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    Every Progressive position on the issues is in a hopeless minority right up to the moment when it becomes the majority opinion. We have been going through this on LGBT rights for several years since the first state approvals of gay marriage, followed by repeal of DADT. Now DOMA and Prop 8 are coming before the Supreme Court, and much more is happening. Similarly for marijuana and the Drug Wars. Most of Latin America is taking up decriminalization in the wake of new laws in Colorado and Washington.

    Most NRA members disagree with NRA leadership, and the even more vicious Gun Owners of America. It is necessary for those of us who want massacre control to know where responsible gun owners stand, and what are their issues. It helps to know who the irresponsible owners are, too, and what they think they think.

    The NRA leadership used to be for universal background checks, and is now vehemently against them. The membership still approves.

    The real fault line is whether ATF can keep the results of background checks and put them into an electronic database, along with tons (literally) of other gun records now held only on paper. Most NRA members and all gun conspiracy theorists (not the same groups, but with significant overlap) object, while everybody else, including most of law enforcement, agrees that this is obvious common sense.

    Similarly, it is important to know the positions of the responsible and the irresponsible both on I/P, and to spread the word as widely as we can.

    Gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:21:26 AM PST

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