Skip to comments.By the numbers: Here's how many gun control advocates won House seats
Posted on 11/09/2018 2:20:58 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
After heavy spending by both sides of the issue, gun control proponents picked up seats in House midterm races as gun rights advocates lost ground.
Based on House voting records tracked by the National Rifle Association, more than two dozen gun rights proponents won't be returning to Congress.
Meanwhile, House Democrats expanded the number of gun control advocates in their caucus. The new majority includes dozens of candidates who support gun control, including Lucy McBath in Georgia, whose 17-year-old son was fatally shot in 2012 and who made gun violence the centerpiece of her campaign.
Sixty-one percent of voters who responded to VoteCast, a survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press, said they support stricter gun laws, compared with 8 percent who said they should be loosened. Eighty-six percent of those supporting Democratic candidates backed stricter gun laws, along with 34 percent of those who supported Republicans.
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This is bullshit in several respects.
Republicans - Pro Gun
Democrats - Anti Gun
Republicans - Pro Life
Democrats - Pro Abortion
This isn’t hard to figure out, people.
Evil orange man has YUGE veto pen.
Which probably means they won’t be spending too much time in office. Gun control advocates will soon again lose with the public when the costly and ineffective and also very hypocritical nature (guns for political and media industry elite only, the laws are only for the little people) of their ideas are exposed.
I recall reading prior to election day that the money being spent by anti-gun groups on candidates was not used to air gun control ads but instead was spent to bolster them in other areas like health care, etc. I don’t think there has been an overwhelming shift in how gun control will play out in future elections based on the latest results. I suspect the House will pass some sort of background check bill but will it come up in the Senate and be able to muster 60 votes?
All they have to do now is get their bills through the senate and get Trump to sign them.
Yes, it’s BS.
It’s not 61% of voters who support gun control...
It’s 61% of voters who responded to the Ass Press’s crappy survey.
...because gun control is so effective in preventing shootings... /s/
Buy guns this weekend if you are able. Send a message. Buy American gun products.
My district flipped to the dark side.
3. Who cares?
I’m so sure that more laws means safer streets.
There is no law that will prevent someone from choosing a gun as weapon of choice when their goal is destruction.
My guess: suburban women, soccer moms and millenials.
No anti-gun ads here. It was mostly making health care affordable, the ore-existing conditions crap, and fully funding everything. Still, people are dumb. When has government made anything cost less?
Hope NOT. My 16 yr old was ambushed and BEAT TO DEATH WITH A 2 FT SECTION OF FENCE POST. BY A SOCIOPATH WHO WANTED TO SEE WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO KILL. Jeremy had the physical and mental make up of a 12 yr old as he was developmentally delayed, his voice hadn’t cracked yet nor did he have peach fuzz on his face, he was still playing with Hot Wheels and GI Joe’s. AG plea bargained M1 down to M2 20 yrs. 6 parole hearings I managed to eke out 10.5 yrs.
I’m his #1 target. I have a LIFE TIME GUN PERMIT! And TN is a open carry state. And yes I’m a decent marks-woman.
MEMPHIS IS A WAR ZONE ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK UNARMED.
I’m so sorry about your son, Jeremy.
Your whole family will be in my family’s prayers. I can’t even imagine the loss, fear, and anger you must have to live with. May the Lord grant the repose of Jeremy’s soul and may he bless and have mercy on your whole family. Also, may the Lord’s infinite justice be absolute on the murderer who killed Jeremy and all those who participated in developing and sheltering that monster.
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