Why President Obama and Dems are losing their anti-gun campaign


by NW Spotlight

An excellent read by a very articulate pro-NRA voice from the left – explaining to gun control Democrats how to make a better argument. The author, Virginia blogger Kontra, is left-leaning, pro choice, opposes ALEC and participated in the Occupy movement.


Allow me this humble suggestion: The best way to convince the American public that you’re not interested in taking guns away is to stop talking about taking guns away.

Firstly, when your politicians are asked, “Do you support state legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?” as Obama was in his 1996 Senate campaign, you should never answer “Yes,” as Obama did. Publicly advocating a ban on all handguns is not the way to convince people that you’re not interested in banning guns. Furthermore, when you are campaigning for president, never say the phrase “I continue to support a [federal] ban on concealed carry,” as Obama did in 2004. This gives people the impression that your intention is to prevent the states from setting reasonable guidlelines on who can defend themselves outside of their home.

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  • JacklordGod

    What happened to the Dems is people sobered up, the mob mentality faded, and everyone started to realize the kids at Sandy Hook didn’t die because of alack of background checks on a small percentage of sales at gun shows.

    Of course there were the ridiculous polls that showed 90% support for the Senate bill. Obviously that’s very doubtful, you don’t get the Senate voting against 90% of the public in such a tremendous fashion as they smacked down this bill.

    Sure the NRA is a powerful lobby, but lets get real – If the NRA’s message was “if you vote for this bill we will not fund your re election” how big a threat is that if 90% of the public really agreed with you and was against the NRA.?

    Bottom line – When you come up with gun control that really has no implications for the crime at hand, its a loser issue.

  • LibsDeserveDeath

    Very simple – Harry Reid and the Democrats did not have the votes before their vacation – and didn’t have them afterward either. However, it was amusing to see Obama acting like a typical sore loser after the vote. Too bad he doesn’t put as much effort into balancing the budget or helping create a few non-union jobs.

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