WASHINGTON — Colorado voters exercised their right to vote and forced out two Democrat state senators who curtailed their Second Amendment rights.
Reuters reported that the two senators, John Morse and Angela Giron, have been recalled by voters over increasing gun control laws in the state.
Morse was the state senate president and Giron was a key Democrat lawmaker who both pushed to ban more than 15 rounds and to require background checks for private gun sales and transfers.
When the results were announced, Morse said he had “absolutely no regrets” as did Giron. Morse lost by about 343 votes and Giron was swept out of office by a 43.99 to 56.01 difference at the polls. The strict laws were passed as a result of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings last year that killed 12 people and wounded dozens.
Morse and Giron had $3 million in financial backing by gun control advocates like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The recall replacements received under $1 million in backing.