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  • Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists

    11/15/2013 10:10:20 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    The Capitol City Project. ^ | November 15, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    A supporter of Colorado State Senator, and gun control champion, Evie Hudak was captured on video threatening to “go home and get a gun and come back and kill” recall activists as they tried to gather signatures for a new recall effort against Ms. Hudak. ... The Recall Hudak Too organizers are hoping to follow up successful recalls of two other anti-gun Colorado State Senators earlier this year. Both State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron were thrown out of office by voters over their support for controversial gun control measures. Hudak supported the same measures. Ms....
  • Possible voter fraud cases sent to DA (Gun Grabber Morse's Recall Election)

    11/02/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    The Gazette ^ | November 1, 2013 | 9:05 pm | Megan Schrader
    El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams has forwarded 18 cases of potential voter fraud from the September recall election of Sen. John Morse to the district attorney for investigation. The cases are a variety of possible fraudulent votes perpetrated by Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters during the successful recall of Morse from his Senate District 11 seat. Some of the cases were caught when signatures on absentee or mail-in ballots didn't match those on file, clerk's office spokesman Ryan Parsell said. The office attempted to contact those voters for confirmation they had voted, he said, and when that...
  • Herpin, Rivera Sworn in to Replace Recalled Dems as Morse Takes Parting Shot ( CO recalls )

    10/05/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Six months ago, Bernie Herpin assumed his best political days were behind him. He had lost his reelection bid for Colorado Springs city council and he was approaching his 70th birthday. “I just figured I was done with politics,” said Herpin. It turns out he was wrong. On Thursday, Republicans Herpin and George Rivera were sworn in as the newest members of the Colorado state Senate, replacing the two Democrats ousted in last month’s historic recall elections. ... Pro-Democrat groups outspent the recallers by at least 6 to 1, which resulted in a few tense moments for the GOP campaigns....
  • Colorado Dems: "It's about voter suppression"

    09/14/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Democrats apparently can never just loose an election.  Something sinister, even illegal, must be the reason. "I'm not sure what happened," former State Senator Angela Giron told the Denver Post the morning after she was trounced in a first of its kind recall election in Colorado.  Now, she's got a different story – voter suppression.Angela Giron lost her Senate District 3 seat in Pueblo, Colorado in a recall election last Tuesday by more than 12 points, 56.0% to 43.9%.   This is particularly stunning as hers is a district composed of nearly 50% registered Democrats. Barack Obama won the district by nearly 20...
  • Waking a Sleeping Giant in Colorado

    09/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 sept 2013 | John Lott
    Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national “referendum on guns.” Indeed, the defeat of state-senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control. But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of “voter suppression, pure and simple” (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Responds to Colorado Recall Election Results

    09/11/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 49 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado: “The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. From the outset,...
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a “sporting sequester” boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as “purely symbolic,” those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • Colorado Voters Aim is True

    09/11/2013 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/11/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Last night's recall elections, the first two in the history of Colorado, were hugely successful in driving two democratic state senators from office. John Morse and Angela Giron, were both recalled yesterday, in which the nation looked on as a referendum for gun control. Giron's loss was somewhat unexpected, since democrats outnumber republicans in that district, by a whopping 47% to 23%. Since the recall petitions went out, the elections have been seen of national importance for both sides. Gun control has always been a national issue that have led to certain defeat on election day, but forces within the...
  • It Was A Terrible Night For Michael Bloomberg

    09/11/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11 September 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In two high-profile elections on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a big loser. The first came in his backyard of New York, where Democratic voters are on the verge of making Bill de Blasio their nominee for mayor. ... But perhaps the bigger loss for Bloomberg came in Colorado, where two Democratic state lawmakers were recalled after backing stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. The NRA headlined its press release celebrating the recall elections, "Michael Bloomberg Suffers Resounding Defeat."...
  • Recall Vote Throws Wrench in Colorado’s Liberal Shift

    09/11/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 9/11/13 | David Von Drehle
    Any wind still left in the sails of gun control advocates likely died—at least for now—when Colorado voters successfully recalled two state senators on Sept. 10. This stern punishment came after lawmakers in the Mile High state toughened regulations on background checks and limited the size of ammo magazines. It was a rout. Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg led a team of deep-pocketed out-of-towners in trying to rescue state senate president John Morse and his colleague Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats. But the grassroots rebellion, fanned and funded by the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups, was...
  • Total recall: Gun-control advocates get booted from Colorado office

    09/11/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>
  • Gun Control Dems Kicked Out of Office in Colorade

    09/11/2013 8:01:21 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-11-2013 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado voters kicked Democratic state senators John Morse and Angela Giron out of office Tuesday, the first legislators in the state’s 137-year history to be recalled by their constituents. The Democrats were targeted for their support of strict new gun laws that have drawn both opposition and support since they were passed by a Democratic-controlled state legislature earlier this year, but the opponents had final say in the hard-fought races. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/11/gun-control-dems-kicked-out-of-office-in-colorado/#ixzz2eb3FVQUY
  • Pack your bags! Colorado senators ousted for anti-gun laws

    09/11/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-11 | Steve Adcock
    The people of Colorado have spoken. In the state’s first ever recall election, voters successfully recalled senators John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of anti-liberty gun control legislation passed earlier in the year, sending a message that the destruction of freedom will not be tolerated – in the state of Colorado. Morse lost by less than 400 votes in his hotly-contested district of Colorado Springs. Giron lost by several thousand in Pueblo. Democrats will still maintain control of the state legislature, although the state’s Democratic governor might be next on the list of politicians to recall. Coloradans fought...
  • Colorado state senators recalled over gun control support

    09/11/2013 2:19:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013
    Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.
  • Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall

    09/11/2013 5:19:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/13 | Awr Hawkins
    From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado's new gun control laws as well. When the gun control measures were passed, and then signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper (D) on March 20, Coloradans in Giron and Morse's districts felt hoodwinked. El Paso County Sherrif Terry Maketa said, "The two senators dismissed [their...
  • "BIG GULP!", SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERG

    09/11/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 9/11/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Last night, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was heard to issue a big gulp. The stridently anti-gun Mayor, who wishes to impose his hoplophobic vision on the rest of the country, was defeated soundly, and twice, as two of his Colorado-based cronies were both defeated in the first recall votes in Colorado State Legislature history.Both Senator John Morse -- himself the Senate Majority Leader -- and Senator Angela Giron voted for onerous and far-reaching gun control measures in Colorado in March of 2013, including a ban on the purchase of normal-capacity magazines (HB1224).The reaction by gun-owners in the firearms-friendly...
  • The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.

    09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    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...
  • WE WON!!! MORSE CONCEDES Colorado recall

    09/10/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Colorado Doug · 148 replies
    Several | 09-09-2013 | Self
    FLASH: Sen. John Morse of Colorado Springs concedes, falls in historic recall vote dpo.st/1dZjpJS #COrecall http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=202731&ThemeId=9264# I will add more links as we go.
  • Colorado Recall Turns Violent: Citizen Journos Attacked

    09/10/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 9, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Citizen journalists and activists with Revealing Politics were attacked as they filmed outside of polling places ahead of Colorado’s contentious recall. The journos can be seen on tape quietly going about their work when one videographer is repeatedly physically attacked by a man. ... The Colorado recall election of Senate President John Morse is one of the most nationally watched political events in the country. With the passage of a poorly-written and difficult to understand bill that now allows for same-day voter registration in effect for the recall elections, it became clear to Revealing Politics that we need to shine...
  • CO Dem: Gun Control Doomed if Recall Succeeds

    09/09/2013 10:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Heading into the September 10th recall elections of Colorado state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), it is important for voters to remember Giron's admission that if either she or Morse falls it will be detrimental to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control dreams. Giron's said: "For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that." ... a vote against Giron is a vote to stop Bloomberg's runaway gun control agenda.
  • Why Morse Will Lose: Ground Report

    09/09/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 12 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 9/9/13 | Shout Bits
    As with the Romney campaign, I spent some time knocking on doors in support of the Sen. Morse recall effort. As with Romney, walking through unfamiliar neighborhoods and speaking with complete strangers is an education everyone should experience. Unlike with Romney, the Morse recall campaign is a winner, driven by motivated enthusiastic volunteers. Political observers nationwide know Colorado Senate President John Morse as a leader in passing the state's radical anti-gun laws. Thanks to Morse, nearly every modern pistol is now illegal, parents may not lend weapons to their children, and several hundred manufacturing jobs are leaving the State. The...
  • Early Voting Turnout in Colorado Recall on Par with Presidential Levels

    09/09/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/9/13 | Awr Hawkins
    Early voting in Colorado's recall elections is being described as on par with the kind of the turnout polling officials see for a presidential election. Many onlookers believe this does not bode well for state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs), as it seems a continuation of the passion that drove the petition process for the recall election to begin with. According to Fox News lines in Morse's El Paso County district during early voting were so long on September 5 that they had to open voting centers early on September 6. Keep in mind, more people...
  • Jon Caldara to vote in El Paso County today even though he lives in Boulder County

    09/07/2013 11:19:58 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 09/07/2013 | TheDenverChannel
    DENVER - Political stuntman Jon Caldara plans to vote Saturday in El Paso County's recall election even though he lives in Boulder, a move critics claim is voter fraud but that Caldara says shows problems with a new election law Democrats passed.
  • Colorado sheriffs rally behind recall, against Michael Bloomberg

    09/06/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2013 | Al Maurer
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sheriffs from El Paso, Douglas, Teller, Weld, Cheyenne, and Gilpin Counties held a Colorado Springs rally to show their support for citizen efforts to recall two state senators who, speakers said, had violated the people’s trust and the Colorado Constitution. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa began by saying that Senate President John Morse wouldn’t listen to the Colorado sheriffs during March 4th hearings, so now on September 4th, exactly six months later, they “are going to hear from us now.” Calling New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group “Illegal Mayors Against Guns,” Sheriff Maketa said...
  • Gun Control. Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race

    09/03/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 28, 2013 | ALEC MACGILLIS
    Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept. 10 as a result of voting for new gun restrictions earlier this year, did not hesitate when I asked her over the weekend what the recall meant for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the rest of the national gun-control movement. “For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that,” she said. ... Bloomberg’s heavy investment in the race has become an easy...
  • Herpin Hits Morse For Not Protecting Children From Predators ( CO Recalls )

    08/30/2013 5:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 28, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse, who is battling a recall, took another hit Tuesday when Republican Bernie Herpin vowed to take a leadership role in passing legislation to protect children from sexual predators. It was a thinly veiled attack on Morse’s voting record. “As a father of three daughters and the grandfather of six young grandchildren, the safety of our children is an important issue for me,” declared Herpin. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association hammered Morse earlier this month for claiming he passed laws to protect children from being victimized by sex offenders. Not so, declared CSPPA, referring to...
  • Hickenlooper Swings Into Action For Morse, Giron ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/30/2013 5:02:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Pols ^ | August 29, 2013
    In a nationwide appeal sent moments ago via the Democratic National Committee, Gov. John Hickenlooper throws down hard against the upcoming recall elections of Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. ... Expanding background checks to cover all gun sales prevents violent criminals from acquiring guns. That means safer communities while also respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Coloradans. These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government. They are intended to intimidate and punish a select number of Democratic legislators for daring to vote their conscience — for daring to...
  • Facing recalls, Morse, Giron challenge TV ad, mailer ( CO Gun Grabber Recalls )

    08/28/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    With less than two weeks until voters cast ballots in the first two recall elections in Colorado history, both state lawmakers defending their seats are taking legal action– again. On Tuesday, an attorney for Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, filed a cease and desist order with Xfinity asking the cable provider to stop airing an ad by a group supporting their recall ... Also Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on whether voters must vote yes or no on the first question of the two-part recall ballot —...
  • Bloomberg gives $350K to Morse, Giron recall defense ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/27/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote a personal check for $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the issues committee fighting the recalls targeting Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron. ... Billionaire Eli Broad also wrote a $250,000 check to the organization, which raised a total of $708,000 in contributions between April and Aug. 22. With exactly two weeks remaining until the Sept. 10 recall elections that will determine the fate of Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo
  • MORSE UNDER FIRE: Colorado Springs Leaders Blast Senate President On Ethics, Child Predator Laws

    08/23/2013 12:50:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | August 23, 2013
    Senate President John Morse is under fire from local Colorado Springs leaders, from the police association to the City Council President, for his ethical improprieties and votes against harsher penalties for child predators. Yesterday, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association sent out a robocall to 17,000 households in Colorado Springs, laying into Morse over his opposition to tougher laws against “violent sexual predators who prey on children.” ... Adding to the assault, Morse’s Republican challenger Bernie Herpin is piling on today with attacks on Morse’s ethical problems – which coincide with a TV ad running on Morse’s ethics investigation. Even...
  • Anti-Gun Groups Mobilizing in Colordado

    08/22/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT · by relio6 · 67 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/22/2013 | N Ilar
    In Colorado there's a calling to vote Yes to recall anti-gun state senators - John Morse (D-11) and Angela Giron (D-3). These two can create a “a wave of fear that runs across every state legislator across the country.” To counter this recall, Gun control group headed by Mark Kelly & Gabby Giffords have television ads running to urge Coloradan to vote "NO" on the recall. westernshootingjournal.com/second-amendment/anti-gun-groups-mobilizing-in-colorado/
  • “BORING” & “TEDIOUS”: John Morse No Fan Of Talking To Constituents ( CO Gun Grabber )

    08/17/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 15, 2013
    Senate President John Morse, facing a historic recall election over his anti-gun votes, was a little too honest in a Colorado Springs Gazette article today, saying that talking to his constituents door-to-door is “boring” and “tedious.” Usually it’s not smart politically to say you’re bored by talking with the very people you are seeking to keep you in office. ... This is not the first time Morse has spoken derisively of contact with constituents. When on MSNBC during the gun debate, Morse bragged about advising his fellow Democratic Senators to ignore emails from their constituents.
  • Shadowy Dem Operative Looms Large in Recall Fundraising ( Colorado Gun Grabbers )

    08/16/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The most pivotal figure in the Colorado recall election may be an unseen Kentucky woman who’s directing the Democratic fundraising. Julie Wells, the registered agent for more than two dozen groups since 2006 raising and spending millions to benefit Democrats, is also the registered or designated filing agent for at least two committees contributing funds and airing ads on behalf of Democratic state Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse. Her latest group is We Can Do Better, Colorado, which launched a television spot Thursday accusing Republican recall candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera of supporting personhood, the Colorado Democratic Party’s...
  • RECALL AD: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Hits Morse On “Toxicity” (CO Gun Grabber)

    08/15/2013 2:46:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | August 14, 2013 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    A new TV ad by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners slams Senate President John Morse for his labeling emails from constituents as “toxic.” The one minute spot uses a clip from when Morse went on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC during the gun control debate and proudly proclaimed that he was advising his caucus to stop reading their emails and vote for the gun bills. It’s the second ad from a Dudley Brown gun group, after a National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) ad ran last month. Every major gun group, from the NRA to RMGO, was absent in getting...
  • Colorado Springs Police Protective Association Backs Morse Recall ( CO Gun Grabber )

    08/15/2013 9:19:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 15, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Battling a recall election, Senate President John Morse has boasted that police support him and his impassioned push for gun-control laws. But in his own backyard, a police association want Morse booted out of office. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, which represents more than 800 city law enforcement members, held a press conference Wednesday to encourage voters to vote “yes” to recall Morse. They also endorsed Republican Bernie Herpin to replace Morse. “We are asking the citizens of Senate District 11 to vote yes to recall John Morse and replace him with Bernie Herpin to give us an actual...
  • Democrats will appeal judge’s ruling on mail ballots in recall ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/14/2013 5:52:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    Just as the Secretary of State’s office and county clerks are scrambling to revamp an election plan for recalls on Sept. 10 that can no longer involve mail ballots, Democrats have decided to appeal Monday’s district court ruling to the Colorado Supreme Court. The official appeal will be filed Tuesday, Mark Grueskin, the Democrats’ attorney, told FOX31 Denver. On Monday, Grueskin tried to persuade Judge Robert McGahey to toss a lawsuit from Colorado Libertarians, who argued that the state constitution allows them to submit petition signatures to make the ballot up to 15 days from the actual election. A new...
  • Colorado’s Gun-Control Recall: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Reformers?

    08/08/2013 3:07:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 7, 2013 | Joshua Spivak
    After nearly two decades of continual victories in state legislatures, gun-rights proponents have suddenly hit some turbulence. Despite paralysis on the issue in Washington, mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and elsewhere have led five states to tighten their gun laws. Four of those states are liberal bastions, but the fifth is the formerly red state of Colorado, home of not only Aurora but also the Columbine massacre. Unsurprisingly, the Centennial State is also where the gun lobby is looking to make a statement in return – with recalls set to take place September 10 against two state...
  • “FALSE”: KRDO Slams Giron & Morse Defense Ads For “Low Blow” Attacks That Aren’t True

    08/04/2013 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 2, 2013 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    KRDO, a local TV station covering Colorado Springs and Pueblo, did a fact check on new recall defense TV ads for State Senators Angela Giron and John Morse and found them full of “false” and “misleading” attacks they characterized as “low blows.” And just like The Denver Post did, KRDO notes the fact that Giron and Morse completely ignore their gun control votes in recall ads that came about due to those very votes. Notably missing from both ads is any mention of the controversial gun control legislation that sparked the recall efforts. Another similarity is misleading information about exactly...
  • Colorado Recalls Make History: Bloomberg-Biden toadies are learning something about voter rejection.

    08/02/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.13 | ROSS KAMINSKY
    In nearly 140 years of Colorado history, it’s never happened before. This year it is happening twice: Two legislators, both Democratic members of the Colorado State Senate, will face recall elections after the Democrat-controlled legislature, bullied by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden, and supported by Governor John “I’m a Moderate” Hickenlooper, passed heavy-handed and unpopular restrictions on gun rights in the Centennial State. The senators in question are Angela Giron (Pueblo) and John Morse (CO Springs), the latter being the... --snip-- The Secretary of State’s office has issued a notice that they intend to...
  • Bloomberg May Rally Behind Colorado Senators Facing Recall

    07/31/2013 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 7/31/13 | Max Slowik
    Democratic New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is considering assisting two pro-gun control Colorado senators facing a recall election after pushing through a sizable and strict gun control package in their state. The state senators, Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and senate president John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) were critical in narrowly passing the gun laws over objections of their constituents. Bloomberg hired lobbyists to operate in Colorado for the duration of the gun control debate that passed several new anti-gun laws including mandatory background checks and magazine capacity limits. Bloomberg was also in communication with Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who signed the controversial...
  • Gun rights advocates launch ad

    07/30/2013 6:29:42 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 4 replies
    the denver channel ^ | 7-30-2013 | Molly Hendrickson,Lauren Bradley
    DENVER - Colorado’s state senate president, who already faces a recall election in September, is now being called a puppet for an East Coast agenda in a new commercial. The 30 second ad produced by the National Association for Gun Rights asks “Who’s pulling John Morse’s Strings?”
  • Morse Blasted for Ducking Voters and Running Radio Ads “Full of Lies” ( CO Gun Grabber )

    07/29/2013 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | July 29, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse is touting his voting record over the past seven years in flyers and radio ads to fight an impending Sept. 10 recall election. But, Morse has faced criticism for avoiding direct confrontation with voters. That duck-and-cover maneuver set off a sizzling commentary Saturday when Morse apparently again refused requests to appear on Jeff Crank’s KVOR talk radio show to answer callers’ questions even as Morse is airing his anti-recall ads on the radio station – ads Crank says are filled with “inaccuracies.” As the verbal dustup occurred on the air, SD 11 Republican candidate Bernie...
  • New York Times weighs in on ‘vindictive’ recall of Colorado Dems

    07/27/2013 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:23 PM 07/26/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Two Democratic Colorado state senators who are facing recall elections on Sept. 10 got The New York Times’ endorsement Friday. The Gray Lady came out with an editorial calling the ballot-box showdown an important “barometer of whether the public, which repeatedly registers support for tougher gun controls in surveys, will show up at the ballot to defend politicians who bucked the gun lobby.” The editorial plainly characterized the recalls of Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron as a fight between common-sense politicians and “the reckless agenda” of the National Rifle Association, which it said Colorado has traditionally embraced....
  • Facing recall, Morse to file criminal complaint Monday

    07/22/2013 5:42:40 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 22July13 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Supporters of state Senate President John Morse, who faces a recall election in early September, will file a criminal complaint Monday asking for an investigation into thousands of recall petition signatures they believe were forged. On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order scheduling recall elections against Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, both under fire from constituents for supporting gun control legislation earlier this year, to take place on Sept. 10
  • Facing recall, Morse to file criminal complaint Monday ( CO Gun Grabber )

    07/22/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | July 21, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Supporters of state Senate President John Morse, who faces a recall election in early September, will file a criminal complaint Monday asking for an investigation into thousands of recall petition signatures they believe were forged. On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order scheduling recall elections against Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, both under fire from constituents for supporting gun control legislation earlier this year, to take place on Sept. 10. That order came just hours after a Denver district judge ruled against the two lawmakers, both Democrats, who’d challenged the Secretary of State’s certification of the signatures...
  • Morse lawyer: Gessler’s office should recuse itself from recall hearings (Colorado Recall)

    07/03/2013 12:59:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 01:51pm, July 3, 2013 | Eli Stokols,
    DENVER — In a surprise move Wednesday morning, the attorney for two Democratic lawmakers facing recall elections asked the Secretary of State’s office to recuse itself from ruling on protests. Mark Grueskin asked Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert, a former judge who is presiding over protest hearings in both recalls, to recuse herself because her boss, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, actually advised Republicans in Pueblo on how to wage a successful recall against Sen. Angela Giron. “A recall election is brutal so you need to get all your ducks in a row,” Gessler advised a group of 100...
  • Colorado recall efforts get ugly ahead of key ruling (Dem Sen. Giron Supporter Arrested)

    07/02/2013 10:54:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:47 AM 07/03/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Recall efforts against two Colorado Democrats are reaching a fever pitch ahead of an expected ruling on Wednesday on whether a petition recalling Senate President John Morse contained the right language to proceed with an election. Supporters of both Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron have argued that the petitions circulated in their districts — both of which were certified by the secretary of state to have had enough signatures to move forward — should be tossed out because they do not specify that there will be elections to replace the ousted lawmakers. A hearing on Morse’s complaint was held...
  • Magpul Donates ‘High Capacity’ Mags for Recall of Pro-Gun Control Dems (20,000 Mags)

    07/01/2013 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Tuesday, July 02, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-Magpul Industries donated 20,000 so called “high capacity” magazines to a June 29 2013 gun rights rally in Glendale, CO, for the purpose of raising money for the recall of state Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron–two Democrats who both supported the gun control measures that become law on July 1 2013. The Denver Post reported that the rally was sponsored by Free Colorado, “a nonprofit group that advocates for firearms rights.” Denver-based Magpul makes 30-round magazines for AR-15 rifles, and the company made news in early March by promising to take its$85 million in annual profit...
  • Recall organizers: Morse team ‘harassing, intimidating’ petition signers (CO)

    07/01/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 01:45pm, July 1, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — The back-and-forth continues between constituents of embattled Senate President John Morse over which side’s tactics in an ongoing recall fight are more deplorable. On Monday, the group leading the charge to recall Morse, D-Colorado Springs, for his support of gun control legislation, held a press conference and accused Morse’s team of harassing and intimidating those who signed recall petitions over the past several months. “We have a constituent who was called and threatened that he might be audited,” said Jennifer Kerns, a spokeswoman for the group Basic Freedoms Defense Fund. “We have a senior citizen who was contacted...
  • Sen. Angela Giron recall moves ahead with signatures verified (2nd CO Recall)

    06/25/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 02:17pm, June 24, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Monday afternoon that the group seeking to recall Sen. Angela Giron turned in enough valid signatures to force a special recall election later this year. That makes Giron, D-Pueblo, the second state lawmaker who could be recalled for her support of a Democratic package of gun control legislation earlier this year. Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, is also facing a recall. Of the 13,466 submitted by the group Pueblo Freedom and Rights, 12,648 were deemed valid, enough to clear the11,285 signature threshold — 25 percent of the votes cast in...