Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national "referendum on guns." Indeed, the defeat of state senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control.
But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of "voter suppression, pure and simple" (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, predicted that the victory by gun owners would be short lived at best and that gun control legislators would take comfort in knowing that his group "will have their back."
In reality, it is hard not to appreciate what was accomplished. The difficulties facing the recall were overwhelming:
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