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Colorado Recall Stifles Gun Effort in Congress
ABC News ^ | September 14, 2013 | ALAN FRAM Associated Press

Posted on 09/14/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by mdittmar

Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

Federal legislation expanding background check requirements for gun buyers fell five votes short in the Senate in April, despite political momentum from last December's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Gun control backers say they have yet to win a single new Senate supporter, and many worry that the muscle shown by pro-gun groups and voters last week in Colorado will make it even harder to find converts.

"The NRA does its job better than our side does our job," said Jim Kessler, a co-founder of Third Way, which advocates for centrist Democratic policies. "They know how to influence and intimidate elected people."

Added Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.: "The results of the recall were not good news." As a House member last year, Murphy represented Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six school staffers were gunned down.

Minutes after the Senate rejected the new background checks on April 17, President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pledged to continue the fight. Democrats and gun control lobbyists, however, don't expect Reid to bring the bill up again until next year at best, not until he has found enough additional votes to have a strong chance of prevailing.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/14/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new < add > Bloomberg-aided < /add > gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

Come on, ABC. Let's exercise a little bit of non-partisan journalism.

2 posted on 09/14/2013 9:43:10 AM PDT by Washi (She was Hannah Montana when Bush was president. Thanks a lot Barack Obama! :))
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To: mdittmar

Last week was a good week.

2 ComDem anti-gunners were Recalled in CO.

And 1.2 million bikers demonstrated in DC remembering 9/11.

And the MSM largely refused to cover either subject.

FEAR! is in the Air in DC.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 9:43:13 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Washi

I gotta admit I was surprised that they mentioned MAIGgots in the article. Thought for sure that they’d blame it all on the gazillions of dollars coming from the NRA. And of course the armed sentries preventing folks from voting. Oh wait. That was the new black pansy party that did that.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 9:45:58 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Pay attention to the implication of the last part of this snippet. Midterm election in 2014 is CRUCIAL for stopping a full-scale Communist overthrow of America!


5 posted on 09/14/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

Agreed.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 9:49:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: mdittmar

The libs just can’t wrap their tiny little brains around the fact that it was the voters who tossed out the gun-grabbers and not the NRA. In their projected worldview, these particular voters are simply sheep who were led astray by the evil NRA.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 9:49:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mdittmar

Thank goodness for mid-term elections. The dem electorate always falls into a deep coma when it is not a national election. Let’s hope that it stays that way.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 9:52:55 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: mdittmar

Nothing like a little biased journalism. The left spent almost $3 million dollars on these two cretins, while gun rights supporters spent a little over half a million dollars on ousting them. Nothing like omitting inconvenient facts.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 9:55:03 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: mdittmar

This is called “kicking the legs out from under your opponent”. Very effective for taking them to the matt.

The arrogance of the few who think they are beyond consequences has just been jarringly shaken. By using asymmetrical tactics, a bill was rammed through the Colorado legislature and signed by the governor of that state, in the dark of night, so to speak. But the consequences of this bill were widely rejected by the constituents. This would seem not to be a wise strategy on the part of anyone holding elective office, and particularly when voters can voice their disapproval long before the next election. Ultimately, the elected representatives are either going to maintain an accurate reading on the temper of the voters, or they are out on their ears.

Maybe it wasn’t pitchforks and torches, but the ogres were driven back once more.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Dear Tex, I hate to rain on your parade, but there were NOT 1.2 million bikers physically in DC on 9-11-13. There may have been that many here in spirit, but not actually 1.2 million. There WERE several thousand that showed up and made the ride. Remember that it was a Wednesday, and most of the bikers I know, have jobs. I live in the DC area and heard the traffic reports for the 2 hours of the ride and the follow up of small groups going to the center of DC, where the planners had hoped to go if the Park Police would have issued the permit.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: mdittmar
Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

I sincerely hope we've made it more difficult to revive anti-Second Amendment bigotry schemes in Congress!

12 posted on 09/14/2013 10:22:22 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Washi
Gun control advocates, who outspent their opponents by a 7 to 1 ratio, say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new < add > Bloomberg-aided < /add > gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.
13 posted on 09/14/2013 10:31:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mdittmar

We must remain vigilant. They will never stop trying to limit our 2nd Amendment rights.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: alloysteel

You must repeal those bad laws enacted by the arrogant ousted politicians for the true vicyory.

If the laws are allowed to remain then the bad guys still win.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 10:46:39 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Standing Wolf

Colorado did good.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 11:06:37 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

When are these whacko birds in the DemoQuack Party going to get the message? We have a Second Amendment which protects the right to own guns, and the American people vote to enforce this right. These Democratic politicians were in otherwise liberal Democratic zones in CO, and STILL voted out over their anti-gun agenda.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 11:11:15 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: mdittmar

EVERY SINGLE STORY ABOUT GUN CONTROL ALWAYS HAS “After the Newtown Massacre which killed 20 children.”

These gun grabbers are ghouls. They have no shame dancing on the graves of children for their political goals of disarming Americans. They should be ashamed of themselves.

BUT, in the meantime someone send a box of Kleenex to DC. stat.


18 posted on 09/14/2013 11:11:15 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: mdittmar

“The NRA does its job better than our side does our job,” said Jim Kessler, a co-founder of Third Way, which advocates for centrist Democratic policies. “They know how to influence and intimidate elected people.”

This is an excuse. The NRA does far less “shaping” of the views of those who agree with it than the Left-Progressive-Liberal gun control groups do with those who eventually back them on gun control. Unlike the gun-control groups, the NRA is not a thought and opinion control group, it is a watchdog group that let’s those who already have an anti-gun control view what is happening, what their rights are being threatened with. Unlike the sheeple that join the gun control freaks, the NRA does not need to convince its supporters of the ills of exesssive gun control, it merely needs to be sure its supporters know that extreme gun control measures are being advocated.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 11:13:45 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: mdittmar
Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

If they're trying to lead with something distressing they're way off the mark. I say BRAVO! Proud of both CO and the NRA. Not only do we need to "stifle" and thwart further "gun control" efforts (everyone knows they are not really about gun control nor safety) - we need to roll back many of the current "gun control" laws that so infringe upon our rights and negatively impact public safety. It is time for an uncommon outbreak of common sense.

20 posted on 09/14/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: mdittmar

We should make “Morse” a verb for lawmakers. “Don’t morse me, bro!”


21 posted on 09/14/2013 12:45:19 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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the muscle shown by pro-gun groups and voters last week in Colorado will make it even harder to find converts

That is muscle shown by those that honor and defend the US Constitution to you..........


22 posted on 09/14/2013 1:30:56 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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Victor Head, the 28 y.o. plumber who organized the recall against Angela Giron in CO, should be getting national attention. His petition drive had a failure rate of 6%, the norm is 25-30%.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23746296/colorado-online-voter-system-could-play-role-recall-election


23 posted on 09/14/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Timber Rattler
The libs just can’t wrap their tiny little brains around the fact that it was the voters who tossed out the gun-grabbers and not the NRA.

AND, in the Pueblo recall, it was the Dems who voted her out, not just Repubs.

24 posted on 09/14/2013 4:42:00 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (SWAT stands for Storing Weapons for patriots to Attack Tyranny.)
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Giron’s voter suppression comments even challenged on CNN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNcWCxVIIkQ


25 posted on 09/14/2013 4:58:35 PM PDT by Atlantan
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