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“Peo­ple who hate guns and gun rights can­not be­lieve that peo­ple dis­agree with them in good faith. The NRA doesn’t need to spend a lot of money con­vinc­ing politi­cians to pro­tect gun rights. All it needs to do is spend a lit­tle money clar­i­fy­ing that a great many of those politi­cians’ con­stituents care deeply about gun rights. Four out of 10 Amer­i­cans have a gun in their house­hold, ac­cord­ing to a Pew Re­search Cen­ter sur­vey. Seventy-three per­cent of gun own­ers say they can’t imag­ine not own­ing a gun. Maybe some politi­cians se­cretly fa­vor stricter con­trols on guns. But what keeps them from pur­su­ing such re­stric­tions isn’t cash from the NRA; it’s votes from their pas­sion­ate con­stituents.” Jonah Gold­berg in Town­hall.com

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