First on CNN: NRA steps in to recall Colorado state senate president
May 17th, 2013
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First on CNN: NRA steps in to recall Colorado state senate president

Washington (CNN) – The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way.

Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active on the local level. And now for the first time in almost two decades, the National Rifle Association is attempting to coordinate the recall of a top state legislator for having successfully passed further gun restrictions in his state, CNN has learned.

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Filed under: Gun control • John Morse • Michael Bloomberg • NRA • Scott Walker
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. The Real Tom Paine

    Good. Let's drain the swamp of the Right Wing.

    May 17, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. don in albuquerque

    Now here is the next group that needs to be singled out by the IRS. When you have got enough money to buy government, then you have too much money.

    May 17, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    Don't tell me, let me guess: Colorado State Senate President John Morse has a "D" after his name. Yawn, honestly these guys really need to learn a new tune because the one they've been humming since "that one" got elected has long since become monotonous.

    May 17, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It sounds like a bunch of people who can't stand defeat. Is there really a need for that kind of thing?

    May 17, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. just sayin

    it's about time the american people stand up and defend their second amendment rights. the leftists will not succeed in stripping the american people of their second amendment rights.

    May 17, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  6. just askin

    excellent news... i'm joining the nra right now!

    May 17, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    -just sayin

    it's about time the american people stand up and defend their second amendment rights. the leftists will not succeed in stripping the american people of their second amendment rights.
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    Too bad 26 dead kids and teachers in Newtown only succeeded in making the Right into greater haters. Let"em be born, then mow 'em down with a Bushmaster BECAUSE ITS MY RIGHT AS A MURKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 17, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain

    And this is what all the Repubs are afraid of: getting primaried by Karl Rove and recalled by the NRA.

    Extremely funny, when you consider how those same Repubs and their supporters constantly whine on about President Obama being a dictator and taking away their freedom. In actuality, the likes of Rove and the NRA are exactly what they fear and loathe.

    May 17, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    just sayin: "it's about time the american people stand up and defend their second amendment rights. the leftists will not succeed in stripping the american people of their second amendment rights."

    Majority opinion, District of Columbia v Heller (written by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: "Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose....Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment, nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. Miller said, as we have explained, that the sorts of weapons protected were those “in common use at the time.” 307 U. S., at 179. We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of “dangerous and unusual weapons.”

    May 17, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. rs

    The NRA will be a victim of its own radicalism. The more hard-line they become, the less even their membership agrees with them.

    May 17, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. RIchard Long

    The country needs to adopt Chicago's gun laws as they are the strictest in the nation!

    Even though Chicago has one of the highest homicide/crime rates in the nation.

    May 17, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  12. rs

    just sayin

    it's about time the american people stand up and defend their second amendment rights. the leftists will not succeed in stripping the american people of their second amendment rights.
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    Background checks for law-abiding citizens is hardly "stripping". It is inflammatory language of that sort that has convinced the vast majority of Americans that the NRA is crazy.

    May 17, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. rs

    Even though Chicago has one of the highest homicide/crime rates in the nation.
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    Check again. The murder rate in Chicago is down markedly since December.

    May 17, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Big Tex

    they ain't gonna take our guns away from us Texans !! we will keep 'em til we die !!

    May 17, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. PJ

    What's the tax filing status of the NRA. Are they a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization? "just askin"

    May 17, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. don in albuquerque

    @The Real Tom Paine-It is a sad state of affairs isn"t it. We have moments in our history that define us as a people and a country. Sandy Hook was one, the assination of JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, there have been so many, I am personally reminded of a man taking over a one room school house in a Amish community and killing several little girls.During my college days I worked one summer for an amish family and lived in a very nice barn, and they treated me like family. Good, hardworking, peaceful people. So many lives being done too soon. But what is still so puzzling is the GOTP's absolute furor over allowing abortion, but then defending the rights of people to own the weapons to take away that young life. I have not read one person advocating ending gun ownership, only sensible ownershiip. I feel certain the rest of the world looks at us and just shake their heads. I'm not stupid, I know its all about money.......everything is. But when it comes to taking the lives of six year olds, do we really have to condone it?

    May 17, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. yeahright

    PJ

    What's the tax filing status of the NRA. Are they a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization? "just askin"

    The NRA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and its lobbying branch is a 501(c)(4) organization-
    501(c)(4) organizations are not permitted direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

    What a joke.

    May 17, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  18. Ol' Yeller

    The 2nd Amendment exsists because of the people. The 2nd Amendment can be altered by the people. The 2nd Amendment can be done away with by the people.
    I prefer to keep my guns and am a responsible gun owner. Please don't lump me in with these NRA nut jobs and these morons on here talking about 'keepin' til' we die'. I would like to distance myself from anyone who could very easily be the next mall/church/school/theater/etc shooter.

    May 17, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |