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Response to jillan (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

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I'd say the issue is comatose since its appeal is extremely limited. I don't think there is much interest among politicians in bringing this issue up, except for Feinstein and Schumer. Even both of them have shut up about it for now.These are two safe Democratic states. Pushing for gun control laws is a killer electorally in the midwest, the south, mountain states, and among less urban areas of what are traditionally blue states as well.

Face it, this country loves its guns. Yes, the fascination (from an outside perspective) is kinda bizarre, but makes sense given the history of this country.

It could be argued that the Democratic loss of congress in '94 was partly due to the Clinton administration pushing gun control legislation. Gore's loss of OH, TN, AR, VW, and several other states can also be attributed in part to his stance on the issue.

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