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Colorado Voters Blow Whistle On Anti-Gun Pols
Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT by raptor22

Rights: Colorado voters on Tuesday ousted two leading supporters of stricter gun control laws, saying "ready, aim, fired" to those who would deny movie patrons and college women the right to armed self-defense.

One would think that Colorado, the site of the tragedies at Columbine and the Aurora movie theater, the purple state where President Obama accepted his first nomination amidst faux Greek columns, would be the least receptive of states for the arguments of Second Amendment defenders.

Colorado state Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron found out differently on Tuesday as they were ousted by gun rights advocates in a recall election.

Colorado voters were persuaded that the perils of an unarmed citizenry and the spread of gun-free zones place the public in greater peril at the hands of the unhinged and criminal predators in their midst, and perhaps perceived the common thread in such tragedies — the absence of people willing and able to shoot back.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2a; angelagiron; banglist; colorado; concealedcarry; guncontrol; gunrights; guns; ibd; johnhickenlooper; johnmorse; joncaldara; nra; rehash; rkba; rtkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

So, when will the laws be rescinded?


2 posted on 09/11/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
The Dems won't rescind them. They have already deluded themselves into believing the election was stolen from them.

It will take throwing them out and Repulicans taking over to repeal them.

3 posted on 09/11/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Paladin2
So, when will the laws be rescinded?

Just as soon as their loopy retard governor unsigns it?

4 posted on 09/11/2013 4:09:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Paladin2

Not for awhile. Demo’s still have majorities. I hope there will be changes in 2014 to include Gov Chickenpooper.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 4:09:58 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go!)
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To: raptor22

Does anyone know when the losers leave office and the winners move in?

I am curious if the winners are sworn in immediately or is there a delay or transistion period.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: raptor22

Recalled. Like a defective Pinto.


7 posted on 09/11/2013 4:15:23 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Iron Munro

Good question.
Was this just a Recall? Or was there an opponent that ran against them?


8 posted on 09/11/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: raptor22

Gun control don't go 'round here, lib dogs!

9 posted on 09/11/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: CapnJack
Was this just a Recall? Or was there an opponent that ran against them?

My understanding is that it is really both.

Below is a link to a typical news report explaining that aspect, but I still haven't found anything stating definitively when the transfer becomes official.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/10/colorado-gun-rights-backers-gun-control-activists-/

From the article:

"The ousted Democrats will be replaced by Republicans who also appeared on the recall ballots. Former Colorado Springs city councilman Bernie Herpin will succeed Mr. Morse, while retired deputy Pueblo police chief George Rivera takes over the Giron seat."


10 posted on 09/11/2013 4:36:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Iron Munro
Below is a link to a typical news report explaining that aspect, but I still haven't found anything stating definitively when the transfer becomes official.

If the legislature is out of session (likely), it'll be sometime before the recess ends. It can be vague, it doesn't matter.

...Yes, just checked. Next session is in January. They're vague about the exact date because it doesn't matter. Wiki link.

11 posted on 09/11/2013 4:52:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: raptor22

I wonder if the Democrat Colorado governor is going to immediately offer Morse and Giron jobs in his administration, so they can keep feeding off the government teat.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 4:56:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: raptor22

Let me point out several facts absent from this article.

1. The NRA indeed donated $360,000 but only after Michael Bloomberg personally donated $350,000 of his own money. And the NRA didn’t donate any money until after the recalls were safely on the ballot, that is, the recall effort was a grass roots effort all the way.

2. Of the $3,000,000 total campaign donations, the pro-recall forces raised only $540,000 of that, meaning the anti-recall forces outspent the pro-recall forces by six to one, and yet they still lost.

3. Almost all of the money came from out of state.

4. Both recall districts have more registered Democrats than Republicans, but the Democrats lost the recalls anyway.


13 posted on 09/11/2013 5:03:48 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Iron Munro

“I am curious if the winners are sworn in immediately or is there a delay or transistion period.”

No transition period. The losers are out the microsecond after the poll results show they’ve lost! No good byes or hale fellows well done in the legislative chambers. No offical retirement parties. No nothing. The bastids is simply out!


14 posted on 09/11/2013 5:06:49 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: raptor22

“Colorado Voters Blow Whistle on Anti-Gun Pols”

How sweet it is.

(Two more psychotic progressives away from the levers of power.)

IMHO


15 posted on 09/11/2013 5:35:44 PM PDT by ripley
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To: CapnJack

They were beaten by an opponent. They were the first 2 state office holders to ever be removed by recall. Never before in the history of CO has this happened.

I salute CO voters for this. Show no quarter at the next election either.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: CapnJack; Iron Munro

<< First, do both gun grabbers immediately lose their seat? >>

Yes at 10 am today.

<< Second, who replaces them? >>

Bernie Herpin takes Morse’s seat .

George Rivera takes Giron’s seat.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: raptor22

Hey Mark Kelly are you and your hand puppet Gabby Giffords listening?


18 posted on 09/11/2013 5:58:34 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: colorado tanker
Ofcourse if the GOP takes over, they will have some lame excuse for not overturning the laws.

The GOP never gets rid of laws, even unconstitutional ones.

19 posted on 09/11/2013 6:01:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I am confident the GOP would repeal these gun control laws, especially after this recall. The argument that Connecticut, or here Aurora, fundamentally changed the gun control politics has been exposed as wrong.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 6:03:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: fortheDeclaration
"Ofcourse if the GOP takes over, they will have some lame excuse for not overturning the laws.

The GOP never gets rid of laws, even unconstitutional ones.
"

They have one more big chance. It will be a sweep for Republicans. But if they don't repeal the laws, that will be their last term and probably the beginning of a property taxpayer exodus to other states and deeper decreases in consumer spending. The drought will resume. The new ice age will commence. They'll be left with nothing more than recirculating debt pending government default, repudiation, etc.


21 posted on 09/11/2013 6:32:36 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Random Access

Kelly thought he was going to go into Arizona and handpick candidates.

He can’t even do that in blue and swing districts in Colorado.

Maybe Kelly can work with Arizona to self deport more illegals into Colorado to get the anti gun vote up to 51%.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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