Gun Culture

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

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Statement from the National Rifle Association: 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: 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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