CBS Spotlights Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicos in Colorado

September 11, 2013 - 4:34 PM
CBS Spotlights Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicos in Colorado

From the 11 September 2013 edition of CBS This Morning:

BARRY PETERSEN (voice-over): Anti-gun control advocates were jubilant at their victory – the recall of two Democratic state senators. The NRA gave the largest amount to back the recall $360,000 – mostly for ads against Morse.

PETERSEN (off-camera): Did the NRA win?

JOHN MORSE, FMR. COLORADO STATE PRESIDENT: Yes – today.

PETERSEN: They knocked you out?

MORSE: Well, yes.

PETERSEN (voice-over): But those backing the two senators spent seven times more money – $3.2 million – including outside money, like the $350,000 from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

ANTHONY GARCIA, MORSE RECALL EFFORT ORGANIZER: This isn't the end of it. I've got tons of people saying, we want to keep going. And so do I.

PETERSEN (off-camera): What does this mean for gun control in Colorado?

MORSE: Nothing.

PETERSEN: Nothing?

MORSE: Right. The bills that we passed – 80 percent of the folks think they're a good idea. They're not going to go away. I bet you they never go away.