The following is a release from my friend, and State Senator Dick Black. Senator Black represents parts of Loudoun and Prince William Counties. He has consistently been endorsed by the NRA and VCDL during his ten years in the state legislature.
"When President Obama made a major push for gun control, the Colorado Democrats were quick to respond with tough, new anti-gun laws. However, Colorado citizens reacted with fury, initiating the first successful recall petitions in the state's history.
The loss of Democratic Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron shocked state Democrats, who had insisted voters would back the Legislature's recently passed anti-gun bills, particularly in a race where Democrats outspent their opponents roughly ten-to-one.
According to the Washington Times, "Mr. Morse dismissed the leader of The Pueblo recall drive, 28-year-old Victor Head, as an "unemployed plumber" in an interview Friday on MSNBC. After the election results were announced Tuesday, Mr. Head, who runs his family's plumbing business, came back with a tart response, 'and I have a message for John Morse: Who's unemployed now?"
Both Senators had worked with New York mayor Bloomberg to implement gun-control measures limiting the size of ammunition magazines and universal background checks. Bloomberg is now reported to be courting Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia.
Senator Black said, "Americans aren't going to give up their constitutional right to keep and bear arms without a fight. This should be a message to nanny state politicians who think they know what's best for us - this is one fight that will end badly for you. But it should also be a message to voters that we need to elect candidates who are defenders of our freedoms and won't vote to take them away. In less than two months, Virginia elects its next governor. Every Second Amendment supporter should be working to get Cuccinelli elected because he is the only candidate who has a record of actively defending our rights to keep and bear arms. A vote for the independent candidate is a vote for Terry McAuliffe. If McAuliffe is elected, it is likely that we will be forced to have a similar recall fight here in Virginia down the line. It is much easier to just get the right candidate elected now. That is why I'm working for Ken Cuccinelli and I encourage everyone to do the same."