John Morse, Angelo Giron recalled: Celebrating conservatives, lamenting progressives

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John Morse.
Late last night, it became official: Senator John Morse and Representative Angela Giron lost recall elections prompted by their support of firearms-control bills. The defeats thrilled gun-rights groups and conservatives, while disappointing progressives who'd recently rejoiced over the measures' passage. Below, get reactions from the National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and Compass Colorado on one side of the issue, Governor John Hickenlooper, ProgressNow Colorado and the state Democratic Party on the other.

Statement from the National Rifle Association:

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The profile photo of the National Rifle Association's Facebook page.
A historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado's Senate Districts 11 and 3 has resulted in the recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and Senator Angela Giron (D). The people of Colorado Springs and Pueblo sent a clear message to their elected officials that their primary job is to defend our rights and freedoms and that they are accountable to their constituents - not the dollars or social engineering agendas of anti-gun billionaires.

Recall proceedings began earlier this year after Sens. Morse and Giron voted for anti-gun legislation that restricted the ability of law-abiding residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights, including their inherent right to self-defense. This effort was driven by concerned citizens, who made phone calls, knocked on doors, and worked diligently to turn voters out in this historic effort.

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to have stood with the men and women in these legislative districts who sent a clear message that their Second Amendment rights are not for sale in Colorado. We look forward to working with NRA-PVF "A" rated and endorsed Bernie Herpin (R) from Colorado Springs and NRA-PVF "AQ" rated and endorsed George Rivera (R) from Pueblo in the Colorado State Senate.

Statement from Governor John Hickenlooper:

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Governor John Hickenlooper.
Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement...about the recall elections in Pueblo and El Paso counties:

"Our democracy gives the people the right to vote for their elected representatives.... Voters in two Senate districts have spoken. We are certainly disappointed by the outcome of the recall elections.

"It's now time we refocus again on what unites Coloradans -- creating jobs, educating our children, creating a healthier state -- and on finding ways to keep Colorado moving forward."

Continue for more reactions to the recalls of Senator John Morse and Representative Angela Giron over their support of gun-control legislation.



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phatgeek
phatgeek

"It's now time we refocus again on what unites Coloradans -- creating jobs, educating our children, creating a healthier state -- and on finding ways to keep Colorado moving forward." ...And repealing the laws passed by those A***holes.

vintago
vintago

When are they going to learn to leave the Constitution alone. It is and always has been the back bone of America. We The People have many more battles to fight and win. Keep drinking the 'TEA'....

stuka1
stuka1

And this is a defeat for Prohibitionists as well.  Now we need to get rid of Sickenlooper, HandCock, Charlie Brown, Paul Lopez, and Jeanne Robb.  FOR STARTERS.

ChickenLooperIsNext
ChickenLooperIsNext

Hickenlooper is next! We couldn't even get this clown to support A64, an issue near and dear to many a liberal heart. Commence the ousting, bitches. This is a good day for the people.

jima444
jima444

First graph: Ms. Giron is not a Representative, but a Senator.

dlafren
dlafren

Good Riddance. Legislators please get this message. Represent the constituents that put you in office or be replaced by someone who will!

Monkey
Monkey

The only way our silly gun-control laws passed in the first place is because self serving legislators voted for it. The people of Colorado would have never voted for such arbitrary and meaningless limitations.

SeeYaLater
SeeYaLater

This is great news....These two clowns are enemies of a free republic and dangerous to our liberties and freedoms.....I hope that this trend continues and we see more democracy in action nationwide...

SMARTIsReallyStupid
SMARTIsReallyStupid

Dear John and Angela,
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.  I hear Bloomberg needs a couple of new shine boys......Go fetch, bitches......

Erik Brack
Erik Brack

Only the people who actually got out to vote should be lamenting. The turnout was a joke.

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Yeah, Mike, it's not valuable to be responsible or accountable while still protecting our rights. Especially when it comes to people's lives. Sheesh, hate to hear what you consider valuable.

Becca Kreidler
Becca Kreidler

Dear John and Angela, Thanks for doing the right thing. Sorry about all the crazy people in rural Colorado. Move to Denver. We like people doing the right things around here.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@dlafren Thanks for posting, dlafren. We're going to make your post an upcoming Comment of the Day. Much appreciated.

WhoootOwl
WhoootOwl

@Erik Brack...

Not voting is a form of voting.... kind of like voting "Present" on a piece of Senate legislation. 

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@Becca Kreidler Mr. Morse now has an incredible platform on which to run for Governor in 2016 if he wants it.  Standing up to these bullies, knowing it could cost him his job, will play well in a general Colorado election, where gun control has strong popular support.

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@WhoootOwl What's a joke is holding an election in September of a non-election year, completely circumventing the constituency that voted for these representatives in the first place.

And is it not telling that fewer people voted in the election than names signed on the petitions to hold the vote?  This entire scenario is a hoax, and a waste of taxpayer money.

whosdp
whosdp

@steppesmusic You've been availing yourself of the new pot law, haven't you, steppes?  The standing Governor is now in jeopardy, thanks to passing this Bill.  Look at his milquetoast quote in this article!!

He has transformed from a Governor with little opposition, to a Governor in need of political cover.  Contrary to your assertion, that gun control has strong popular support in Colorado, the opposite is true, as Pueblo, the State's third largest city--and staunchly democrat--confirmed.

I'd not be surprised if Morse and Giron were offered positions as lobbyists for Bloomberg's mayors' group.  Their days as politicians are over...

whosdp
whosdp

@steppesmusic @WhoootOwl These two politicians moved far enough from the reservation to spark the VERY FIRST--EVER--recall election in CO.  They boldly crossed the line...then paid for it.

 One of the biggest reasons for low election turnout is polling.  Some people only vote if they feel their votes will make a difference.  More voters were persuaded to vote for the recall than against, despite a big disparity in spending by the 'no' side.

With two brand new Cabela's stores opening up, less than a month ago, the writing was on the wall...

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