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  •  The urban/rural divide continues (1+ / 0-)
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    New York is not immune to the opposition to gun control from its red/purple counties.  This is a really divisive issue, and it is shaping up as a battle between the cities and the less-populated rural areas.

     Buffalo News

    " Buffalo News 2013-02-22: ALBANY – The push-back continues. More than two dozen county legislatures across New York, including Erie County’s, have formally condemned New York’s new gun-control law, describing it as everything from an infringement on Second Amendment rights to legislation stacked with costly state-imposed mandates to an affront to doctor-patient rights. Opposition to the law, which pollsters say has contributed to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent noticeable drop in poll ratings, appears only to be intensifying the emotional debate over gun control even though five weeks have passed........"
     I have no idea how it is going to eventually play out, but 60 people showed up at a town hall in my area and no one was in favor of more gun control laws, according to my local paper.  I have no indication that this is a minority opinion in my own, rural area, and it does not bode well for Democrats in rural districts if they vote in support of gun control.  I believe that the Democratic Party is well aware that they have a problem in legislative districts outside of the cities if they support gun control bills, and that is the very reason why the current proposals appear to not be going anywhere on a national level.  The electoral results of the state laws won't be known until the next election.
    •  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent noticeable drop (0+ / 0-)

      Regardless of gun legislation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent noticeable drop in poll ratings is at least partially due to other Cuomo bullshit, (of which there is much but that's off topic)

      New York's law is severable. That means which ever provisions are struck down, the others will remain.

      Multiple states need to move forward so that regulations get tested in the courts and eventually vetted by SCOTUS.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:38:04 PM PDT

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