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Lawmakers Lose Their Jobs Over Gun Control Support

DENVER (September 11, 2013)--Two Colorado state lawmakers who backed gun-control measures in the aftermath of the mass shootings last year at a suburban Denver theater and a school in Newtown, Conn., were ousted in recall elections Tuesday.

Pueblo voters ousted Democratic state Sen. Angela Gironin and Democratic state Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs lost his seat as well.

In Giron's race, voters chose Republican George Rivera, a former Pueblo police officer, to replace her.

The firearms legislation package Giron supported this year included size limits for ammunition magazines and expanded background checks for private and online gun purchases.

Her working-class district favors her party, but includes Democrats who are big supporters of the Second Amendment.


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