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Response to Deep13 (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 07:41 PM

5. There are 80,000,000 gun owners in our nation. ...

Add the voting age members of their families who enjoy shooting and you come up with a very powerful voting block.

Many gun owners believe what some politicians said recently which was, "The assault weapons ban is a good first step." Gun owners suspect the second step is to ban all semi-automatic firearms followed by all handguns. Therefore they will vote against any politician who supports strong gun control.

In states with a low level of gun ownership, gun control advocates may be able to pass strong gun control laws. However at the national level their efforts are made more difficult by the fact that each state gets two and only two Senators. A state with a small population that supports gun rights has the same voting power as a state that has a much larger population and supports strong gun control.

I fear gun control advocates face a difficult uphill battle if the goal is to ban certain or all civilian owed firearms. There are many effective things we can do to reduced gun violence in our nation but in my opinion talking about "bans" poisons the water.

But I might be wrong. Time will tell.

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