It's obvious from what happened here in Colorado, Democrats know: Career be damned. What Obama wants, Obama gets.
I don't know about this. I think that the Democrats believe that this is a paradigm shift, and that gun-control enthusiasts are a clear majority of Democrats and that gun-control enthusiasts plus gun control apathetics are a clear majority of the electorate in Democratic districts. A strong enough backbone, and a couple of wins, and they'll break the perception of strength that the NRA has. Identical to the pattern they see with gay marriage, where an issue has transformed from poisonous to inarguable in the space of a few years
. Pretty much the only place you'll find Democrats who don't adopt this reasoning is the US Senate. No gerrymandering, too many represent states that tend to vote Republican, and US Senate seats are few and high enough profile that even with the pathetically weak bench the Republicans have, a weakened Democrat can often attract a strong enough Republican to beat him.
You’re on to something. If the number of gun owners and/or armed households is dropping and urbanization continues apace, then you could logically conclude that “gun control” is a winner. Nobody owns guns, because they can’t, then who needs guns?
My experience is the opposite. In Chicago, everybody wants a gun. I know seven liberal Democratic women. Within the last year they went shotgunning. They all loved it and plan to go again.
posted on 03/22/2013 4:48:49 AM PDT
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