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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Colorado Lawmakers Face Recall Vote

In this photo taken May 24, 2013, a large sign posted at the entrance of Paradise Firearms in Colorado Springs, Colo., invites customers to sign a recall petition against Colorado Democratic State Senate President John Morse. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

In this photo taken May 24, 2013, a large sign posted at the entrance of Paradise Firearms in Colorado Springs, Colo., invites customers to sign a recall petition against Colorado Democratic State Senate President John Morse. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

Voters in Colorado will decide today whether two Democratic state senators will get to keep their jobs.

State Senator Angela Giron and state Senate President John Morse face recalls after they helped to pass gun control laws in the state following the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.

The legislation led to a backlash from gun rights activists, who gathered signatures and forced the recall elections.

The National Rifle Association has contributed more than $300,000 to oust the lawmakers, while gun control supporters, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, donated more than $300,000 to groups fighting the recall.

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