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Decision in Colorado

1:32 PM, Sep 11, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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In its story on yesterday's ballot measure on repeal of a controversial law in Colorado, the Los Angles Times reports: 

Critics called the legislation an infringement of personal freedom and accused Morse of ramming it through the Democratic-run Legislature without enough public input or a single Republican vote. 

Which, on first reading, makes the issue sound sort of like a repeal of Obamacare.  It was, in fact, a vote on whether or not to remove from office two legislators who were behind the passage of controversial gun laws.  After a campaign that attracted considerable outside interest – and money:

Colorado Senate President John Morse, who shepherded the legislation to passage, was defeated on a 51%-49% vote. Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, a fellow Democrat who voted in favor of the measures, lost 56% to 44%. They were replaced by Republicans who opposed the new restrictions.

Call it one for Duck Dynasty.  

The national implications seem clear and undeniable.  

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