Or, to put it more succinctly, the news is that there is no news:
Nearly a year after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings spawned considerable U.S. debate about passing stricter gun control laws, almost half of Americans believe the laws covering the sale of firearms should be strengthened and half say they should stay the same or be less strict.
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The new poll also finds public opposition to banning handgun ownership holding at a record-high 74%, identical to a year ago. One in four Americans think the law should limit possession to police and other authorized persons.
A random thought this early Friday morning: I must say that our side doesn’t seem to be getting polled in Virginia, where that sleazebag McCauliffe holds such a commanding lead over Cuccinelli. At last night’s debate, gun control was brought up:
Gun rights emerged this week as a late addition to the campaign. One of New York Mayor Michael Bloombergâ€™s groups is set to spend more than $1 million on television ads in the final two weeks criticizing Cuccinelliâ€™s positions on gun rights.
Meanwhile, the NRA has given McAuliffe its worst possible rating and has allocated $500,000 for the race.
â€śI donâ€™t care what grade I got from the NRA,â€ť McAuliffe said. â€śI never want to see another Newtown or Aurora or Virginia Tech ever again.â€ť
Is it possible that Virginia should now be considered a “blue” state?
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