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Colorado Poll: Gun Control Politically Dangerous for Democrats
The Weekly Standard ^ | 9 March, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 03/09/2013 2:25:59 PM PST by marktwain

A new poll measuring public opinion of gun control measures being considered in Colorado finds the issue could be politically dangerous for Democrats. And most don’t think “sweeping gun control measures will make them any safer,” according to the pollster.

“[W]hile opinions on this issue fall predictably along party and ideological lines, there are some political perils that Democratic leaders should be cognizant of,” writes pollster Rob Autry, of Public Opinion Strategies, in a memo detailing the poll’s findings.

“Democratic legislators also have to be mindful that even members of their own partisan coalition are conflicted about this proposed legislation. While only 8% of Democrats oppose all of the gun control measures we tested, 70% of Democratic voters oppose one or some combination of the proposals (either the comprehensive package, the background checks, the liability claim, or the high-capacity magazine ban).”

“These poll numbers prove that Governor Hickenlooper and the Democrats are listening to Bloomberg and Biden instead of Coloradans,” comments state senator Greg Brophy, responding to the poll, in an email to me.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; co; colorado; guncontrol; poll; secondamendment
The problem is, when the Democrats pass these laws, even if they lose the next election, it is very hard to remove the offending laws.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 2:25:59 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

> The problem is, when the Democrats pass these laws, even if
> they lose the next election, it is very hard to remove the
> offending laws.

True.

They become “martyrs” for the cause. The cause is our enslavement, of course.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 2:33:26 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marktwain
Colorado Poll: Gun Control Politically Dangerous for Democrats

There isn't any abuse Democrats can visit upon us that is dangerous for Democrats.

3 posted on 03/09/2013 2:33:35 PM PST by stevem
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To: marktwain

They have been told by Bloomberg that they will not lose the next election, he will see to that.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 2:43:12 PM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: marktwain; Red Steel; RandallFlagg
Colorado Poll: Gun Control Politically Dangerous for Democrats

Somewhat...

To: RandallFlagg

Recall is being initiated against 2 more CO Dems, John Morse and Evie Hudak.

- - - - - - - - - - -

“Anyone in the Colorado Springs area come to the Broadmoor Hotel tonight at 7pm. We’re having a meeting about beginning the recall process on John Morse and Evie Hudak.

We’ve already filed the official paperwork on Mike McLachlan and signature gathering begins next week.

We can also now take donations towards the recall efforts of these “legislators” that would destroy our freedoms.

Check out our website which contains details of the event: “

http://www.coloradoaccountability.com

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1439405_Colorado_needs_your_help_on_upcoming_gun_legislation__FIREMISSION.html&page=89#i39046401

20 posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 4:11:42 PM by Red Steel

5 posted on 03/09/2013 2:44:17 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain

Why do the Democrats hate blacks and women?


6 posted on 03/09/2013 2:45:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: marktwain

True. But a candidate campaigning specifically on such repeals will garner lots of conservative, moderate and even some Dem support. Because they own guns too.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 2:59:49 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: marktwain

AP article about Dems voting for gun control.

http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/crime/pro-gun-voters-put-heat-on-democratic-senators/nWmyK/


8 posted on 03/09/2013 3:00:32 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: real saxophonist
They have been told by Bloomberg that they will not lose the next election, he will see to that.

Then we'll have to pony up some money for local Colorado elections, and I'd tie Doomberg's meddling in state affairs to the Dems.

9 posted on 03/09/2013 3:02:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

When is your Governor next up for election? Our family always goes snow skiing at least once a year in Colorado - Vail or Pagosa Springs - and my son and dil go there from mid-June to mid-July but not this year. Wrote a letter to your Gov and a couple of tourist bureaus with no response from either. It’s not only the gun issue, it’s the marijuana and in-state tuition for illegals also. If it were not for the absolutely horrific EPA rules on residential construction, my son would also love to have some land where he could retire one of these days.

Given the current situation in Colorado though, he has set his sites on northern Arizona, except for the Flagstaff area.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 3:44:55 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Hickenlooper is up for reelection next year.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 3:47:23 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It’s early yet but are there any hints about anyone who might run against him and restore some of the sanity to your beautiful state?


12 posted on 03/09/2013 3:50:30 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Nope, don’t have a clue who will run against Hickenlooper.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 3:53:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Atlantan; TigersEye

Thanks for the links.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 4:10:29 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues)
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To: TigersEye
re: that recall mtg last night: "We'll be discussing how to organize the effort, determining who wants to take the lead on it, what exactly needs to be done from first step to last, and setting an initial timeline. We will have several Board Members from Colorado Accountability present to answer any questions.

Thank you everyone for your interest and willingness to help us oust from office those that would destroy our freedoms."

Yeah, I'm taking notes :op -- so glad to see people there angry and pulling together on the state & local levels there and in NY rally in Albany recently.

National level?

I've just read THIS: Fear and Trembling on the Scimitar's Edge (American Thinker); may post the article here if I get a chance.

15 posted on 03/09/2013 4:22:47 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Corrected Albany link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2992295/posts

w/courtesy ping to you, Ice-Flyer — what an inspirational thread, thanks so much for posting that “how to”! Ya’ll take care up there.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 4:24:34 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues)
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To: cyn
It remains to be seen if the West will prove the Tolkien wisdom that "A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it."

It was a little long for me, cyn, but it summed up quite nicely. That describes liberals on most every issue.

17 posted on 03/09/2013 4:43:48 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain
One of these is a fake.

Six are actual DHS "No Hesitation" targets.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 5:45:05 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Why do the Democrats hate blacks and women?

Criminals usually despise their victims.

19 posted on 03/09/2013 6:04:57 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: TigersEye

“Check out our website which contains details of the event: “

http://www.coloradoaccountability.com";

OK, this website took several tries before it would work for me. I hope it’s not being hosted in somebody’s basement or some crappola free hosting site. If they’re serious about this site, I suggest they use bluehost.com and pay them less than $100.00 a year for both web and email hosting for the domain. I use bluehost.com for my own web site and several client web sites and they’ve always been really good. They’re out of Utah and all support is local to the U.S.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 10:04:36 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: TigersEye

“Recall is being initiated against 2 more CO Dems, John Morse and Evie Hudak.”

BTW, I live in Colorado and am going to start donating money to get these commie bastards who are trying to emulate California and NY gun laws in our wonderful (formerly free) state.

What are the chances of these recalls succeeding? I’m willing to donate money for causes with good changes of success, but am not willing to donate money for simply tilting at windmills.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 10:08:30 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

I tried the link in my post and got right onto their page. FWIW your link won’t work because you put a quotation mark on the end of it. Anyway, I have no personal connection to them so I can’t say who they use to host their website. I will bookmark the link to bluehost.com for myself though just in case I want to start a site someday though. Thanks.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 10:23:19 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: catnipman

I don’t know what the chances are. My gut feeling is ‘pretty good’ since, IMO, most Coloradans aren’t for gun control.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 10:25:28 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: catnipman

The gun liability bill has been dropped. CO Senate President John Morse is one nasty guy.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22746928/colorado-gun-bills-senate-debate-gun-liability-bill


24 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:11 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Grams A
it’s the marijuana

What's wrong with legalization?

25 posted on 03/11/2013 9:04:01 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

What’s wrong with legalization?”

You’re kidding, right?


26 posted on 03/11/2013 10:21:13 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
Nope. I can tell you exactly what's wrong with the illegality of marijuana: it hyperinflates marijuana profits and channels them into criminal hands, and does violence to the concept of individual liberty.

So what's wrong with legalization?

27 posted on 03/11/2013 10:25:57 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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