On the heels of the historic recall of state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron over gun control, one state Senate candidate is making a bold statement about his stance on the Second Amendment.
Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes, who is running to replace term-limited Gail Schwartz, D-Aspen in SD-5, held his first fundraising event on Saturday — a shooting event dubbed "50 for 50."
Supporters gathered at Stengel's gun range in Hotchkiss to fire a .50 caliber rifle for a $50 contribution to the Suppes for State Senate campaign.
The invitation invoked the spirit of the west, with festivities beginning at high noon.
Suppes remarked, "This event was a celebration of our Bill of Rights and western Colorado values. Everyone had a great time and got to do something most people will never get the chance to do.
"I want my kids to have the same opportunities in Colorado that I have had and if things don't change that will never happen."
Suppes and his wife Beth, along with his parents Paul and Mary, and brother Adam, were at Saturday's 50 for 50 event.
Former State Representative Ray Rose was the NRA certified range officer for the event.blog comments powered by Disqus