2 Colorado lawmakers face recall over gun votes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new Colorado firearms restrictions are facing the first legislative recalls in state history.

Tuesday's elections are testing popular support for gun limits in a state with a strong tradition embracing Second Amendment rights.

The National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg lined up on opposite sides of the recalls for Senate President John Morse in Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron in Pueblo.

Both legislators voted for 15-round limits on ammunition magazines and for expanded background checks on private gun sales after the 2012 mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn. The legislation passed Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature this year without any Republican support and was signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Turnout has been steady in early voting. Volunteers from both sides have been among those going door-to-door to make sure voters know about the historic recall and commit to voting.

KKCO 11 News will continue to update the election status as it progresses.

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