Huge Backlash From Voters in Recall Election Against Anti-Gun Colorado Lawmakers

Katie Pavlich

9/9/2013 10:45:00 AM - Katie Pavlich
If early voting is any indication, two Colorado state senators are in for a rough day tomorrow. Voters in Colorado have been busy over the past few months with a recall election after the state passed sweeping new gun control laws which included a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Voters have their sights set on two officials in particular, Colorado Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, who will learn whether they'll keep their current positions in public office after recall election polls close Tuesday.

Gun rights advocates launched the recall initiative against Colorado Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron because they voted for stricter gun laws, including limiting the size of ammunition magazines and requiring universal background checks.

Early voting in Colorado’s first legislative recall elections has been strong so far.
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Some voting centers opened early Friday in Morse’s El Paso County district after lines formed on Thursday -- the first day of early voting there.

A spokesman for the clerk’s office said turnout was similar to that on a busy day during a presidential election.

Early voting has been under way in Giron’s Pueblo County district for a week with more than 7,000 people voting so far. More voting centers were added Thursday.

Here are the latest numbers from grassroots activist Tamra Farah in Colorado.

New gun control laws in Colorado have had a devastating effect on the local economy as companies like Magpul pickup and move to friendlier states.

Magpul Industries, a top of the line manufacturer of gun magazines and parts, notified the media that they would relocate if the new bills were ever passed into law. They weren't kidding.

Magpul Industries Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of firearms parts and accessories. The company is based in Erie, Colorado outside of Boulder. The Magpul polymer magazine line is extremely popular among sportsmen and all branches of our armed services, including some of the highest levels of our Special Operations community.

In February, Magpul announced the Democratic legislation that banned high capacity magazines would force them to leave the state taking along several hundred jobs with them. Magpul warned they would leave the state "almost immediately" if the legislation passed. Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing, said the company has received official invitations from elected officials and/or the economic development departments in over two dozen states since they announced their plans to leave Colorado.