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Old March 11, 2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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GA Congressman Changes Position

US Representative Phil Gingrey of Georgia has changed his position on potential magazine limits and now says he no longer supports limiting capacity. He said, “I have come to the conclusion that [limiting clip capacity] clearly would be a mistake — that it would not solve the problem”. The Congressman also states that he opposes universal background checks.

Basically he says that his earlier statement was an emotional response to the recent shootings and that he was really just “thinking out loud”. Well, I suspect all the calls to his office where his constituents were “speaking out loud” got his attention. He is being mentioned as a possible US Senate candidate and probably realized his position was out of step with the folks in Georgia.

Seems like a perfect example of someone that was definitely influenced by all the calls and letters, so yes these folks do listen – sometimes.
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