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Gun group moves to recall state senator

By Pueblo Chieftain (CO)

A local group of gun rights supporters has passed the initial hurdle in an effort to recall state Sen. Angela Giron.

Victor Head said his group, Pueblo Freedom and Rights, won the Colorado Secretary of State Office's approval of its petition forms calling for Giron's recall.

Now Head has 60 days to collect up to 11,500 signatures from Pueblo and Pueblo West voters to trigger a recall election.

The group will target gun stores.

"All of the gun stores will be our main areas," Head said. "There will be petitions there so people can stop by and sign them."

He said the group also plans to have a booth set up during Saturday's Tanner Gun Show.

According to the petition: "Senator Giron has betrayed the trust of her constituents, her oath to uphold the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners by voting yes on multiple gun control measures as chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee and in the general body of the Senate."

While Giron's affirmative votes on the state's recent gun control measures is the sole issue in the petition's language, Head

noted that people can sign for any reason they want.

After casting her vote, Giron argued the measures, which include limiting the number of rounds in magazines and requiring background checks on private gun sales and sales at gun shows, did nothing to prevent ownership of guns.

Head said his group began to coalesce during the open houses Giron hosted in January and February.

After failing to persuade Giron to vote against the measures, the petition work started, he said.

After the group submits its signatures, the state will have two months to verify them, then Gov. John Hickenlooper will have another 45 to 70 days to set an election, he said.

Head said the group has no candidate in mind to run against Giron, members just support her recall.

Giron said she was aware of the petition.

"I'm proud of the work I've done to create so many successes and opportunities for Pueblo. For these last weeks of the session, I'm focused on continuing to work hard for my community," she said.

Giron is one of four legislators targeted for recalls over gun issues. The others are Sen. John Morse of Colorado Springs, Rep. Mike McLachlan of Durango and Sen. Evie Hudak of Westminster, all Democrats.


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  1. Scruffy-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
    April 13, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    All you have to do is to be awake in order to see that the democrat party is all about control. Controlling you, your vote, your money, your morality and your freedoms. Anything that gets in the way of those democrat objectives, they try and discredit, like GOD, the constitution, moral values, Honor, and self-respect. The liberal democrats are gaining ground, because foolish people are willing to give up their integrity, moral values and self-respect for what they perceive as free a piece of cheese.

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    • rustypatComment by rustypat
      April 13, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      … and of course they don’t even realize that they/we all paid for the cheese in the first place.

      Jack struck a better deal trading in the cow for magic beans than Americans have done with selling out their integrity, moral values, dignity, honor, Constitution, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness … and the list goes on … to pay for something they already had been paid for through the blood, sweat and lives of those who have made and defended our Country.

      Sadly we have agenda oriented fools, leading instant gratification, knee-jerk oriented fools into the depths of folly that are destructive to all our futures. Leadership & wisdom are precious commodities that we have sorely sold out to for popularity and power-mongering.

      It will not be easy to rectify, but like any cancer it will continue to grow until it kills you unless you eradicate it. Putting a pretty band-aid on it is only a death sentence waiting to be executed.

      Obama-Nation is an Abomination.

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    • freedom1Comment by freedom1
      April 13, 2013 @ 11:59 am

      Absolutely agreed and I am proud and happy for the Colorado people. Obumma should be next along with Bloomburg, Feinstein, Cuomo, Durbin, as well as Boner (Boehner). Cash them all out to restore the true freedom of America.

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    • bull57Comment by bull57
      April 14, 2013 @ 1:49 am

      They got into office y the ballot and now they are going to leave via the ballot box….GREAT

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      April 14, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

      rustypat…”Sadly we have agenda oriented fools, leading instant gratification, knee-jerk oriented fools into the depths of folly that are destructive to all our futures. Leadership & wisdom are precious commodities that we have sorely sold out to for popularity and power-mongering. ”

      When the Constitution and its amendments were made, the decisions and words incorporated were not “Knee jerk” reactions…as our so called elite elected believe they are commissioned to do.

      As a matter of fact, the further we get from the Constitution, more of the ignorant we elected are exposed…I really believe that…they are ignorant of the Constitution, even as they took an oath to defend it…

      …and either have no clue they are violating that oath…or they LIED at the time prior to and during taking the oath…

      …in many eyes it is considered a form of treason…in most, fraud and LIES…thus Criminal.

      Our entire elected seek visibility…to get it they create images of persons they are not…so as to get the vote…Hollywood made up “Camelot” for the Kennedys, and no one in that family is anywhere even close to the honor of the knights of the fictitious round table…

      Not even close..
      I say…IMPEACH, RECALL…whatever the crime

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  2. RattlerjakeComment by rattlerjake
    April 13, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Good luck Colorado, this is barely a beginning. Once she is gone you need to recall EVERY politician (no matter which party) that has voted for anything that is against ANY part of the Constitution, and the rest of the states should do the same.

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    • way2coolComment by way2cool
      April 13, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

      I pray that Pennsylvania follows suit quickly. Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is the biggest traitor!

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      April 15, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

      rattlerjake …good thought.

      I would be inclined to form a national group dedicated to a similar undertaking and that is to review Congress members throughout the entire USA who have voted on issues that are contrary to the US Constitution and the oath they took…

      Call it the National Constitution Recall, LLC..whatever

      Members from each state would receive assistance and guidance from the national group in identifying voting behaviors of members of Congress that are contrary to the oath taken. and then gathering recall information for approval, followed by a special election to replace the varmint in question.

      …regardless of party affiliation.

      We can no longer rely on members of our Democrat party, nor from the Republican party to do this for us…they are part of the problem.

      America I guess has to stand up on its own two feet…our political appointees are too weak and greedy.

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  3. extyrequeenComment by extyrequeen
    April 13, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    it’s so unfortunate that this country has become so liberal
    and for the blatent disregard for the constitution that these
    politians despise….the democrat party has to buy votes by giving people everything and very sad that any politian can’t run a legit campain without being bought off…..the coruption
    has to stop…

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  4. jmikes1951Comment by jmikes1951
    April 13, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    All of these Democrats should not only be recalled but run out of Colorado to New York City where than can support Bloomberg’s B.S. then sent to Washington wearing their outfits of tar and feathers.

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  5. southernpatriotComment by southernpatriot
    April 13, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Go for it. Best of success to you and all pursuing this recall. Set a precedent to put the fear of the electorate into elected officials who think once elected, they can vote any way they want to, rather than the way their constituents want them to vote.

    Once you have success, I believe this will be duplicated in many other places. Make sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s and have all things in order because the state will not want to verify the signatures in 2 months and Gov. John Hickenlooper will not want to schedule a re-call election, you might have to sue him to get him to do his job. But hopefully, this is the first of many yet to come and yet to be successful. Get Tea Party Conservatives not beholden to national parties to run against these Democrats.

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  6. bowler1hatComment by bowler1hat
    April 13, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    The citizens of all 50 (or 57 states using Obama’s counting) should start recalls on those who shift sides for party favoritism, then back for votes. It is clear that many take their key from people like Joe Biden who wants us all who want guns to purchase shotguns to scare off unregulated criminals and domestic and wild animals that stray into range of ears, eyes and overly sensitive motion detectors.

    Yes, Joe, we want our trophies around us like our treasured husbands or wives, children, grandchildren, family pets and the peaceful sanctity of our homes. Our Constitutional in the form of the 2nd Amendment of OUR Bill of Rights. Since you and your bossman don’t care much about the law, the enforcement of existing gun laws or the truth about th DOJ trafficking of guns to cartels in Mexico in Fast and Furious, why should we even consider listening to you about anything or lay down our arms as a form of surrendering to the criminal element that runs through every state capital and and in Washington DC in the leaderships in many of its federal buildings and the lobbyists who support them.

    As for government officials, I am reminded of a movie where a new Cabinet post was created in there form of Secretary of Entertainment. I supposed that the President can hold many titles along with his most important title of Commander in Chief, but Secretary of Entertainment seems to be one where he is most active and useful. And like Louis XVI entertains himself while his people suffer. At that post he is most efficient and indifferent!

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  7. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    April 13, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Good for them!

    Recall them all!

    Only the law-abiding respect laws and making laws telling them they cannot defend themselves or secure the freedom of a free state, is to ask them to submit to their own murder and treason against the state

    It is a long read, but his logic is without refute

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  9. darralComment by darral
    April 13, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    There should be a whole lot more recalls, Gun control is Treason, Read Dr. Edwin Vieira Jr. Essay, Dare call it Treason, and let us call it what it is TREASON, Abolish this Destructive Treasonous Democratic party.

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    • rzraickComment by rzraick
      April 13, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

      I am against the collectivist commies in the Democratic party to be sure, but many of the Republicans are also traitors and should be removed as well. Just saying.

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  10. ctv6Comment by ctv6
    April 13, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Get going Colorado. Reverse Colorado Project here. Recall ALL the ds!

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  12. gopuc12450Comment by gopuc12450
    April 15, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    This recall is what has to happen to Senator Pat Toomey (RINO-PA).
    The GOP is going to force an Independent Party revival, because of the likes of Toomey, Susan Collins and Bloomberg. Even though Bloomberg tried all Parties, he, Collins and Toomey were not held to Conservative standards, from the leadership.

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