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View Diary: The Hazards of Conflating "The NRA" With "Gun Owners" (131 comments)

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  •  I think it's too simplistic... (0+ / 0-)

    I think it's too simplistic to say that the Democrats lost the House in 1994 because of the AWB (or for any one specific reason); major national elections are won or lost for more than one reason.  I think some Dem incumbent losses (like that of Dick Swett in New Hampshire) were attributable to votes for the AWB, but I think that more Dems lost because of their vote for the Clinton budget, or simply because they had a D next to their name.  For example, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, Herb Klein, and George Hochbruckner all lost even though they ran in Northeast suburban districts where being pro-gun control wasn't a liability.  Also, lots of Democrats lost who were anti-gun control, like Jolene Unsoeld and Jack Brooks.  

    Don't crash the gate--take back the keys.

    by lungfish on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:00:25 AM PST

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