Ousted Democrat says losing his job was worth passing gun laws

September 11, 2013

Two anti-Second Amendment Democratic lawmakers were removed from their seats Tuesday for their attempts to “stiffen” Colorado’s gun laws, reported the LA Times.

While addressing his defeat, Colorado Senate President John Morse said “You’re not judged by how you got knocked down, but rather how you got back up.”

Morse lost 51 to 44 percent, a difference of 343 votes, after he passed laws limiting ammunition magazines to 15 rounds and implemented mandated universal background checks on private gun sales.

Fellow Democrat and anti-gun supporter Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo was also ousted from her position Tuesday. Giron lost 56 to 44 percent.

Both Democrats were removed via a recall election, a procedure that allows voters to remove elected officials from office through a direct vote. It was the first recall in 100 years since Colorado adopted the constitutional provision.

Sen. Morse and Sen. Giron are set to be replaced with Republicans who strongly oppose the new legislation, and a group of sheriffs has filed suit in an attempt to overturn the new restrictions.

Morse claims that even though he lost his job over it, “passing the gun measures was worth the sacrifice.”

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