Recall Petition Targets Pro-Gun Control Colorado State Senator

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | April 4, 2013 | 10:41 AM EDT

A group in Colorado dubbed, the Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF), is leading the effort to recall state senator John Morse (D) for undermining the Second Amendment.

BFDF is a non-profit corporation committee "committed to defending Constitutional liberties."  Its mission is to hold elected representatives responsible and accountable for "the things they do in office."

Sen. John Morse is a Democrat from Senate District 11 in El Paso, Colorado.  His support for gun control, which includes authoring a bill to hold gun manufacturers liable for crimes committed with firearms, has initiated BFDF to petition for his recall.

The BFDF website cites the reasons for the recall:

  • Refuses to listen to constituents or read your emails.
  • Changed rules disallowing citizen input on legislation.
  • Promised to focus on jobs and the economy, but instead pushes gun control, civil unions, sex education, illegal alien tuition, etc.
  • Wants to blame gun owners instead of violent criminals.
  • Passed bills that are forcing companies to leave the state and will cost Colorado's economy millions of dollars plus hundreds of lost jobs.

BFDF plans to submit the petition to the Colorado Secretary of State's office for approval, and within 60 days (tentatively June 3), submit at least 7,178 valid signatures from registered voters in Colorado Senate District 11.

Upon verification of the signatures, the website says, an election will be called within 30 days.

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