“If either of these Colorado state senators is defeated, billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s already flailing Mayors Against Illegal Guns will be revealed as having very little actual political clout. MAIG’s defeat in Colorado might doom the brief resurgence of the gun control movement that erupted post-Newtown.” —bearingarms.com
Photo: Senator Angela Giron (left) and John Morse (right) are facing a historic recall in Colorado.
Colorado State Senate
September 3, 2013
The headline screams: Ken Salazar Visits Pueblo in Support of Sen. Giron. Visit or not, furious Coloradans have marched two senators in front of the proverbial firing squad in an historic recall election.
There is little coverage on the pro-recall side of this issue unless you read national Fox News. Everyone else covers ONLY the ‘get rid of their guns’ aspect. Not even local papers grant unbiased ink space.
Two leading state Democrats, John Morse and Angela Giron, are directing massively restrictive gun laws not endorsed by Colorado residents. A liberal opposition quartet is spearheaded by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who donated $350,000 of his personal funds to thwart the recall, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad who donated $250,000; The Brady Campaign and Gabby Gifford’s husband who arrived on Colorado’s doorstep to bray his opinion though he lives in New Mexico. (Mind your own state’s business, people). See the NY Times: National Gun Debate Hits Close to Home in Colorado Recall Vote. One Pueblo group backing Giron raised $239,400 in one week for a total of $825,400 and another group for Morse raised $52,000 in 7 days totaling $658,230. Real fear this recall will succeed is evidenced as vitriolic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the group Organizing For Action are now chiming in.
Gifford was granted a pass even when Colorado residents were barred by state Senator John Morse to speak their wishes. This little puss, John Morse, admits he doesn’t read his emails, especially those he considers ‘toxic’ – those who are against his viewpoint. Morse even referred to gunowners as “a sickness from our souls” in this video.
Photo: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
So like in Australia, politicians are striking while the issue is lava hot twisting truths this way and that. After Australia disarmed its citizens, we saw where that got them. More crime, more murders, more violence and its citizens are left bare and vulnerable without self-protection. The big difference is that only the criminals currently have guns. Now with clear heads, Australians have buyer’s regret for turning over their firearms. We know; we saw; we lived there during the Sept. 30, 1997 gun recall.