The NRA’s successful recalls of Democratic Colorado State Senate President John Morse and Democratic Colorado State Senator Angela Giron don’t intimidate me one bit.

I don’t support repealing the Second Amendment or disarming law-abiding citizens of this great country. I support responsible legislation designed to make it as difficult as possible for known criminals to obtain firearms, while ensuring that the rights of law-abiding citizens to own firearms are protected. Mandatory background checks, closing gun show loopholes, requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms, and other common sense gun safety measures are designed to do exactly that.

I’m not about to let right-wing extremists who support proliferating guns into every part of our society take over this country. Let’s not forget that most of these gun nuts also oppose allowing women to make their own decisions regarding their reproductive health, oppose allowing workers to collectively bargain for better wages, better benefits, and safe working conditions, and oppose other progressive ideals.

I am unintimidated by the gun lobby’s undue influence over American politics. Let’s fight back!