On September 10th voters in two parts of Colorado chose to recall two state senators.
National organizations on both sides of the issue had poured resources into the recall vote, including the National Rifle Association (NRA) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Most of the outside money came from Mayor Bloomberg and others on the pro-gun-control, anti-recall side. But that may have backfired to some extent.
“The people of Colorado Springs sent a clear message to the Senate leader that his primary job was to defend their rights and freedoms and that he is ultimately accountable to them – his constituents, and not to the dollars or social engineering agendas of anti-gun billionaires,” the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action said in a statement.
A huge win for the 2nd Amendment and law abiding gun owners. On the other hand a swift kick in the pants for the anti-gun lobby and apparently Democrats in Colorado.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, claimed “voter suppression” and place blame on favorite targets the NRA and somehow the Koch Brothers.
A follow up to: Colorado Recall Battles for 2nd Amendment Rights
Source: Christian Science Monitor