BREAKING: Anti Gun Colorado State Senator to be Recalled After 16k Signatures Received

June 3 2013
by GSL Staff
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CO flag in distressThere has been an ongoing effort in the state of Colorado to recall State Senate President John Morse. Morse backed the numerous gun control bills that were passed in Colorado earlier this year. He also backed several EXTREMELY restrictive bills that even his fellow Democratic lawmakers refused to get behind.

Now Morse is facing the wrath of pro gun advocates in his constituency. Today, over 16,000 signatures were delivered to recall Morse and force him to defend his senate seat in a special election. That number was more than double the number needed, so even if most of the signature aren’t able to be verified, the recall will still happen.

Gun rights advocates have long been far more involved in the political process than anti gun advocates. Poll numbers might show one side of the story, but as far as putting boots on the ground, getting people to write checks and actually taking action the pro gun side consistently outperforms the anti gun side. This is just another example.

According to the Washington Post,

“This shot will be heard around the world,” said Bill Adaska, a retired engineer from Denver who volunteered to gather recall signatures in Morse’s Colorado Springs district. “This is the race, right here, that’s going to show Washington and Chicago that when you come after our guns, we’re going to take you out.”

Indeed. If Colorado can successfully recall and vote out their State Senate President it sends a clear issue to any politican across the nation – “Come after our guns, lose your job.”

The Washington Post also outlines the next steps for the process,

The Colorado Secretary of State has 15 business days to verify signatures. After that, Morse has a period of time to challenge signatures before a recall election is set. The latest possible date for a Morse recall vote would be early October.

No state lawmaker in Colorado history has ever faced a recall vote.

Gun-rights activists are still working to recall another Democrat, Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo. Signatures in that effort aren’t due until next week.

Godspeed Colorado residents.

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