John Morse http://kunc.org en Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial http://kunc.org/post/amid-pushback-colorado-gun-control-measure-goes-trial Tom Sullivan never thought much about guns or gun control — until his son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. The gunman wielded a rifle with a 100-round magazine.<p>Sullivan is convinced that if Colorado's ban on high-capacity magazines had been in effect, his son Alex may have had a chance.<p>"It was one second, and the next second he was dead," Sullivan says. "That was because of the high-capacity magazines."<p>After the Aurora shooting, Sullivan turned to activism. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:15:00 +0000 55054 at http://kunc.org Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever http://kunc.org/post/after-fight-over-colo-gun-laws-two-sides-dug-ever John Morse was president of the Colorado Senate until September, when he became the first elected official recalled in the state's history.<p>Three months later, he's climbing the rotunda steps of the gold-domed Capitol building — his office for seven years. He hasn't been here since October. Gazing up at the dome, he says, "This is one of my favorite things to do. That's my version of smelling the roses."<p>Morse's political career ended over the gun bills he pushed through these chambers eight months ago. But he says he would do it all again.<p>"I have zero regrets," he says. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 52732 at http://kunc.org After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever Colorado Senator Resigns To Avoid A Recall http://kunc.org/post/colorado-senator-resigns-avoid-recall <p>Senator Evie Hudak (D-Arvada) stepped down Wednesday to avoid a potential recall that could have turned control of the state senate back over to the Republicans. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:19:25 +0000 Brian Larson 52395 at http://kunc.org Colorado Senator Resigns To Avoid A Recall State Senators Ousted In Historic Recall Elections http://kunc.org/post/state-senators-ousted-historic-recall-elections <p>In two historic recall efforts, Democratic State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron&nbsp;lost their seats in the State Legislature Tuesday evening.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:08:18 +0000 Nathan Heffel & Erin OToole 49444 at http://kunc.org State Senators Ousted In Historic Recall Elections Colorado Voters To Decide 2 Lawmakers' Fates In Recall Elections http://kunc.org/post/colo-voters-decide-2-lawmakers-fate-recall-elections Two prominent Democratic state senators could lose their jobs after lawmakers passed sweeping gun control laws following the theater shooting in Auro, Colo., and the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut. Gun rights activists collected enough signatures to force the historic recall elections.<p>The recalls follow a combative and bitter legislative session. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:39:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 49394 at http://kunc.org Colorado Voters To Decide 2 Lawmakers' Fates In Recall Elections