Gun control supporters face recall
28 May 2013, 15:46
Colorado Springs — Politicians who have helped push through gun-control measures in Colorado are seeing an increasingly common result of their politically risky votes — recall attempts.
The Democratic president of the Colorado Senate is bracing for a likely recall election.
Gun-rights activists with support of the National Rifle Association, the influential gun owners' lobbying group, are seeking his ousting for supporting new laws to restrict the size of ammunition clips and expand background checks to private gun sales.
Recall efforts were also mounted against three other Colorado Democrats who supported the gun measures. Two of those have already failed.
The Colorado efforts are the first tests of gun-rights groups' ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws after last year's mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut.