By Tom Knighton
Gun control gained a lot of ground in the immediate aftermath of Parkland. There’s no denying it. Anyone with half a brain can see it. But, like almost any other mass shooting, the moment was there in the immediate aftermath and then started fading. Public sentiment in favor of gun control was high, and it was on almost everyone’s mind, so lawmakers jumped.
But things have settled down a bit, just like they always do.
That doesn’t stop gun control activists from pretending that they still have all the momentum.
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting in February, gun-control advocates have said there is something different about the debate this year — that the issue is on the minds of suburban moms and younger, traditionally less engaged voters.
The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence counts 55 new gun-control laws passing in 26 states in the past five months. That’s unusual in the number of laws, the variety of the laws passed and the bipartisan support a number of them had. Republican governors in 15 states signed bills gun-control advocates supported.
Gun-control advocates are now on the offensive — a shift from 2017, when their focus was …Read the Rest
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