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Gun control advocates say Colorado recall stifling effort in Congress
fox ^ | September 14, 2013

Posted on 09/15/2013 5:48:38 PM PDT by Red Steel

Colorado's historic recall of two state legislators who backed new gun restrictions may have national repercussions, as advocates say the effort will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

In April, federal legislation expanding background check requirements for gun buyers fell five votes short in the Senate, 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."

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who was representing Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six school staffers were gunned down, in the House at the time of the shooting, said "the results of the recall were not good news."

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"My advice to Reid is, if there's any indication of change or movement in a positive direction, we should consider it. But so far I've not seen that," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., his party's chief Senate vote-counter.

Colorado voters last Tuesday removed two Democratic state lawmakers from office -- Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron -- and replaced them with Republicans who are gun-rights supporters.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/15/2013 5:48:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Good news.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Steel
My advice to Reid is, if there's any indication of change or movement in a positive direction, we should consider it. But so far I've not seen that," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Translation: "Let's hope for another massacre so we can get the public behind us".

3 posted on 09/15/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Red Steel

GOOD!


4 posted on 09/15/2013 5:51:54 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: tet68

Now all we have to do is recall about 80% of Congress and replace them with Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint and Rand Paul ideals individuals.

The Liberals, Socialists, Commies and RINOs can all get thrown out of office.


5 posted on 09/15/2013 5:51:55 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: Red Steel

Stifle, Edith.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 5:56:11 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red Steel
"Gun control advocates say Colorado recall stifling effort in Congress"

They say that like it's a bad thing.

7 posted on 09/15/2013 5:57:49 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Red Steel
-----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.----

Wait' I thought liberal gun grabbers loved "voters" expressing their rights to vote.... I guess not when the shoe is on the other foot...

8 posted on 09/15/2013 5:58:01 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Red Steel
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.

Once in awhile, a ray of sunshine pierces the general gloom.

9 posted on 09/15/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Red Steel

Well, we here in Colorado may have taken a good hit with these gun control bills, but we may roll back those bills after having first rolled back two major players in that garbage. As a second benefit, our successful recall of those two communists may have national chilling effects for all the other Communists in Congress and around the nation.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 6:00:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Red Steel

This is what you would call a political response to people trying to let the politicians know that they are wrong!

Of course most politicians do NOT want to be told that they are wrong so they rebel. Most do finally realize that they do have to abide by their constituents desires (as they did elect them) and eventually do what they must. The problem is that they continue to be flamed by their money providers so they (with no decent opinions of their own) try to do what their money providers wish. Therefore the old saying of money buys the law usually works.

We call this corrupt politics at work! They are called the Democratic Party!


11 posted on 09/15/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT by Deagle (uently...)
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To: Red Steel

Well I should hope so!


12 posted on 09/15/2013 6:01:26 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Red Steel; All

You know Gun Control is a loser issue when a group called Third Way cannot even get its DNC supporters on board with Gun Control...much less Third Way GOPers


13 posted on 09/15/2013 6:05:52 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (A person who does not want to tariff Communist Chinese goods has no problem with taxing you)
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To: Red Steel

14 posted on 09/15/2013 6:05:59 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: CodeToad

I’m fervently praying that the recall wave will hit California soon.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 6:09:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Red Steel
advocates say the effort will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

What's the downside to this?

16 posted on 09/15/2013 6:33:27 PM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: Red Steel

Great news. Thanks, Red Steel!


17 posted on 09/15/2013 6:36:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Red Steel

You listening Toomey? You POS.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 6:37:31 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Yo-Yo

Complacency is the mother of defeat


19 posted on 09/15/2013 6:41:59 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Red Steel

Re: Mark Glaze, executive director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said the NRA “cherry-picked” two vulnerable legislators to target.

Sure they did. Giron’s district went for obozo by 20 percentage points. Once again, all the antis have is lie after lie.


20 posted on 09/15/2013 6:42:29 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Steel

This election reminds me of a sign I saw at a Tea Party rally: THIS time we come in peace.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 6:47:31 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Steel

Stifle on! Their doing nothing and our getting them all out is good for the Country.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 6:49:20 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: King_Corey

“The Liberals, Socialists, Commies and RINOs can all get thrown out of office.”

The RINOs need to be the first to go, not the last!


23 posted on 09/15/2013 6:55:21 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hehe... Great sign! Too bad though that that time may have passed.


24 posted on 09/15/2013 7:05:56 PM PDT by Deagle (uently...)
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To: Enterprise

Everybody is too busy trying to figure out which bathroom their child is going to use to get involved in a recall vote.


25 posted on 09/15/2013 7:44:58 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Red Steel

Colorado’s message is to simply leave the citizens alone.


26 posted on 09/15/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Red Steel
Gun control advocates say Colorado recall stifling effort in Congress

You're enemies of my RIGHTS. This time my rights won a round (for once!). Your tears are truly delicious! GFY

27 posted on 09/15/2013 8:47:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And the NRA didn’t even get involved until after the locals got the recall rolling. Those guys at the NRA must truly be political masterminds if they can get only the voters who have a vulnerable collectivist to come ask for help.


28 posted on 09/15/2013 8:52:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Red Steel
...centrist Democratic policies...

There's no such thing.

29 posted on 09/15/2013 9:40:37 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Red Steel

they advocate taking away civil rights...


30 posted on 09/16/2013 7:09:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Steel
[Article headline]
"Gun control advocates say Colorado recall stifling effort in Congress"

That's like saying that elections stifle seniority.

Or that prosecutors stifle left-handed "capital formation" (peculation, bribery, graft, embezzlement).

Or that Army VD training films stifle R&R good times.

Morons.

31 posted on 09/16/2013 4:57:46 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: facedown
...centrist Democratic policies...

There's no such thing.

Party poop. Pointing out the essential lie ....

32 posted on 09/16/2013 5:01:51 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Red Steel

Allright Fox News. 1st amendment controls stifled by patriots.

Get off my head.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 5:02:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Deagle
The problem is that they continue to be flamed by their money providers so they (with no decent opinions of their own) try to do what their money providers wish. Therefore the old saying of money buys the law usually works.

Knowledge becoming generalized, of who the flamers and bagmen are, could lead to an excessive occurrence of bagmen and bundlers and NGO boardmembers and policy-maven supermen being discovered in rivers around the country.

34 posted on 09/16/2013 5:08:35 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Red Steel
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"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."

The old "if only people understood the issues better, we'd win in a walkover" song .... Somehow I don't think that's what he really meant.

Imagine. Elected poltroons intimidated by the People! Oh, the ignominy!

P.S.: "centrist Democratic policies" = oxymoron of the week

36 posted on 09/16/2013 5:22:39 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

What does everyone think? Will the Navy Yard massacre put anti-rights legislation over the top? Will the typically knock-kneed RINOs cave, or will the Colorado recall results help stiffen their spines more than the latest tragedy hurts?


37 posted on 09/16/2013 5:33:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
I don't think it'll make a difference. It'll make Dims and their allies in Congress tense up because the incident was close to home, but it'll wind up having the same net impact as the moron who sprayed the White House a few years ago with his ultra-powerful </sneer> SKS, while the Secret Service countersnipers on the W.H. roof dawdled over deciding whether to kill him. Fortunately, John Q. Citizen jumped the guy and disarmed him , saving his life.
38 posted on 09/16/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; All

I don’t know, Newtown came uncomfortably close (to passing anti-rights legislation even the PROPONENTS admitted wouldn’t have helped!!).

I’m hoping the repetition of this type incident doesn’t inflame the LIV’s enough to scare the RINO’s. Doesn’t take much, they’re a pretty timid crowd.


39 posted on 09/16/2013 6:17:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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