Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 11, 2013, 12:54 p.m. EST by grimwomyn
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For the first time in Colorado’s history, two lawmakers state have been recalled. The reason? Their support for stricter gun control measures.
John Morse, the state senate leader, and state senator Angela Giron were ousted Tuesday night in an effort that drew outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a champion of tighter gun restrictions, and the National Rifle Association. Morse, along with his fellow Democrats, had passed laws limiting ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and requiring universal background checks on all gun sales and transfers.
“I’ve grown up in the age of Columbine and the Aurora theater shooting, and John Morse has stood up to the N.R.A.,” Sachin Mathur, a freshman at Colorado College, told the Denver Post. “He did what was right.”
“I’m a little perplexed,” Giron said during her concession speech, “but this is what I know: I know that I have not one iota of regret from what I voted on.”
Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, sees hope in the face of this defeat, pointing out that, until recently, there hadn’t been an organized, well-financed push to challenge the N.R.A. “What we’re seeing is a thaw,” he said. “But it’s going to take time.”
Here is today’s report. http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/11/the-gun-report-september-11-2013/?smid=fb-share&_r=0