Two prominent Democratic state senators could lose their jobs after lawmakers passed sweeping gun control laws following the theater shooting in Auro, Colo., and the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut. Gun rights activists collected enough signatures to force the historic recall elections.
The recalls follow a combative and bitter legislative session. Among the most controversial measures passed were universal background checks and limiting high-capacity magazines to 15 rounds.
On Sept. 10, voters in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will decide whether two Democratic state senators, John Morse and Angela Giron, should keep their jobs. Both sides of the gun debate in Colorado are pouring a lot of resources into the historic recall elections.