Second Amendment: A Winning Issue

by Mike on February 22, 2006

in Politics

Back in the late 1990s, Republicans were terrified of the gun issue, often highlighting their support for modest gun control. The tables have turned. Democrat Senate candidate Bob Casey is making it known that like Senator Santorum, he opposes gun control. While this should help Casey politically with the middle of the road types in PA, it is also encouraging.

It’s encouraging because even though our candidate is losing, our ideas are winning. The Democrats have to run a “pro-life”, pro-gun candidate to beat Santorum. We are winning the battle of ideas. This often happens a little too slowly for our tastes, but it is still happening.

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Cannon February 22, 2006 at 8:25 pm

This has a lot to do with the anomaly that is Pennsylvania. Philadelphia aside, PA is vehemently pro-gun. According to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act, “firearms” doesn’t even include rifles and shotguns (Title 18, sec. 6102, for you law nerds). After all, as James Carville once said, Pennsylvania is “Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.”

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