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The No-Compromise Group That Thinks the NRA Is Weak on Guns

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Ammunition is displayed at the PMC Ammunition booth at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on Jan. 19, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

John Morse still burns when he remembers how gun-rights groups chased him from political office for helping to pass firearms restrictions after 12 people were shot to death in a movie theater near Denver.

The 2013 recall campaign against Morse, the Colorado senate president, and a colleague, made them the state’s first lawmakers removed from office by voters. It also boosted the fortunes of one of the groups that led the fight against him, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, which has since taken its activism nationwide as the National Association for Gun Rights.