The people of Colorado have spoken.
During the last session of the Legislature, the Democrats, spearheaded by Senate President John Morse, rammed through some extreme, unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership. One law banned the sale of magazines holding more than 15 rounds. Another law required background checks for ALL gun sales. (Note: these laws are opposed by 54 out of 64 county sheriffs.)
Senator Morse (to his everlasting shame) tried to shove through even more extreme laws than that–bills that died because they were too extreme for many of his fellow Democrats to stomach.
Well, the chickens have come home to roost. The Democrats now find that they overreached themselves in their power-mad spree of unconstitutional behavior. Morse and a fellow state senator were the targets of the first-ever recalls of state-level officials in Colorado.
Michael Bloomberg contributed $350,000 to fight the recall campaigns. There was a ton of other out-of-state money donated to Democrats.
Angela Giron, the other state senator recalled, represented a heavily Democratic district. Democrats make up about 47% of registered voters, while unaffiliated voters make up 29% and Republicans make up 23%. HOWEVER, she won only 44% of the vote–which means that a significant number of fellow Democrats voted against her.
John Morse’s ignominious career is now cut short. The Democrats still control the state government, but their margin is significantly smaller than it was until today. A single defection in the state Senate is potentially enough to torpedo their bills next year.
Previous to this, there had been only about 34 state-level recall attempts in the entire nation, with about half of them being successful. The fact that both of these succeeded is a shot across the bow for Democrats nationwide.
We here in Colorado have taken a giant step today toward restoring the freedom that we have lost.