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  •  I don't think the NRA is as all powerful as they (10+ / 0-)

    are made out to be, and I don't think they are what's holding things up.

    Remember their monetary contributions to campaigns isn't much in the post Citizens United world, and only a small percentage of gun owners belong and of those many belong simply as it's required to use the range.

    I think the pro gun regulation crowd is a victim of their own success. By framing the issue as a bunch of baby killers versus the left and making so much noise the gun issue got noticed. All the states making restrictive laws got noticed. A lot of people who don't follow politics and would be OK with a background check look upon their reps and say, "he voted for the gun bill". Come November next year that's a big issue.

    Haven't heard a word out of any Dems in my state except Digette who thinks you can't reload a magazine. I'd bet my senator who is up for reelection would just as soon not vote. Ten thousand single issue voters is a lot of people in this state in an in-between election.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:15:40 AM PDT

    •  there aren't any single issue gun voters (1+ / 0-)
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      it's a myth. The majority of the gun obsessed (as opposed to average hunters) strongly identify with the right wing on a host of other issues, either libertarian or republican. They don't vote with the left anyway.

      The handful of exceptions are the lonely crowd we see here at dkos, who have a hard time finding anyone to share their fetishes that isn't also a Michelle Bachmann clone. Poor things.

      In any case, there's no evidence any of the base for "No Regulation" - the NRA policy, the policy the gun obsessed support - is increasing, nor is there any evidence the majority of those people would ever in a million years vote for the party that brought them the black socialist from kenya.

      All we're seeing now is the reaction of those fetishists to their own coming irrelevance. They're screaming bloody murder, so it seems like there are more of them. There aren't.

    •  Actually the NRA doesn't have to do or say a thing (4+ / 0-)

      They can ride their past successes like a pony. They have successfully branded the Dems as "the gun grabbing party". I heard it from idiots the day after Obama was elected the first time, "Now they're coming for my gun"

      People did buy ammo (with some help from the dealers who wanted panic buying) then everything settled down. Now, this has happened and those who are the most ready to be jacked up are rarin' to go. It's their wedge.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:39:32 AM PDT

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