Gun-grabbing Senate President John Morse and Senate Senator Angela Giron have both been defeated in a stunning, first-of-of-its-kind recall in Colorado. The loss is not only a stunning defeat for Colorado Democrats, who will now hold just a razor-thin margin in the state senate but also crushing blow to the nationwide gun control movement.
It was Giron that framed the importance of the recall last week. “For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that.”
Morse and Giron lost even after anti-gun forces outspent the recall effort by roughly 6-to-1, including hundreds of thousands of dollars contributed by Mayor Mike Bloomberg himself and an unknown amount of support from MAIG.
Is gun control really dead? Probably not. But Bloomberg’s political power to dictate policy outside of the northeast has be dealt a severe blow, and it may be a long time before gun control supporters in other parts of the country will risk their futures with a gun control group that very well make have peaked in its power.