Gun control groups nationwide declare victory over scrapped recall of Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan

Gun control groups nationwide declare victory over scrapped recall of Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan

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Representative Tom Sullivan receives the first signing pen from Governor Jared Polis after he signs the Extreme Risk Protection Orders legislation in the Governor’s Office at the Colorado State Capitol April 12, 2019, in Denver. 95 Colorado conservatives ended their effort to recall Rep. Tom Sullivan on Tuesday in a move that was hailed as a victory for gun control efforts nationwide. “Today the gun lobby finally acknowledged what should have been clear to them on Election Day: Voters want leaders like Tom Sullivan, who is doing everything in his power to spare others from the terrible pain of gun violence,” John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said in a statement. Colorado GOP Vice Chairwoman Kristi Brown and Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, who had been collecting signatures to get the recall on the ballot, both said they instead will focus on the 2020 elections as well as the possibility of recalling a few Democratic state senators. “While we are pulling the recall today to focus on other essential efforts, Sullivan does not get a free pass,” Brown wrote in a Facebook post announcing the decision Tuesday morning. “2020 is the year to oust him, with the support of voters who now know how extreme he is.” On Monday, RMGO Executive Director Dudley Brown told The Denver Post he was “not confident” he could gather the 10,035 signatures from House District 37 voters by the July 12 deadline. “I take the responsibility of spending RMGO donors’ money quite […]

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