With the population shift out of California in recent years, the state of Colorado has been trending Democrat and their recent elections have proven that out. What was once a solidly conservative state has become more purple and liberal over the last few years, which has meant bidding adieu to certain freedoms. One such example is the right to bear arms. Anti-gun politicians in Colorado have recently been cracking down on the rights of citizens to carry firearms, and the people of Colorado are growing tired of the attacks. To that end, a group of concerned Coloradans began circulating a recall petition of a couple of Democrat lawmakers – State Senate President John Morse and state Senator Angela Giron.
These two politicians were ardent supporters of setting more stringent rules on gun ownership and on banning certain gun paraphernalia. This week, the people of their district let them know they were tired of their nanny-state leadership.
The voters of Pueblo and Colorado Springs have now voted out state Senators Morse and Giron. In what is definitely a win for liberty and Constitutional freedoms, the two Senators will be replaced with gun-rights supporting Republicans. While the Democrats still have the legislative upper hand, the addition of two Republican Senators will make their agenda more difficult to carry out. It also sends a hopeful message for the 2014 midterm elections — perhaps there is hope in Colorado yet. There may be a chance to turn the Purple state back to red.
Morse and Giron were both indignant about their losses, claiming victory even in their defeat. Morse said his vote to increase controls on guns was cast because of the horrible shooting in Newtown, CT. “We can’t continue to bury our children.” Giron was similarly “proud” of her vote and portrayed herself as heroic for casting it, saying, “This is not the wrong business to be fearful about doing the right thing.” That’s right, she is the morally superior one… and those who argue for liberty and freedom are wrong.
Well Ms. Giron, Colorado disagrees. “But in a state with rich gun culture and tradition, a majority of voters, however, disagree with the laws. According to a Quinnipiac University poll last month, voters in the state opposed the gun laws by a margin of 54%-40%.” See, Ms. Giron, Colorado thinks you are wrong, and if elected representatives don’t REPRESENT their constituents… they get FIRED.
Way to go, Colorado, way to go.
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