The following is an excerpt from Igor Bobic | October 18, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com |
WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like there was a 15-year virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics.
But Democrats are talking again about the issue now.
President Barack Obama is considering taking more executive action.
And Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's had enough of the legislative stalemate on guns.
At the Democrats' first debate in the presidential season, candidates jockeyed for bragging rights over who had the lowest rating from the National Rifle Association.
Democrats say support for new gun laws is broader and the politics of the issue have shifted enough to make the push for tougher measures a political winner, even if there remains almost no chance for success in the Republican-run Congress.
Republicans are eager for Democrats to test that theory.
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