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  •  Setting aside the logistical difficulty (10+ / 0-)

    of repealing(actually, in this case adding an amendment that repealed the 2nd) any constitutional amendment.

    It is simply not a political winner - any attempt by the Democratic party to push this forward would be met with widespread, bi-partisan resistance.

    You would likely be ushering in a decade of Republican control.

    It would be equivalent to the mainstream Dem platform throwing itself onto a grenade.

    Power-Worshipping Fascist

    by campionrules on Thu May 03, 2012 at 10:10:50 AM PDT

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    •  Because of lobbying by the gun industry (0+ / 0-)

      Any attempt to restrict gun availability now is bound to fail not because it is unpopular, but because of lobbying of the gun industry.

      I'm guessing you do not like the lobbying the pharma industry does in Washington to win patent protections, price gaurantees, and government contracts for their greater profitability.

      The gun industry does the same thing with regards to gun laws.  Absent that kind of protection of its own profits, the public's voice on the issue can not be heard.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu May 03, 2012 at 10:52:23 AM PDT

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