Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:02 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sacramento –Gun-rights advocates plan to target Assembly Speaker John Pérez and four other Democratic lawmakers in a recall campaign to serve as retribution for California passing an assortment of gun-control bills this year.

Political consultant Jennifer Kerns announced Thursday that the lawmakers they will attempt to unseat include Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, state Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona (Los Angeles County), Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton (Orange County), and Peréz, who terms out of his Los Angeles seat next year.

Kerns said the group is using a scoring system in which lawmakers are ranked on how they voted and how much money it would take to initiate a recall election. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks (San Bernardino County), joined in the announcement on the west steps of the Capitol.

Kerns said Republican Assembly members Brian Jones of Santee (San Diego County) and Shannon Grove of Bakersfield have also joined the effort.

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