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  •  What Onerous Gun Laws? (3+ / 0-)
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    Is it the wisdom of gun control generally or turn out that best accounts for Tuesday’s results in Colorado?  If gun control is so anathema to Colorado voters then how did the gun laws to which this vote was supposedly a reaction ever pass in the first place ?  
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     little bit of reflection upon the events leading up to this awkwardly conducted vote tells us the answer.

    •  I'm not sure what you're asking, to be honest. (5+ / 0-)

      How were the gun laws passed?  By the legislators, including those who were so recently recalled.  

      The laws I have most often seen given as a reason why they should have been recalled was the restriction on magazine size and the expanded background checks (not necessarily because people were against expanded checks, in and of themselves, but they were against the way this specific one was written).

      The most common sentiment I have seen given by those supporting the recall was that they felt that they were not being appropriately represented by the legislators in question.

      As you can see from the discussion in this diary, as well as others, exactly what caused the recall to be successful is not agreed upon.

      Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

      by theatre goon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:40:17 PM PDT

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      •  Ok (2+ / 0-)
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        FogCityJohn, TheFern

        It seems that turn out is a more credible explanation than going on bombastically about gun control.

        A more interesting question is how many of these dissatisfied voters actually voted for the recalled legislators to begin with.

        •  Democrats turned out (3+ / 0-)
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          theatre goon, notrouble, ER Doc

          And 20%-30% of them voted for the recall.

          Turnout was low. Seeing as how Morse & Giron had plenty of money, this was the 1st two recall elections in the state's history & this election garnered national attention, the problem wasn't that people weren't aware of the election;

          The problem was that banning objects from their constituents didn't seem to inspire them to go vote for Morse & Giron.

          Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

          by FrankRose on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 02:00:12 PM PDT

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