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Old 09-11-2013, 12:29 AM
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DENVER (AP) Voters ousted two Colorado Democratic lawmakers Tuesday in the state's first ever legislative recall launched over their support for stricter gun laws after last year's mass shootings.

Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron both lost their jobs in an election seen as a national measure of popular support for gun legislation.

Angered by new limits on ammunition magazines and expanded background checks, gun-rights activists filed enough voter signatures for the recall elections the first for state legislators since Colorado adopted the procedure in 1912.

The recalls were seen as the latest chapter in the national debate over gun rights and, for some, a warning to lawmakers in swing states who might contemplate gun restrictions in the future.
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Great news. Hope the legislators get the message.
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Keep those scumbags for gun control scrambling for the exits, people! Good job.
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You mean the PEOPLE of the state had the opportunity to dump lawmakers and took it? File a Federal law suit, a judge knows better.
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Good job voters, send-em packin.
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Great news. Hope the legislators get the message.
I hope Congress gets the message. Mine did this morning from me, loud and clear.
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but the law remains intact. it is only to expand background checks and limit ammo. so no big imho. just another political show for the democrats and republicans to feel relevant come november.
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In the big picture, I can't help but think this is bad news...

When a politician is elected, they are elected for a full term (or to complete someone else's), and the only way they should be relieved of office is (obviously) criminal behavior or some form of malicious or unethical actions...

Setting up a recall based on nothing more than the way they voted on a particular issue shouldn't be legitimate grounds...I would understand if a politician campaigned on not doing something, but had a plan all along of doing it full tilt and deceived their constituents...That would be blatantly malicious and unethical...

But simply on the way they voted or pushed an issue?...getting them out is what the next scheduled election is for....Not reason to create a new election...

I didn't agree with the attempted recall of Governor Walker based on union pouting, and I don't agree with the recall based on the pouting of gun owners, here, either...

Actions like these are borderline mob rule...get enough people whipped up and you can overturn any past & fair elections...

I simply don't like the idea of "We elected you to your seat for X years, but if you ever vote for something we don't want you to, we won't wait until the X years end and elect someone else...We'll just throw you out as if the election that got you in never happened."...
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In the big picture, I can't help but think this is bad news...

When a politician is elected, they are elected for a full term (or to complete someone else's), and the only way they should be relieved of office is (obviously) criminal behavior or some form of malicious or unethical actions...

Setting up a recall based on nothing more than the way they voted on a particular issue shouldn't be legitimate grounds...I would understand if a politician campaigned on not doing something, but had a plan all along of doing it full tilt and deceived their constituents...That would be blatantly malicious and unethical...

But simply on the way they voted or pushed an issue?...getting them out is what the next scheduled election is for....Not reason to create a new election...

I didn't agree with the attempted recall of Governor Walker based on union pouting, and I don't agree with the recall based on the pouting of gun owners, here, either...

Actions like these are borderline mob rule...get enough people whipped up and you can overturn any past & fair elections...

I simply don't like the idea of "We elected you to your seat for X years, but if you ever vote for something we don't want you to, we won't wait until the X years end and elect someone else...We'll just throw you out as if the election that got you in never happened."...
In a republic representatives are elected based on their guiding principals as well as their stands on specific issues. As shown by the recall election results the voters didn't put these legislators in office to nullify the 2A. If voters cannot hold their representatives accountable quickly for their votes then legislators don't have to represent they dictate.
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