NRA working to Recall Lawmakers who Voted Against Them

But in Colorado Springs, Morse opponents are piling up signatures in gun shops and outside libraries and grocery stores. The National Rifle Association sent a political mailer saying it was coordinating the recall effort with local groups, though the local recall petitioners have denied that. The NRA did not return calls for comment on their involvement in the Colorado Springs effort.

via Lawmakers facing recall bids over strict gun laws in Colorado | Fox News.

Note: This is the other side of the coin that has Republicans who voted to filibuster expanded background check legislation now claiming to actually support the notion.

The most notable example surrounds Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) vote against legislation to mandate background checks for firearm buyers at gun shows and online sales — which current law does not require. Ayotte was the only senator in the Northeast to vote against it.

But an ad released Monday by Sen. Marco Rubio praised Ayotte’s vote “to fix background checks.” An earlier spot by the National Rifle Association declared that Ayotte “voted for a bipartisan plan to make background checks more effective.”

 

In fact, Ayotte (and nearly every Republican senator) voted to block the Manchin-Toomey legislation to expand background checks.

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