To someone living on the coasts, the fight in Colorado over gun control -- often called by its repackaged name, "gun violence" -- might be hard to understand. Restrictions on gun magazine capacities and background checks for all gun transfers might sound benign. So how could it lead to the first recall elections in the state's history?Colorado has more guns than people. More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed carry permits, so people here largely know how guns actually work. Consequently, we are less likely to be rattled from the emotional spin of anti gun hysteria. We know guns that look "mean" aren't actually military machine guns, that they function like any other semi automatic gun (pull the trigger once and only one bullet comes out), that the ammunition they use isn't "high powered," and so on.

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