Skip to comments.Who Killed Gun Control?
Posted on 04/18/2013 11:13:40 AM PDT by marktwain
The Establishment is very concerned this morning that the representatives of the people have resisted demands for stricter gun control measures. The president calls it shameful. The New York Times editorial board intones, The Senate Fails America. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post deplores a lack of courage on Capitol Hill, though some might think it takes courage to defy the overwhelming drumbeat of the national media.
Whatever the merits and popularity of the specific measures that went down to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, I think the Establishment fails to appreciate the depth of American support for the Second Amendment. NPR and other media have lately noted a growing libertarian trend in American politics. Thats not just about taxes, Obamacare, marijuana, and marriage equality. It also involves gun rights. After each high-profile shooting, support for gun control rises. But it tends to fall again in short order, as public opinion reverts to the baseline of strong support for gun rights.
I was struck by this poll graphic in the Washington Post on Wednesday. Despite the virtually unanimous support for stricter gun control in the national media, along with other opinion shapers such as Hollywood and the universities, and despite the mass shootings that have received so much attention in our modern world of 24-hour news channels, Americans are becoming more convinced that guns make your family safer.
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America killed it, buddy.
It’s NOT dead...
When was the last time the left stopped pushing anything?
Dead? Hell no.
Slowed down. yes.
Who stood shoulder to shoulder with our forefathers?
Stupidity & ignorance of the actual issues, is never an excuse for writing silly articles.
9-11 killed gun control. Up until then gun control was on a roll!
Then when 19 arabs flew 4 aircraft into buildings and a field while armed only with boxcutters, people who were in favor of tougher laws suddenly realized they just might need the very firearms they were trying to ban.
Who is not a member of the NRA now. Have been for years and will be a life member soon.
Thank God for the NRA and all who stood up to the commies
Who Killed Gun Control?
Americas are sick and tired of his destruction of our society and the attacks on our Constitution. He finally pissed enough of us off to make a stand..........
we the people killed it
I suspect, in some measure, the politicians JUST MAY be starting to realize backing away from civilian disarmament makes THEM safer as well...
Shuuush!...You’ll get censured for that...what was it somebody said about vigilance and 1 generation?...at least we’re riding the brake....
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