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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New York Times: Has the NRA Won?

That's the question New York Times' far left op/ed writer Charles M. Blow asks in response to the new Pew Research survey released last Friday that pointed out  "for the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52 percent to 46 percent.”
It is now fair to ask whether the National Rifle Association is winning — or has in fact won — this era of the gun debate in this country. 
Gun control advocates have tried to use the horror that exists in the wake of mass shootings to catalyze the public into action around sensible gun restrictions. But rather than these tragedies being a cause for pause in ownership of guns, gun ownership has spiked in the wake of these shootings.
Blow goes on to lay out the information Pew's survey shows about how the public's attitude has changed over time then concludes:
One may begrudge and bemoan the fact, but it is hard to deny it: the N.R.A. appears to be winning this round.

I'm sure Blow was moaning the entire time he wrote his column.

1 comment:

Cargosquid said...

He missed the point.

The NRA hasn't won.

AMERICANS have won.