As Bloomberg Eyes Colorado's Guns, Disapproval with State's New Firearm Laws Grows
Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun organization has Colorado in its crosshairs. Everytown For Gun Safety has made the Centennial State a priority in their latest grassroots campaign, but this Frankenstein monster of an organization has a hurdle to overcome with Coloradans: they don't like their latest pro-gun control laws.
After the awful Aurora shooting, Gov. Hickenlooper passed new gun control laws. The backlash was swift. In September 2013, two anti-gun lawmakers were booted in recall elections. Liberal groups outspent pro-recall supporters by a margin of 7 to 1. They told Bloomberg to take a hike. Currently, support for the state's gun control laws has continued to drop (via Washington Times):
A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday found that the strict new gun-control laws are losing support among voters.
The survey found that only 39 percent of Colorado voters favor the state's hotly debated 2013 package of gun control measures, down from 43 percent support in Quinnipiac's Feb. 5 poll.
At the same time, opposition to the gun control laws is rising. The poll found that 56 percent of Colorado voters oppose the firearms laws, up from 52 percent in the Feb. 5 survey.
The passage of three gun bills by the Democratic-controlled state legislature in March 2013 touched off a historic recall election, which resulted in two state Senate Democrats losing their seats in September.
The three gun laws restricted ammunition-magazine capacity to 15 rounds; mandated background checks on all firearms purchases and transfers, including private transfers; and required gun buyers to pay for their own background checks.
Oh, and we know Bloomberg - and his minions - intend to target women in their latest effort; women were a key group in the recall's success.