Colorado’s second Congressional district is a heavily Democratic area that includes the college town of Boulder. Whomever wins the Democrat primary will almost certainly win the Congressional seat. Shannon Watts recently relocated to the area from Indiana and widespread speculation has been that she’d try to springboard from the anti-gun rights work she’s done for Michael Bloomberg into a Congressional seat.
Jared Polis currently holds the job, but according to denverpost.com:
Within hours of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis formally announcing his run for Colorado governor, two Democrats — Ken Toltz and Shannon Watts, both gun-control advocates — said they were eyeing the Boulder Democrat’s congressional seat.
Watts made a name for herself as Michael Bloomberg’s hired gun, serving as the figurehead and telegenic face of Moms Demand for Gun Sense in America after the New York billionaire acquired the gun control org. The anti-rights group has had little success attracting supporters or passing restrictions on gun ownership and use.
Bloomberg’s stacks of cash and the organization it pays for, however, were critical in passing Washington State’s controversial and highly restrictive elimination of private gun sales. Under the new law, all “private” gun sales and transfers must be conducted through a federal dealer, ensuring the federal government has a paper trail of the transaction.
It seems a good bet that Bloomberg’s wallet will open wide in support of Watts’ congressional bid.
In terms of the effect a Representative Watts would have in the House when it comes to Second Amendment freedoms, it’s long been a Democrat seat and there likely wouldn’t be a dime’s worth of difference no matter who wins the seat.
While Watts hasn’t shown much in the way of organizational talent, she has shown an consistent ability to promote Michael Bloomberg’s legislative agenda. If she’s elected, limiting Second Amendment rights are likely to be one of her top legislative priorities.
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