Dear Editor:

A conservative friend asked me the other day what awful thing state legislator Mike McLachlan had done to have a recall drive launched against him.

Had he stolen money?


Been challenged by an ethics committee?


Been cited for a DUI?


McLachlan merely voted with the majority of Colorado legislators on common sense gun legislation: to ban high capacity magazines, to require background checks on gun sales and transfers, and to re-impose a small fee on buyers to cover said background check.

Now, though, some are petitioning to get rid of McLachlan because, heaven forbid, he voted his conscience. He voted with the 90 percent of Americans who support gun control; Americans who are sickened — and terrified — by Aurora and Newtown.

Most Americans, including Mike, support both the 2nd Amendment and smart controls that are trying protect innocent bystanders from unstable owners of weapons of mass destruction.

I am as proud of Mike McLachlan as I am sincerely sorry that he is being subjected to ugly, crude, cruel comments and recall petitions. Please, support Mike McLachlan for doing his job, bravely.

P.S. My conservative friend agrees with me.

Anne Markward


This story was posted on May 16, 2013.

2 Responses to Support

  1. Inez

    May 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Keep your opinions in Durango please!

  2. Craig

    May 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Anne, you first need common sense so could understand why people are recalled. This is not common sense legislation and I always enjoy the left when they drop the number of “90% of the people support gun control”. It’s obvious you do not possess common sense otherwise you would understand why there’s a drive for the recall. Inez was correct, stay in Durango.