In what would be a substantial win for Second Amendment supporters, early voting in historic Colorado recall elections was "similar to that on a busy day during a presidential election," as reported by Fox News today.
Clearly, passion runs deep on the issue of gun control.
Colorado Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron are facing the first recall elections in Colorado's history over their support of stifling gun control laws. The recall election ballots will be tallied on Tuesday night in what Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz referred to, ironically, as "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles," as previously reported by the Examiner. The recall elections are the epitome of democracy, as Coloradans clearly know how to fight for their Constitutional rights.
The gun control legislation was so unpopular, in fact, that it contributed to the decision by eleven counties in Colorado to form a new state entirely. The counties have "referred the '51st State' question to the ballot for this fall," as reported by their official website. Although the effort has received little media attention, the election will likely be closely watched by those who favor gun control, big government and excessive taxes.
California is also considering a similar secession initiative, as reported Thursday by the Inquisitr, which revealed that "...residents are fed up of being saddled with Sacramento’s regulations and Southern California’s financial woes." Support for the movement is "reportedly very high among locals." Who could blame them?
Sheriffs from El Paso, Douglas, Teller, Weld, Cheyenne, and Gilpin Counties held a Colorado Springs rally to show their support for citizen efforts to recall two state senators who, speakers said, had violated the people’s trust and the Colorado Constitution.
Truly a grassroots effort, the move to recall Senators John Morse and Angela Giron faced significant hurdles, as Kyle Forti of Media Trackers wrote
Morse allies launched a misleading website along with a series of robocalls and radio ads labeling recall petitioners as frauds and criminals.
Ironically, Aaron Gardner of Media Trackers reported that a canvasser for Angela Giron who was attempting to get petition signers to recant their signatures actually was a criminal, who was arrested after getting into an argument with a homeowner.
Leslie Jorgensen of the Colorado Observer reported last week that Democrats were shipping in Morse supporters from out of state to help with the anti-recall effort.
The battle has been uphill for those who wish to recall the Senators, but the effort alone is a statement that Americans do not take kindly to having their rights trampled upon. Despite the lack of media coverage, Coloradans deserve the respect and the support of citizens across the country.