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  •  Who the hell has demonized gun owners (16+ / 0-)

    Everyone pushing for reforms has gone out of their way to send signals of moderation and warmth towards hunters and gun owners. Whether its the President who basically always mentions the right to bear arms, the rights of gunowners, and the need to empathize with them. Or Mark Kelly, who is a gun-owner and proudly touts his hunting bonafides. Even the ads from Bloombergs group have hunters claiming they're fine with background checks.

    The main strategy of gun reform advocates has been to push incremental measures and, in so doing, peel away NRA members and hunters from their leadership. Its the exact opposite of demonizing, its co-option. Honestly, if you see demonizing in this campaign, you're basically a lost cause and will see that no matter what gun reform advocates say.

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