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  •  Will the pro-gun proposals also fade? (2+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib, Amber6541

    the ones that would require all teachers to have (and be trained to use) guns? that would put an armed guard in every classroom? that would force state university campuses to allow concealed (and even unconcealed) carry? that would outlaw any attempt to curtail large-capacity magazines?

    It seems to me that the whole issue is off the front page, which may be good for the status quo if not for actual progress.

    For comparison, I recall that after 9/11 the right-wingers were able to push through a host of really really bad laws, which we're still pretty much stuck with because voting to repeal them brands you as a wimp or commie or terrorist or something.

    This time, there was a lot of bluster from the NRA, but no one in the Administration (or even in Congress, aside from a few crazies) is lining up behind them. That's not exactly a "win" but it's better than the alternative.

    •  I think they were all defensive political measures (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, dinotrac the pro-gun crowd, so I'd hope they'd fade. Kind of "check; checkmate; OK, it's a draw."

      But, I'm not sure.

      Guns are everything to their supporters, whereas they're just one of many problems to the average person who may want more gun regulations but isn't going to put it above other issues.

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      by Bush Bites on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 05:07:53 AM PDT

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    •  I sure as hell hope so. (0+ / 0-)

      You make a good point.

      Momentum may be overrated -- a potential push into bad law.

      There are serious issues with firearms, and thoughtful is not the worst thing in the world.

      Or the most common.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:48:50 AM PDT

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