The idea she's [Kristi Burton Brown] not filing this recall as a party officer is a joke,” said Morgan Carroll, Colorado Democratic Party Chair.
Colorado GOP Vice-Chair Initiates Recall Against Rep. Tom Sullivan, Who Sponsored 'Red Flag' Gun Law
Sullivan has made passing stricter gun laws one of his signature issues. He lost his son Alex in the Aurora theater shooting, which he calls "the hardest thing I've ever dealt with."
Lawmakers in both parties still have very different approaches on how to handle gun violence.
Advocates say there's a lot more to do as critics gear up for legal challenges and potential recall efforts.
The state has only executed one person since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976: Gary Lee Davis in 1997.
It was a 7-4 party-line vote to advance the bill to the House Appropriations Committee.
While similar, Democratic House Majority Leader Alec Garnett said the new bill won’t be a carbon copy of the proposal that failed in 2018.
Sullivan lost his son, Alex, in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. This November, Sullivan was elected to the state House.
Sullivan's election to the state House was part of a blue wave in Colorado. Now he's leading a renewed effort for "gun restraining order" legislation.
Tom Sullivan of Centennial fought back tears when he talked about how his son Alex is still with him in spirit as he prepares for the race.