Colorado Recalls Two Anti-Gunners

On September 10, Colorado Senate President John Morse became the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled and thrown out of office. He and State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, who was also recalled in the election, were instrumental in pushing for stricter Colorado gun laws that took effect this year.

Republican Bernie Herpin will assume former Colorado Senate President John Morse’s seat. Herpin previously served on the Colorado Springs City Council.

With almost 100 percent of votes counted in the historic recall election of Morse, returns show 51 percent have voted “yes” and 49 percent “no,” according to figures reported by the Denver Post. Republican Bernie Herpin was Morse’s only opponent on the ballot and will assume Morse’s seat.

State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, was recalled by a wider margin. Returns showed 56% of voters wanted her recalled. Retired Pueblo deputy police chief George Rivera was voted in as her replacement.

Republican George Rivera, a retired deputy police chief, took Angela Giron’s Pueblo senate seat.

Morse and Democrats passed laws that limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and require universal background checks on all gun sales and transfers. Voters were also upset by the process. The Senate Democrats’ decision to hold seven gun-law hearings in one day resulted in hundreds of pro-gun witnesses not being unable to testify.

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Comments (13)

  1. Go Colorado——The nation of law bidding citizens that believe in the 2nd Amenedment are behind you 100%…….

  2. Thomas,
    I am pretty dyslexic and if it wasn’t for spell check it would look like I hadn’t passed the 3rd grade at times.

    The politicians didn’t learn their lesson. Google this new story title ”

    Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo” its on the fox website. They are going back to the “if we can’t outlaw guns then we’ll tax them and ammo to a point of unaffordability”. The money is supposed to go to some kind of worthless anti violence education programs. More feel good stuff so they don’t have to address the real causes of violence – no jobs and the profound poverty democrats force people in the inner cities to live in.

  3. Hey Thomas,
    From one Vietnam Vet back at you. Welcome back to the world. I look around me and find our generation growing . . older…but not forgetting what we learned in our youth over there.
    Your comment is well spoken, your questions deserve answers,your anger is just, and you do not stand alone.

    The Oath you took, that we all took, was …..

    “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    I don’t remember ever being told that this became null and void once I returned to civilian status so I still consider it as Duty & Honor. That’s why the “defend” part ones first before the “obey” part and why the “obey” part is qualified by the “according to” part. The UCMJ allows for unlawful orders to be ignored and/or disobeyed in part to make sure that the “I will support and defend” part can’t be used, twisted, or directed out of accordance with the Constitution.

    You, my brother, are right on and I encourage you to speak out as often as you can. Don’t worry to much about the spelling, we’ll hear what your saying.

    Respectfully, Pete sends …

  4. I for one am so glad that the voters in Colorado spoke LOUDLY and were heard this time. I hope that our elected officials all across this great country, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, will at least pay attention to what happened in Colorado. This was not totally about gunrights. It was also about not paying attention to the people that elected you to represent them and instead listening to people that have other agendas such as taking our rights and freedoms guranteed in the Constitution of these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA away from us. I am a disabled VietNam veteran and when I took my oath in the Army, I remember that I swore an oath to protect the Constitution. I believe that all my brothers and sisters in the military swear the same oath today. Wake up free Americans!! Why is our distinguished President and his cronies trying to take our GOD given rights away??? Why all the coverups??? Why are laws being blantenly ignored by the powers that be??? If you or I break the law and get caught, we have to pay the price. Are some people, politicans or not above the law??? Just because you may have money or power does that put you above the law??? I just think that the time has come for all American citizens to come together and hold our elected officals to the oath they take and to represent the people of this great Country that elected them. I checked my spelling for errors and do apologise for any misspelled words.

  5. Robert and Hank: I feel for you guys living behind the Iron Curtain. KaliforniKa is no longer part of the USA as we know it unfortunately. The sickness in the elitist liberal mindset has permeated most of the state now. No one wants anyone from Kalifornika in their state now because everyone knows they will try to push their sickness on their new state of residence. Obviously you guys and all those like you behind enemy lines have it rough and are welcome in any red state. Just make sure those you meet know you left the Peoples Republik of Kalifornika because you were sick of their mental illness way of thinking.

    On another note, this episode does remind us one person can make a difference, in this case it was for the worse with nanny bloomberg using his money to push an agenda. Fortunately this is still America and he only has money. We have the numbers to counteract his lunacy and mental sickness. I don’t understand why he wants to take down America and the values we hold so dear in this country but there will always be those like him around to fight and defeat. Thankfully our system allows it without having to get into another civil war so far. Let’s just hope it stays that way.

  6. Hey DB, haven’t seen you in awhile! I agree with you 100%! Your right on target.
    I would invite all to remember that it wasn’t a 100% win. The laws are still on the books and the Dem’s retain majority by two votes and the govenors veto. So don’t let up! Keep the pressure on. The bell tolls …. And it tolls for them! Spread the word ” acts of unconstutional and the missuse of the powers of the office elected too, will be judged by The People and you will be found wanting” Let NY know that there brand of political vote buying won’t be tolerated. Hold the line!

  7. Way to go Colorado, you should be proud! [Doing the happy dance here] Now this is a prime example of how the system was meant to work. In a country where everything is bureaucratically dragged out so long that the people either forget the reason behind the effort or simply die of old age before it’s ever resolved.

    I’d have to say this process went rather quickly, all things considered. This just sent a rather huge message to the rest of the country’s would-be anti-gun politicians, “Mess with the Constitution and our guns, and you‘ll pay with your political career”.

  8. I live in California. We can only have ten round mags in our rifles. Then we can’t eject our mags because we’re not allowed to have a mag release button. We need another “tool” or device to remove the mag, just to put in another ten round mag. It takes longer to re-load than it takes to shoot ten rounds. We have to get a background check just to buy a rifle, then wait ten days to pick it up. I hope all the states don’t become like California. Colorado did an awesome thing by removing those two idiots. Way to go Colorado. Send them the message that this kind of lawmaking just won’t be accepted. It is we the people who decide how we choose to live.

  9. To bad this didnt happen until after the law caused so many jobs to leave the state. Laws need to be enacted differently. Just because people cant act responsibly doesnt mean the rest of the state has to have draconian unconstitutional laws forced on them. Look at NYC. Bloomberg wants to impose his world view laws on the whole country just because NYC people act like idiots. Ditto Baltimore.

  10. Way to go Colorado!!!

    The Senate Democrats’ decision to hold seven gun-law hearings in one day resulted in hundreds of pro-gun witnesses not being unable to testify.

    Someone needs a grammar checker. :-p

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