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How Gun Control Advocates Got Smart

11 Feb 2013

How Gun Control Advocates Got Smart

The Atlantic writes, “Gun-control groups don’t even use the term “gun control,” with its big-government implications, favoring “preventing gun violence” instead. Democratic politicians preface every appeal for reform with a paean to the rights enshrined in the Second Amendment and bend over backwards to assure “law-abiding gun owners” they mean them no ill will. Even the president, a Chicago liberal who once derided rural voters’ tendency to “cling to guns or religion,” seeks to assure gun enthusiasts he’s one of them by citing a heretofore-unknown enthusiasm for skeet shooting. … A frequent question in the current battle over gun control is why anyone should expect reform to succeed now when it’s failed repeatedly for the last 20 years. Maybe this is why: advocates of gun control radically changed their message into one that’s more appealing to Middle America and moderate voters.” Full Article

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