Recall looms for gun control backer in Colo.

AP News
Posted: Jun 03, 2013 2:25 PM

DENVER (AP) — Gun-rights activists have turned in petition signatures to set up the first recall of a state lawmaker in Colorado history.

The opponents of Democratic Senate President John Morse say they turned in twice as many signatures as needed Monday to put Morse back on the ballot.

Morse backed a series of gun-control measures signed into law earlier this year. He's become a national focus of efforts to push back against lawmakers from moderate districts who support ratcheting back gun rights. The Morse recall campaign attracted volunteers from other legislative districts and donations from across the country.

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The Colorado Secretary of State has 15 business days to verify signatures.

Gun-rights activists are seeking to recall another Democrat, a senator from Pueblo. Signatures in that effort aren't due until next week.