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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 10:01 PM
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31. Do you think the gun ban would have been such a huge issue among gun owners
Edited on Mon Oct-20-08 10:04 PM by benEzra
if the gun ban hadn't been passed? Hmmmm?

What was it, exactly, that motivated all those gun owners to vote the pro-AWB Congresspeople out? Oh, wait, it was because those Congresspeople voted for the AWB. Wow, what a coincidence.

Cause, effect, as the Merovingian would say...

Clinton had been led to believe that the AWB was a non-issue with gun owners (because most gun owners supposedly were hunters, and the AWB didn't affect anyone but a tiny fringe, blah blah blah). That advice was flatly wrong, as others with more knowledge of the issue tried to point out. Clinton forced the issue, and proved the critics were right; the AWB provoked an immense (and well deserved) backlash, and ranked as one of the greatest political miscalculations of the decade.
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