State Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse, both Democrats, face recall elections Tuesday. The battle in Colorado has attracted major players from across the nation, reflecting the sustained intensity over the issue of gun rights.
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.
The recalls follow a combative and bitter legislative session. Among the most controversial measures passed were universal background checks and limiting high-capacity magazines to 15 rounds.
Senator Angela Giron (left) and John Morse (right) are facing a historic recall in Colorado.
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On Sept. 10, voters in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will decide whether two Democratic state senators, John Morse and Angela Giron, should keep their jobs. Both sides of the gun debate in Colorado are pouring a lot of resources into the historic recall elections.
The Pueblo Chieftain is reporting that representatives of the 51st State Initiative met with Huerfano and Las Animas commissioners. A meeting was requested as well with Pueblo. "We’re not interested in meeting with them. Thanks, but no thanks.” - Commission Chairman Terry Hart as quoted in the Chieftain.