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The problem for the candidates is that gun control is a clear loser in elections. The anti-freedom position has been discredited constitutionaly, factually, and culturally. It is only the far left "progressives" that still cling to the outdated notion that disarming people makes them safe. If the old media were not pushing for a state monopoly on arms, there would be no debate at all.

But, the candidates have to deal with the old meda. President Obama doesn't want to remove the protective cover they have given him on the gun issue, and Romney does not want to give them the least bit of a hook to hang their animosity toward him on. The old media still has enormous influence, as has been shown by their ability to cover for President Obama in the Fast and Furious, Libya, and Solyndra scandals.

1 posted on 10/04/2012 7:34:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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>> The problem for the candidates is that gun control is a clear loser in elections.

Exactly. What is it, nationwide? 65/35 against gun control? 70/30?

Even the libs around here are gun owners.

Only an uninformed dummy would step in that.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 7:37:17 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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Oh, they’re against illegal guns, are they? Well, I’m against bad food. How brave we are.

By the way, what are the families calling for, exactly? And why do they let such a situtation turn them against inanimate objects? Would they make an ad calling for a ban on combustion engines because their kid died in a highway accident?


3 posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT by Tublecane
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bttt


4 posted on 10/04/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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All three avoided it and that was good news for us - and them.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 7:47:05 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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"big swing states since many of them have territories where gun ownership is popular."

Territories? My state has counties, cities, corporations, but no territories. Does he mean the North West Territories? It doesn't matter, my state is not a swing state. We even ran a democrat challenger to Barry this year.

7 posted on 10/04/2012 7:53:16 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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Just out of curiosity – will they bring up the Fast and Furious version of the ObamaPhone – Barry’s Guns for Gangsters program?


8 posted on 10/04/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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