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New Colorado Senators Sworn in After Predecessors Recalled Over Gun Laws

Friday, October 4, 2013

Two new Colorado senators were sworn in this week, replacing their predecessors after a historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado resulted in the September 10th recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and Senator Angela Giron (D)--the first recall of legislators in Colorado history.

Recall proceedings began earlier this year, after Sens. Morse and Giron voted for anti-gun legislation that restricted the ability of law-abiding residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights, including their inherent right to self-defense.

As reported by SFGate, former Colorado Springs Councilman Bernie Herpin and retired Pueblo police officer George Rivera took the oath of office in front of a packed Senate and were greeted with loud cheers and applause.

Herpin said in his speech that he would "never forget the lesson of this summer," and that legislators "serve at the pleasure of those we represent."

Rivera was emotional as he thanked his family and acknowledged election volunteers.

As we reported last month, when legislators disregard the voice and will of the people who vote them into office, the people should rightly vote those legislators out of office.  Simply put, legislators work for the voters, not the other way around!

Voters in Colorado insisted that their voices be heard--and they were.  They stood up for their Second Amendment rights, despite massive spending by Michael Bloomberg and other anti-gun elitists, and were victorious.  The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to have stood with Colorado voters and applauds them for sending a clear message that their Second Amendment rights are not for sale.

We look forward to working with NRA-PVF "A" rated and endorsed Bernie Herpin (R) and NRA-PVF "AQ" rated and endorsed George Rivera (R) in the Colorado State Senate.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.