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  •  ayotte is going to get hurt by theis (4+ / 0-)

    toomey will be helped.

    Pryor, Begich, Heitkamp... unclear.

    Expect more polling in the days and weeks to come to clarify this.

    What is clear that every pundit that says " intensity is on the side of gun rights" doesn't know what they are talking about. it used to be so, now it's much more evenly split.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:58:29 AM PDT

    •  Gun advocates' Intensity (3+ / 0-)

      is bordering on hysteria.  They decry the "emotional" decision to require universal background checks but their emotions are more often than not in high, irrational, furious, paraoid gear.

      •  There was a diary here that blamed the "emotional" (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        a2nite, Glen The Plumber

        ... appeal of Newtown parents and others for the failure of background check legislation.

        Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

        by Bob Johnson on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 10:00:25 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed: The AR-15 factories are working 3-shifts (0+ / 0-)

        The firearms control debate has put more semi-automatic rifles and handguns into circulation, and more ammunition on the street, than an alien space invasion--the old record being held by President Clinton's aWb--and it was done knowing his rhetoric would NEVER result in signed legislation. The House was never going to consider anything pertaining to gun control even IF it made it out of the Senate. I'm still trying to figure out why the President did this.

        Stag Arms has a 70,000 AR-15 backlog of sales right now, and every AR-15 manufacturer in the country has a back-order of at least a year.

        I'm afraid that before it's over the Obama Administration will have TRIPLED the number of assault weapons and high capacity magazines in circulation.

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