Virginia Is The “Canary In The Coal Mine” Election For U.S. Gun Owners
By Cam Edwards
AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter
We’re less than three weeks away from statewide elections in Virginia, and according to a new poll, gun control is shaping up to be the the top issue on the minds of voters in the state.
Gun policy has emerged as a major issue for members of both parties, and three out of four voters say it is their top concern, according to a recent Washington Post-Schar School poll.
With the GOP down to a narrow majority in the General Assembly, Democrats aim to flip one or both chambers in November’s election, and many see gun control as a winning issue.
On a recent evening in the basement of a church in Arlington, volunteers trained to canvass for gun-control candidates, including Democratic Del. Kathy Tran of the 42nd District.
They are activists with Moms Demand Action. The gun control group is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, which has committed a record $2.5 million to advancing gun control in Virginia’s elections — more than 10 times what the NRA contributed this cycle.
So gun control groups are outspending pro-gun groups 10-to-1, which is probably to be expected when the gun control groups are bankrolled by …Read the Rest
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