Disarmed Democrats

Brownstein, Ronald
July 2012
National Journal;7/28/2012, p16
The article criticizes the U.S. Democrats for not wanting to engage on gun-control issues even following the Aurora, Colorado massacre in July 2012. It notes that President Barack Obama stopped short of reaffirming his previous support for restoring the assault-weapons ban passed under former President Bill Clinton's administration. It speculates that gun control is a high-risk political issue as half of the voters oppose it and it is the half that Democrats have little chance of reaching.


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