@Dan: First of all, thank you for reading my article and taking the time to express your point of view in response to the article. As I see it, and according to the research I did for this article, the NRA initiated the recall movement, sponsored the petition drive and funded the campaign to recall Mr. Morse. Yes, as you say, citizens are the ones who are distributing the petitions for signatures. However, the effort to recall the Senator is being sponsored and funded by the NRA. In so far as the true motivation behind the recall drive is concerned, I did mention the fifteen round limit in my article. It's just that the main impetus of the Senator's bill is the background check piece and this single piece of legislation is the one entity that preempted the recall drive from the start. Dan, we live in a republic, not a direct democracy. We elect our officials to represent us for a specified term of office. If they don't do the job, we vote them out at the next election. Attempts to micromanage every single thing a legislator does while in office is going to seriously impair the legislator's effectiveness and cause the legislator to be hamstrung and afraid to do anything in office for fear of offending someone and being recalled. If a direct democracy is what you want as opposed to a republic, I would recommend that you look into writing and sponsoring a Constitutional amendment to that effect and bring it to all fifty state legislatures for ratification. In the meantime, I would encourage you to live within the parameters of our representative democracy and work vigorously to get the candidates you want elected during the next election cycle. Once again, thank you for reading and responding to my article. I welcome the interactive process and relish the fact that I am able to interact with my readers.
The Gazette and COS news channels have sold Bach as the savior of the City for 2 yrs now. Gazette allowed their City Hall reporter to write meaningless, trouble causing blogs about City leadership but he rarely ever wrote about Bach's wrongdoings. When he finally started to reveal all the lies and dealings of the Mayor, Gazette booted him to crime beat. The media is now seeing Bach's refusal to answer questions, and his arrogance of thinking he can do whatever he wants to. Broadmoor needs favors from the City so Gazette will continue to grease Bach's wheels. Wayne Laugesen has been the leader in hiding the man Bach really is. In 2 years it'll be "remember Mayor Bach accused of beating his ex wives, firing all City employees, handing out huge severance packages, and never getting along with anybody". Him and Suzie Q will fade into retirement.
What happen to this City being broke, needing to beef up reserves, etc? MAyor Steve BAch is spending money like there are no hard economic times.
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