 AM

The NRA, as has the GOP, has been co opted by strident neo-conservatives that do a great disservice to the legacy of both of these organizations.

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dogmanSep. 11, 1312:01 PM

"Insurrection needs to be addressed with any legislative body or executive who would attempt to unilaterally negate the constitution." -- would that extend to states denying the legally blind from obtaining carry permits?

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