Colorado Recall: Gun Control Laws, 2nd Amendment Tested By Election

Patrick Frye - Author

Sep. 10 2013, Updated 7:20 a.m. ET

In the Colorado recall, gun control laws are at the center of the debate, with the Colorado election seen as a test of the NRA.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, even a blind man can have a gun permit in some states.

But the Colorado recall election over gun control laws actually started several months ago. The Colorado recall election was originally called against the state’s Democratic Colorado Senate President, John Morse. Colorado Senator Angela Giron and Morse were both partially responsible for a high-capacity magazine ban, universal background checks within Colorado, and an increase in gun fees. The NRA says the Colorado recall election was called for since people felt Morse was violating their 2nd amendment rights.

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The majority of people supporting gun control laws are pointing to the Aurora movie theater shooting and the Columbine school shooting as the reason for the change in Colorado politics. But the turnout for the Colorado recall election by gun control opponents was very strong from the start. Even though voting started on Friday the lines formed on Thursday. But the Democrats tried to block the Colorado recall election because of a grammar error on the petition which featured over 10,000 signatures.

The fight over the Colorado recall election has mostly been a lopsided effort at least when it comes to money. Over $3 million has been spent by Democrats in favor of stricter gun control laws who are trying to protect their politicians from the Colorado recall. But the NRA and all the other pro-second amendment allies have spent a little over $500,000 combined.


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