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    Will Colorado Senator Who Backed Gun Control Law Face State's First Ever Recall?

    Will Colorado Senator Who Backed Strict Gun Control Law Face State's First Ever Recall Election?

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/...ed-strict.html

    A Colorado lawmaker who championed some of the strictest gun laws in the country is now facing a possible recall after concerned citizens turned in twice the needed petition signatures to initiate the state's first ever recall election.

    Democratic Senate President John Morse sponsored the new gun laws in Colorado and originally backed an even stricter law that would have made gun owners liable for damage caused by their weapons. Because of this, citizens within the state have risen up and are set to possibly remove him from office.

    The Washington Post reported:

    The opponents of Democratic Senate President John Morse said they turned in twice as many signatures as needed Monday to put Morse back on the ballot. Carting white paper boxes of petitions, the gun-rights advocates said Morse will pay for backing a series of gun control measures that were signed into law earlier this year.

    “This shot will be heard around the world,” said Bill Adaska, a retired engineer from Denver who volunteered to gather recall signatures in Morse’s Colorado Springs district. “This is the race, right here, that’s going to show Washington and Chicago that when you come after our guns, we’re going to take you out.”

    Adaska is referring to a gun-control package that made Colorado the first state outside the East Coast to significantly ratchet back gun rights after last year’s mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Mass. The Colorado package included expanded background checks to include private and online gun sales, plus a 15-round limit on most types of ammunition magazines.

    Morse responded to the possible recall election by claiming, despite evidence that the signatures were gathered through local grassroots activism, that national gun groups such as the NRA were targeting him over his support of new gun laws in the wake of the horrific Sandy Hook Mass Shooting.

    “This turns into a national race,” Morse predicted.

    Even if he loses his seat, Morse said, the gun measures were too important not to adopt after a bloody 2012. He insisted that he’s never aspired to another office and wouldn’t mind losing his political career over the gun bills.

    “Keeping Coloradans safe from gun violence is very worth your political career,” Morse told reporters.

    Sadly, either Morse is either incredibly naive or outright lying when he claims that the laws that were passed in his state were passed to specifically protect children.

    Rather, as the facts have shown, most if not all of the reactionary laws passed before and after Sandy Hook would not have stopped the mass shooting in the first place. How taking away the gun rights of law-abiding citizens would somehow protect their children has also not been explained.

    As politicians and special interest groups continue their desperate bid to disarm the American people, these same Americans will continue to fight back (as they have done in Colorado).

    Colorado can and should be a building block for grassroots activism with a clear message. Attack our gun rights and you will lose office.

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    What's not reported above is that they needed 7,178 minimum to clear the recall hurdle. They turned in 16,046. The total number of people who voted for Morse in 2010 (that got him elected) is 13,451. Yeah, Morse is done. No doubt about that.

    Fear is that Morse will resign and Hickenliar will appoint a more anti-liberty dirtbag in his place. Morse has claimed he will not resign, but a hefty paying cushy administrative appointment to some obscure position may make him forget that claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiushky View Post
    What's not reported above is that they needed 7,178 minimum to clear the recall hurdle. They turned in 16,046. The total number of people who voted for Morse in 2010 (that got him elected) is 13,451. Yeah, Morse is done. No doubt about that.

    Fear is that Morse will resign and Hickenliar will appoint a more anti-liberty dirtbag in his place. Morse has claimed he will not resign, but a hefty paying cushy administrative appointment to some obscure position may make him forget that claim.
    Did you hear that Morse put out an SOS for more Bloomberg bucks?
    "BIG APPLE BUCKS: Morse Tells Post He Hopes Bloomberg Sends Some More Money"
    http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2013...me-more-money/
    "Senate President John Morse isn’t hiding his budding bromance with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg anymore ... Morse openly declares his fervent hope that Bloomberg rides to the rescue with some more cold hard cash for his recall defense campaign."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandallFlagg View Post
    Did you hear that Morse put out an SOS for more Bloomberg bucks?
    "BIG APPLE BUCKS: Morse Tells Post He Hopes Bloomberg Sends Some More Money"
    http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2013...me-more-money/
    "Senate President John Morse isn’t hiding his budding bromance with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg anymore ... Morse openly declares his fervent hope that Bloomberg rides to the rescue with some more cold hard cash for his recall defense campaign."
    I didn't see that. Morse is the guy saying that only outside money is being spent by those opposed to him (while taking more from outside sources himself). He's also the moron who claimed that the CO Sheriffs are siding with criminals while the head of his party just reversed 20 years of due process and gave a convicted murderer a pardon.

    I did read that Morse is backtracking a little on his "I'm in it to the end" ultimatum. Can't remember where I read it, but he said something to the effect of I plan to fight it, but if it's the best chance for the party I'll step down. Problem is, the guy Hickenlooper has in the wings (and the guy they will likely run in the recall election) is the local board member for Bloomberg's personal anti-liberty group Mayors Want to Take Away Your Rights (MAIG). This should get interesting.

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