Anti-Gun Colorado Legislators Face Recall

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Max Slowik

Following the passage of several new and strict gun control laws, four Colorado legislators are facing recall elections. The new bills make Colorado one of the least gun-friendly states in the nation, an about-face from its position in years past.

Several groups, including the Basic Freedom Defense Fund, the Pueblo Freedom and Rights organization and I Am Created Equal are targeting state Rep. Mike McLachlan and state Sens. Angela Giron, Evie Hudak and John Morse, Colorado state senate president and fighting for the restoration of Colorado residents’ gun rights.

These groups are backed by a large percentage of Coloradans. According to a recent poll examined by the Weekly Standard, a majority of Colorado residents oppose some, if not all of the recent gun control bills passed, which include mandatory background checks, taxes on all gun transfers and a magazine capacity limit of 15 rounds.

“Democratic legislators also have to be mindful that even members of their own partisan coalition are conflicted about this proposed legislation, said pollster Rob Autry, of Public Opinion Strategies. “While only 8% of Democrats oppose all of the gun control measures we tested, 70% of Democratic voters oppose one or some combination of the proposals (either the comprehensive package, the background checks, the liability claim, or the high-capacity magazine ban).”

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