Charles C. W. Cooke of the National Review sat down with Tim Knight and Luke Wagner to talk about the recall elections in Colorado. They are two of the leaders of the Basic Freedom Defense Foundation which is spearheading the efforts to recall Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo).
I am the first person from the national press that Knight has spoken to directly. “This is not about us,” he explains. “The new gun laws were just the catalyst. A lot of people are very upset about being ignored, so finding vocal moral support hasn’t really been a hard sell. There’s a lesbian couple that’s been very happy in helping us.” I raised my eyebrows at this. “I start there,” he adds, “because people say to me, ‘Well, they couldn’t possibly be interested in helping you.’ Well, sure they can! They care about protecting themselves, too.”
A desire to protect ones’ self is not limited to white, conservative, male heterosexuals. Likewise, being ignored by those that supposedly represent you in the various legislatures pisses people off including more than just gun rights advocates.