Petitions filed in recall of state Senator Angela Giron over her support of new gun laws

Sec. of State has 15 days to verify signatures

DENVER - A second Colorado Democrat who supported gun control measures this year could face a recall election.

Gun-rights activists in Pueblo turned in signatures Monday for a recall election for Sen. Angela Giron. The secretary of state's office has 15 business days to determine whether enough signatures have been collected.

The recall organizers say they turned in about 20 percent more signatures than required.

Last week, opponents of Democratic Senate President John Morse turned in signatures calling for a recall in Morse's Colorado Springs district. The secretary of state's office is still verifying those signatures.

Morse has vowed to fight the recall effort.

No state lawmaker has been recalled since Colorado adopted the recall more than a century ago.

Gun-rights activists say they were so angered by this year's gun limits that they decided to mount recall campaigns against four Democratic lawmakers.

Two of those attempts have already fizzled. The campaign to recall Democrat Rep. Mike McLachlan of Durango needed to submit at least 10,587 petition signatures from voters in McLachlan's district, they only secured about 8,500, according to the Durango Herald.

McLachlan's opponents said they would either initiate another recall campaign or engage McLachlan in 2014, when he's up for re-election.

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