Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association.
Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new Colorado firearms restrictions faced the first legislative recalls in state history Tuesday, elections that tested popular support for gun limits in a state with a strong tradition embracing Second Amendment rights.
In a state darkened by the shadow of nightmarish mass shootings, two Colorado lawmakers who voted in favor of new firearms restrictions are fighting to keep their jobs.
The Colorado Supreme Court is considering a question from Gov. John Hickenlooper on whether voters in two legislative recalls have to vote “yes” or “no” first on the recall to have their votes for a successor validated.
Recall elections for two Democratic state senators will test what side of the gun-control debate is more motivated to show up in person to vote.
Former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin has made the ballot to challenge state Senate President John Morse in a recall election Sept. 10.
Former Pueblo police officer George Rivera has made the ballot to challenge a Colorado state senator in a recall over new gun restrictions.
A former Colorado Springs councilman has turned in signatures to challenge a Democrat facing a recall election over support for new gun restrictions.