When legislators assault the rights of the people, the people have right to demand their ouster:
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor’s offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups’ ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws after last year’s Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., shooting massacres.
In Colorado, gun-rights activists wasted no time seeking recalls to oust state Senate President John Morse and three other Democratic lawmakers. The targeted lawmakers weren’t necessarily the main advocates for ratcheting back gun rights, but all come from districts with enough Republicans to give opponents hope they can boot out the Democrats and replace them with lawmakers friendlier to guns. Colorado is the only state outside the East Coast to have adopted significant statewide gun controls this year.
Odds are that politicians in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and California will not face any near-term electoral repercussions for their transgressions against the rights of citizens who seem quite content to be slaves.
The recall effort in Colorado is predicated on the belief that conservative and moderate Democrats in the state will choose to defend the Constitution from local politicians who made alliances with New York progressive Michael Bloomberg to push an intrusive government further into people’s lives.