. Why Republicans Won’t Budge on Guns « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NY TIMES – Asked Wednesday what the reaction would be from voters back home if he were to support any significant form of gun control, the first-term Republican had a straightforward answer: “Most would probably throw me out of office,” he said. His response helps explain why Republicans have resisted proposals such as the one for universal background checks for gun buyers, despite remarkably broad support from the public for such plans — support that can reach up to 90 percent nationwide in some cases. The reality is that that 90 percent figure probably includes some Republicans who are open to new laws.

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