In the wake of the Newtown massacre, some governors muscled through strict new gun control laws, including some laws that actually banned America’s favorite rifle and many more similar guns.
Certain governors were cocksure that the public supported their new gun control laws, which did nothing to stop people willing to murder from illegally obtaining a firearm.
These governors are feeling the wrath of their angry constituents today.
In Connecticut, where the Newtown massacre was felt most closely, Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is struggling mightily. In a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly two to one, Malloy is polling behind his relatively pro-gun Republican challenger by 6 points.
In Colorado, where Governor John “Hick” Hickenlooper signed bills outlawing magazines and black guns, it’s even more pronounced. Hick won the governor’s mansion by a whopping forty percentage points over his Republican challenger. This year, the gun-ban loving Democrat is ten points down on the Republican candidate for governor – a FIFTY point swing.
Can you say ‘pissed off gun owners’?
It’s going to be a bloodbath for Colorado Democrats who voted to pass that gun ban bill and we expect the first order of business in 2015 will be to rescind that bill.
And then there’s Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley. He signed gun control legislation after the Newtown massacre. Marty has presidential aspirations. Fortunately for us, he doesn’t need to pack his backs to move to the White House as almost no Americans want him to lead our nation. At least twice as many people believe lizard people run our government as would vote for Martin O’Malley.
Even worse for Maryland’s embattled governor, more Democrats would “not vote” over voting for him.
That’s quite a ringing endorsement right there.
With decisions come consequences, as some of America’s biggest gun-grabbing governors are discovering.