Bloomberg BACKLASH!: Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun LawSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 15:12
Bloomberg BACKLASH!: Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Recall Vote Over Gun Law
By JACK HEALY
Published: September 11, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS — The Democratic president of Colorado’s Senate, who marshaled support to pass a slate of tough new gun-control laws, conceded defeat on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
The election, which came five months after the United States Senate defeated several gun restrictions, handed another loss to gun-control supporters. It also gave moderate lawmakers across the country a warning about the political risks of voting for tougher gun laws.