Two Democrat State Senators In Colorado Get Recalled Over Pro-Gun Control Stance

There’s a reason Democrats have been scared to death of the gun control issue up until they were dumb enough to tackle it again recently. This shows you why that’s the case.

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Colorado residents on Tuesday voted to recall both Democratic Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron over a number of gun control laws they helped pushed through the Legislature.

With 100 percent of the results in, 50.9 percent of Colorado residents voted to recall Morse in the historic election, the Denver Post reports. Morse delivered his concession speech late Tuesday night.

Republican Bernie Herpin, a former Colorado Springs city councilman, will replace him.

Meanwhile, Giron, challenged over her support for stricter gun laws after last year’s mass shootings, was also rebuked in a race seen as a measure of popular support for gun legislation.

Though hesitant to concede at first, Giron realized she too had been fired by Colorado voters. With 100 percent of the projected results in, 56 percent of voters favored the recall, according to the Denver Post.

Angered by new limits on ammunition magazines and expanded background checks, gun-rights activists filed enough voter signatures for the recall elections — the first for state legislators since Colorado adopted the procedure in 1912.

Those two Democrats might be the first to lose their jobs over the gun control issue, but they won’t be the last. Next year, there are going to be a whole lot of Republicans running on the issue and a whole lot of Democrats backpeddling furiously on guns. Happily, the issue will still probably cost a lot of Democrats their jobs in November of 2014.

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