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Old June 21, 2012, 09:18 PM   #11
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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Let's hope it stays that way.
Oh, it looks like it's getting worse as time goes by. I remember when they had the money and clout to make the NRA blink.

I have never been able to positively identify exactly where the turning point was, or what really caused what I've started calling "The Great Gun Rights Awakening"
I don't think it was any one thing. Part of it was (belated) backlash against the Assault Weapons Ban, which got public attention. Part of it was the wave of widespread concealed-carry legislation.

Part of it was a change in the way many in the legal and academic cultures saw the 2nd Amendment. I think the Heller decision was very indicitive of that.

I was surprised when, during a Republican Presidential debate in 2008, the question of whether or not prospective candidates owned guns was given real weight.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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