Oppose the Second Amendment… Pay The Price

By Dave Dolbee published on in General, News

They say all politics are local. Perhaps that is still true, but if you asked Colorado’s Senate president, John Morse, he may tell you otherwise. That’s likely because he could soon make Colorado political history—by being the first lawmaker in the state to be recalled. Donations to support his recall have come from much more than simply local advocates. In fact, they have been attributed to every corner of the nation, from Washington D.C. to Alaska.

Morse was first elected to the Colorado Senate in 2006 and reelected in 2010. He is term-limited after next year and—if he survives the recall—will be the first state lawmaker in Colorado to face a recall election; nationally he is only the fifth to ever face such a vote. Of the first four, three were recalled which bodes well for Second Amendment advocates.

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Magpul was an industry leading voice in opposition to the newlegislation and based in Colorado while the legislation was being proposed.

The reason for Morse’s recall should not be much of a surprise. He represents a historically conservative district, but has proven to be a staunch advocate of gun control demonstrated by his support of background checks for private and online gun sales and laws that limit magazines to a maximum of 15 rounds. According to the individuals that filed the petition, Morse’s actions do not represent the will of his district.

The entire endeavor has been a huge success for Second Amendment advocates. Recall organizers gathered more than twice the number of signatures necessary to force a special election, which according to at least one report was more than the total number of votes Morse received in the last election.

Morse could resign and his seat would remain in Democratic hands with an appointed successor. However, indications thus far are pointing to Morse fighting to keep his seat. A resignation would be a victory for Second Amendment advocates, but unseating the Senate leader will send a much stronger message that will be heard across the nation and at all levels of political leadership.

Morse is only one of four Democrats being targeted for recall and the chances of success look positive. Robert Harris, one of the individuals responsible for filing the petition was quoted as saying, “We had many Democrats who came up to our volunteers and told them they had voted for Morse, and they needed to rectify that situation by signing the petition.”

A recall would reverberate across the nation and show the political will of the people without the damper of the liber media. It may be the best tactic to send a chill up the spines of lawmakers and cause them to consider the ramifications of whimsical and abusive gun control measures such as those recently signed into Colorado law.

With Morse as the pawn in the middle, the real fight is shaping up to be the NRA against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. An overstatement perhaps, but it will certainly play that way across mainstream media.


In support of the Second Amendment in Colorado, Magpul introduced a limited run of magazines with custom graphics and the proceeds going to to support the fight.

Morse has two weeks after petition signatures are validated to challenge the results. However, as soon as the secretary of state deems the recall effort valid, residents of the district may file candidate affidavits. Afterward, the special election would likely be held in early September.

The big take away from this effort is that politics are not local. Industries, businesses and citizens beyond Colorado’s borders were all affected by the legislation. As a result they came together pooling money and resources in a united display of indignation. As the recall effort progresses, stay tuned for ways you can become involved. One of the easiest ways is to join or renew your NRA membership or make a donation to one of the organizations involved in protecting your Second Amendment rights.

Remember, the rights this recall saves may be your own—whether or not you live in Colorado. Restrictive legislation such as the laws recently passed in Colorado have a habit of going viral if not quashed early, SO GET INVOLVED!

What have you done in support of the Second Amendment or to aid the recall in Colorado? Let us know in the comment section.


Growing up in Pennsylvania’s game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Dave’s writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (105)

  • JCitizen


    Dear Norris; — I feel bad saying this, but many in the liberty movement have basically written off your state, California, Maryland, and Illinois, because the urban centers population of sheeple totally counteracts anything the people of those states try to do. The population centers made up of ignorant city dwellers, seem like a lost cause to our movement. We tend not to throw money at lost causes. It is a sad thing to contemplate, but it is just human nature to focus on the problem where their is a chance of winning. You would think the people of California who move away from there would realize why their former home was in collapse, but NOOooo! – they are so brainwashed with Walt Disney liberalism, that they export their stupid ideas to states that know better. Denver Colorado is a good example of that. God help is all!


  • Norris


    How about some support for our fight against a similar but more restrictive law in New York that was passed just before Colorado’s. We don’t have the recall option, but we are fighhting to get the law repealed.

    We can use all the help we can get for organizations like SCOPE and NYSRPA that are headinig up the effort with of course some help from the NRA.


  • Richard


    This is what I’ve been dreaming of. I live in California and in the last year I have written well over 100 letters and emails with an equal amount of telephone calls. It’s at the point where I’m driving my family nuts. I am limited with my donations and living in California I’m afraid all my work is falling on deaf ears. I would like nothing better than to recall several of our state and federal lawmakers but that’s beyond my ability. Take Charge and I Will Stand With You.


  • Upset in FL.


    This goes to show that WAY to many people go to the polls and vote just because they like the looks of the candidate! They need to do some research on these people. They can’t go by what they say, you have to go by what they did or said in the past.


  • JCitizen


    Become an activist Tara, and you will find it rewarding. One thing to keep in mind is the wording that the news media foists upon us. This is not a “privacy” issue – it is more serious than that! It is a violation of our 4rth, 5th, and 10th Amendment RIGHTS. So this is a civil rights issue just like the 2nd Amendment, and not particularly something so trivial as ‘privacy’. Thank you for posting!


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