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The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.
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Posted on 09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about pushing for new gun-control laws, you could face swift consequences. “You could almost call it the bellwether state as far as what’s going to happen down the road as far as gun-control and Second Amendment rights,” Republican George Rivera, who will fill Giron’s seat, told The Fix late last month.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; democrats; elections; giron; guncontrol; morse; nocompromise; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus
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To: Theodore R.

When I lived in Colorado, I lived in the S.W corner of the state and that was VERY Conservative. I loved it there. Yet, 47 miles N.E was a town that was so liberal/democrat it was pathetic!

41 posted on 09/11/2013 6:11:10 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Sounds more elegant in the original French.

42 posted on 09/11/2013 6:15:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Laxative adverts sound elegant in French. ;)


43 posted on 09/11/2013 6:17:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeDetweiler

California will get it’s comeuppance once the immigration bill and Bammy grants citizenship via EO. The state’s name will be changed to Norte Mexico within 10 years.

44 posted on 09/11/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’ll take Romney any day over and last election day.

45 posted on 09/11/2013 7:32:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

I’ll take Romney any day over and last election day.

Same here. Particularly these past few weeks, as Obama flirts with setting off a Middle East conflagration that could well ignite a world war. As bad as Romney was on domestic issues, the anti-Romney folks forgot that the President also sets foreign policy, and a FUBAR in foreign policy can be catastrophic.

46 posted on 09/11/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

Mike Vanderbeough’s take on it, from Sipsey Street Irregulars (required Reading for Gunnies)

47 posted on 09/12/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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