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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:09 AM

Democrats see 2014 opportunity in gun control debate

Democratic campaign strategists believe Republican opposition to the gun control push led by President Obama will make the GOP vulnerable with voters in suburban districts — the very seats Democrats are focusing on in their bid to regain the House majority.

A memo Monday from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outlines how it believes "Tea Party Republicans" are hurting the party overall with their stance against expanded gun control measures.

"On the eve of a major grassroots push in favor of gun violence prevention, it’s clear that Tea Party House Republicans will maintain their out-of-touch approach and obstruct sensible reforms to reduce gun violence that most Americans support — undermining their party’s appeal, hurting their candidates and endangering suburban Republican seats," the memo reads.

Obama last month unveiled a series of reforms aimed at curbing gun violence, including a call for a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks and a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. But many of the president's proposals remain controversial within the Republican Party — and among many Democrats — including the assault weapons ban and background checks.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/282155-democrats-see-2014-opportunity-in-gun-control-debate#ixzz2Lcp4CgI0

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SecularMotion Feb 2013 OP
Kolesar Feb 2013 #1
LAGC Feb 2013 #2
Yavapai Feb 2013 #3
SecularMotion Feb 2013 #5
madville Feb 2013 #4

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:23 AM

1. Exactly one year after the mass shooting in Chardon High School

One boy is in a wheelchair with a spinal injury. I know what that is like. My brother has been a quadriplegic since he was 36. But that's 36, not 16. Blame that on our leaders who promote permissive gun ownership.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:52 AM

2. And when the Repukes gain seats in 2014, including probably re-taking the Senate...

...will we still be wasting political capital bloviating about more gun controls?

Seems like some folks never learn...

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Response to LAGC (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. Think you are entirely correct.

 

How many lives will it cost in terms of their repealing Obama care? Because they will have the votes to do exactly that come 2016.

Have been hearing several Democrats already saying that they are through with the Democrat Party and will defect to the GOP come next election. They aren't people who post here or anywhere, but they did vote for Obama both times. When will the DNC ever learn?

Seems like these people just can't resist climbing that tree and kicking the nest of bee's whenever they get the chance. Then they wonder why they keep getting stung.

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Response to Yavapai (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. It's the Democratic Party. Not The Democrat Party

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Response to LAGC (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:27 PM

4. Gun folks tend to get motivated

They'll forget whatever immigration or tax/budget compromises the GOP makes, they'll be single issue voters and turn out, which is dangerous in a midterm.

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