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  •  Gun supporters, that is voters who (3+ / 0-)
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    Minnesota Deb, scott5js, skohayes

    want no regulations on guns or gun sales at all, tend to be single issue voters, which makes them much more apt to be activists (calling their senators, sending emails, using politically threatening language in their communications with elected officials).  Even though the majority of NRA members supported universal background checks, what the NRA wants is not the most important issue being debated in Washington to most of them.

    Democrats have single issue voters too, e.g., pro-choice activists, but they have organized opposition that is also willing to campaign actively against them.  Democrats are only now trying to organize opposition to the NRA, but the NRA has a long history and very deep pockets arrayed against the new anti-gun opposition groups that haven't coalesced around their message yet.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:04:24 AM PDT

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