Colorado entered the union in 1876. The voters were given the right to recall elected politicians, but until September 10, 2013, they had never done this. Now they have. Two state senators who had voted for limitations on magazine capacity and background checks were defeated in recall elections. One of them was president of the Senate.
The anti-gun forces spent $3 million. Pro-gun forces spent far less.
The two anti-gun measures had received no Republican votes.
No other political issue was at stake. This was a straight up-or-down vote on gun control.
This election sent a message across the nation: “Don’t vote for gun control.” The story is receiving national media attention. Both sides recognize that this was a referendum on gun control laws.
Politicians put their fingers in the wind to see which way the political wind is blowing. This was a gale-force storm.