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  •  Look at the polls above (9+ / 0-)

    Universal background checks enjoy extremely wide support, unbelievably wide support in fact. The other two are closer and that is going to play in the minds of legislators in some districts.

    All the anger at the NRA will not change the facts on the ground if you represent a district that is more purple than blue. Never mind those who just flat out don't want to see anything pass.

    Background checks and IMO gun trafficking are possible and I would personally like to see them.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:06:52 AM PST

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    •  yes, elected officials have issues to balance... (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, LilithGardener

      ...and all the obstructions that gun enthusiasts and gun profiteers can use to degrade potential progress will not change the facts on the ground that there is an increasing majority of folks who flat out want to see some serious regulation passed.

      Cheers.

      •  And that increasing majority (4+ / 0-)

        seems to be settling on background checks. Magazines and "assault rifles" to a lesser extent. Follow the link on the Quinnipiac polls and look at the divisions along with the agreements. If you were a Dem in a red state or even a purple state, that would give you food for thought.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:54:25 AM PST

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