WASHINGTON — It’s no D.C. secret that lawmakers voting against the the nation’s powerful gun lobby will likely suffer the National Rifle Association’s wrath come election time. But, as evidenced in Colorado today, there can also be political consequences of voting with the NRA.
In large ads published in Wednesday’s Denver Post and Boulder Camera, Tom Mauser, the father of a one of the students killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, takes Colorado’s Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet to task for voting last week in support of the Thune amendment, which would have forced states to honor the concealed-carry permits issued by other states, even in cases when host-state laws would otherwise prevent the visiting gun owners from carrying firearms. (The ad is available here as a pdf.)
Read more at The Colorado Independent’s sister site in the nation’s capital, The Washington Independent.