It turns out that a tax on obtaining a gun and a limit on magazine sizes may cost a few Democratic state legislators their jobs in
Colorado. Getting signatures from 25 percent of the total vote in the last election in that district is a very difficult task. From Fox News:
Colorado Democratic lawmakers who recently helped pass some of the toughest gun-control laws in the country now face the political backlash of recall efforts.
Two groups are targeting state Rep. Mike McLachlan and state Sens. Angela Giron, Evie Hudak and John Morse.
The Democrat-controlled legislature passed bills that ban magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require background checks for all gun transfers. They were signed into law in March by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Morse, the Senate president, pushed a more far-reaching proposal that called for holding owners, sellers and makers of assault-type weapons liable for havoc inflicted by their guns. . . .
The petition drives are being organized by the organizations Pueblo Freedom and Rights Group. They will need signatures from 25 percent of the vote in each lawmaker’s district to trigger a special election. . . .
At least for one of the state Senators they appear to be on target for the recall. Here is part of an email that I received this morning.
I spoke to one of the guys leading the recall for Sen. Hudak this morning. He’s says they are nearly on target for a successful effort so they are heavily recruiting more volunteers to make sure they win and finish strong. . . .
In the case of Sen. Evie Hudak 18,962 signatures are needed. Nor is it clear that so much time and money should be spent on recalling state Representative Mike McLachlan who is term limited and has to retire in 2014.