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Democrats quietly cheer high court gun ruling

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When the Supreme Court extended the individual right to own a gun Monday, it handed Second Amendment advocates — many of whom are at home in the GOP — one of their most significant legal victories ever.

But who won the day in politics? The Democrats.

For them, the court’s groundbreaking decision couldn’t have been more beneficial to the cause in November. Now, Democratic candidates across the map figure they have one less issue to worry about on the campaign trail. And they won’t have to defend Republican attacks over gun rights and an angry, energized base of gun owners.

“It removes guns as a political issue because everyone now agrees that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and everybody agrees that it’s subject to regulation,” said Lanae Erickson, deputy director of the culture program at centrist think tank Third Way.

A House Democratic aide agreed that the court’s decision removed a potentially combustible element from the mix.

“The Supreme Court ruled here that you have a fundamental right to own and bear arms, and that means at the national level it’s harder — whether it’s Republicans or whether it’s the [National Rifle Association] — to throw that claim out: If Democrats are in charge. they’re going to come get your guns,” said the aide. “It pretty much took that off the table.”

The likely removal — or at least neutralization — of the gun issue this fall is of no small matter in the battle for the House and Senate. The Democratic majorities in both chambers were built, in part, on victories in pro-gun states and districts that had until recently been difficult terrain for Democratic candidates as a result of the national party’s position on gun control.
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Don't worry, Dems-there's plenty of other stuff for you to lose on...

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The Politico is doing its best to spin for the Democrats.

 

In case the idiots over there haven't noticed, gun control is one of the few issues the 'Rats have not discussed other than a few random ones like Daley. They already know it is a losing issue for them, and they had no intention of bringing it up in this Congress.

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Gun ownership by the population was considered so important by the Founders that it was placed second in importance only to the right of free POLITICAL speech. The fact that it took one hundred years for SCOTUS to acknowledge it is reprehensible........glad they finally got it right.

 

Have no doubt that the left will be looking to find a way to get around this decision. There are two things they fear above all else....an informed electorate, and an armed one.

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