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Senator John Morse facing recall effort over gun laws (Colorado Dem)
koaa ^ | Updated: Mar 11, 2013 6:26 AM | Tony Spehar

Posted on 03/13/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by Red Steel

State Senate Democratic President John Morse, of Colorado Springs, is facing a recall effort for his support of controversial gun control laws.

On Friday the Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF) formed a local committee for recalling Morse, the group claims around sixty-volunteers representing state organizations and local businesses have pledged support for the campaign. The effort was inspired by several laws proposed by democrats that would put tighter restrictions on guns including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition magazines.

"That's why politicians around the country don't want to stand up for this issue, but this is a political hill in my view that's worth dying for so that we can make sure others don't die literally at the point of a gun," Morse said on Sunday. "I wasn't expecting things to get this divisive, I really thought that after Sandy Hook even the NRA recognized we've got to do something, we can't leave it exactly where it is with the status quo and claim that's leadership."

Morse was specifically targeted because of a measure he proposed that would hold owners of "assault weapons" liable for damages caused by their guns. That bill has since been withdrawn, but that hasn't stopped the BFDF from trying to remove Morse.

"It really made a lot of people upset, it's an afront to the Second Amendment, it's an afront to the Constitution and it's an afront to the oath that he took," explained BFDF Spokesperson Anthony Garcia.

Garcia said the recall effort is not a political stunt, the group has already filed a petition calling for the recall of State Representative Michael McLachlan (D - Durango) over the gun issue.

"If Senator Morse feels that way he might want to give Mike McLachlan a call," said Garcia.

The Basic Freedom Defense Fund hopes to file the recall petition with the Secretary of State within the next week.


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And from Guns.com

Morse - “‘That’s why politicians around the country don’t want to stand up for this issue, but this is a political hill in my view that’s worth dying for so that we can make sure others don’t die literally at the point of a gun,’ Morse said on Sunday. ‘I wasn’t expecting things to get this divisive, I really thought that after Sandy Hook even the NRA recognized we’ve got to do something, we can’t leave it exactly where it is with the status quo and claim that’s leadership.’

“Morse was specifically targeted because of a measure he proposed that would hold owners of ‘assault weapons’ liable for damages caused by their guns. That bill has since been withdrawn, but that hasn’t stopped the BFDF from trying to remove Morse.” "

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1 posted on 03/13/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
I really thought that after Sandy Hook even the NRA recognized we've got to do something

This man is too stupid and lacking in critical thinking skills to be a state Senator.
Get rid of him.

2 posted on 03/13/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Red Steel

Morse should be tossed just for the way he handled the bills. Not allowing the public to comment or testify against the bills looked a lot like “ramming through.” The letters from the Sheriff of El Paso County posted yesterday were enlightening.


3 posted on 03/13/2013 11:04:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Red Steel
"I really thought that after Sandy Hook..."

... that we could ram through anything we wanted to on the emotional wave, regardless of the fact that none of it would have stopped Lanza had it been in effect.

4 posted on 03/13/2013 11:05:44 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Red Steel
Whenever a demonrat screams, "We've got to do something", you can be sure that trouble and insanity are on the way.
5 posted on 03/13/2013 11:12:05 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: grobdriver; Cyber Liberty
The last election results for Morse. He's gone.


Colorado State Senate, District 11 General election (2010)

Candidates Votes
Green check mark.jpg John Morse (D) 13,866
Owen Hill (R) 13,526
Douglas W. Randall (L) 1,320

6 posted on 03/13/2013 11:13:16 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Let all Patriot American Brothers and Sisters come together and support these “recall” efforts by donating to Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF).

This is exactly what I have been calling for all across this Nation. When we fight back, the liberal socialist cannot stand!

It has started America, lets push back as hard as we can!


7 posted on 03/13/2013 11:18:11 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Red Steel

I hope any CO Freepers with time will help circulate that petition. We need to hold petty tyrants accountable immediately and not just wait for election day.


8 posted on 03/13/2013 11:22:49 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Pollster1
I am not from CO, but, I do know some people there, how may I help you to get the word out and what District are you talking about that is circulating the petition?
9 posted on 03/13/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: PotatoChop
how may I help you to get the word out and what District are you talking about that is circulating the petition?

I am not in CO and not affiliated with the BFDF, but according to their web site http://www.coloradoaccountability.com/cms/node "The Northern Colorado meeting will take place on 3/16 at 6pm. It will be located in the conference room at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in South Fort Collins (1521 Oakridge Dr). We will be discussing the current recall efforts, ways to donate, future fundraising efforts as well as ways to get the word out. A few Board Members will be there to help answer questions."

I have not checked them out and am not recommending donations without due diligence, but I do recommend attending and direct support of the petition effort. I would love to see every gun shop in his district with a petition for customers, along with other efforts to get legitimate signatures - a serious effort to reach the threshold quickly and make him waste his campaign funds now, or, with luck, to get rid of the traitor before his term is up.

10 posted on 03/13/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Red Steel

Kinda gives my heart a warm and fuzzy feeling.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 11:57:30 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Pollster1

Thank you! Will do everything I can to help and support this and any effort to remove these liberal socialist from public office!!!!


12 posted on 03/13/2013 12:04:13 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: PotatoChop
Thank you! Will do everything I can to help and support this and any effort to remove these liberal socialist from public office!!!!

There is also a lesson here for other states. Any Freepers in NY with a socialist representing even a marginally conservative area might be able to get something started there, and the same for other "purple to red" areas within "light blue" states.

13 posted on 03/13/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: RandallFlagg

ping


14 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Red Steel
"If Senator Morse feels that way he might want to give Mike McLachlan a call," said Garcia.

Hey, commie! Can you say 'asta la vista?' I thought you could.

15 posted on 03/13/2013 12:43:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Recall and lawfully disarm the idiot.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Red Steel
I really thought that after Sandy Hook even the NRA recognized we’ve got to do something, we can’t leave it exactly where it is with the status quo and claim that’s leadership.

Hmmm! That's so hard to figure out! Maybe take action against the root cause of crime?

What's the root cause of crime?

Criminals! How hard was that to figure out?

17 posted on 03/13/2013 12:49:23 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Red Steel

Apparently, he was elected by the libertarians.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 1:24:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Pollster1
CORRECT! This is exactly the model that needs to be used throughout the Nation in all States who are pushing “gun control” legislation against the will of the American people.

I am standing watch over what Michigan is doing, so far, no liberal socialist have introduced “gun control” bills that have any chance of support or moving out of any committee.

Again, I will do anything I can to support these “recall” efforts, it is time to send a powerful message to these liberal socialist who care not for the protections found in he 2nd amendment.

19 posted on 03/13/2013 1:50:23 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: JPG
A silly syllogism:

We must do something.

This is something.

Therefore we must do it.

20 posted on 03/13/2013 2:06:03 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: colorado tanker

I noticed that too.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 2:09:34 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Red Steel

Great recall efforts with perfect timing! Thanks to all involved and all who will support them.


22 posted on 03/13/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: PotatoChop
"Let all Patriot American Brothers and Sisters come together and support these “recall” efforts by donating to Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF)."

That's a great and necessary idea. The gun control efforts in CO have received enormous amounts of funding from other states and should be answered in kind. Given the possible numbers of voters in any CO district against gun control, the extra donations for getting their attention and participation would probably make a big difference and discourage anti-Second-Amendment politicians in other states.


23 posted on 03/13/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel

Hoorah! for the good citizens of Colorado. Get rid of the traitor red-coat.

This is how we take back the country, village by village, county by county and state by state.


24 posted on 03/13/2013 4:13:50 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Red Steel

“”That’s why politicians around the country don’t want to stand up for this issue, but this is a political hill in my view that’s worth dying for...”

What an arrogant prick. Do the recall against this fascist and make him die on that obama hilltop via the ballot box.


25 posted on 03/13/2013 4:25:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Red Steel
State Senate Democratic President John Morse, of Colorado Springs, ought to get the same punishment that horse thieves used to get in 19th century CO: tree, rope, assembly required.
26 posted on 03/14/2013 4:00:01 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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