Here's a line that we'll hear a lot this week . . .
Voters want gun control according to polling.
Even at the local level, look at politicos who win public office and that myth is easily busted.
Still . . . The line keeps getting repeated.
Today the local prog blogs are attempting to spread this bit of misinformation . . .
"The majority of Americans have made it clear that they want sensible gun control measures put into place. Measures like universal background checks, banning military style weapons, gun buy-back programs and red flag laws.
"Is the minority or the majority controlling the legislative actions or inaction when it comes to passing sensible gun control measures?
"Is America’s form of democracy one where the minority rules?"
Again . . .
We turn to none other than the right-wing, conservative and ultra-MAGA NEW YORK TIMES to verify that this notion is incorrect . . .
"When voters in four Democratic-leaning states got the opportunity to enact expanded gun background checks into law, the overwhelming support suggested by national surveys was nowhere to be found. Instead, the initiative and referendum results in Maine, California, Washington and Nevada were nearly identical to those of the 2016 presidential election, all the way down to the result of individual counties."
Translation . . .
NOBODY WANTS GUN CONTROL!!! BUT IT'S SOMETHING NICE TO SAY TO POLLSTERS!!!
Read more of a clueless missive from local political player Janice Ellis via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
America's form of democracy supposed to be one where the consent of the majority rules. But is it? This question could not resonate any louder than when it comes to passing sensible gun control measures to stop the mass killing of unsuspecting citizens with military style weapons.
Alternative from NYT - Which, despite our jokes, is actually America's most classically liberal publication . . .
It's one of the most puzzling questions for Democrats in American politics: Why is the political system so unresponsive to gun violence? Expanded background checks routinely receive more than 80 percent or 90 percent support in polling. Yet gun control legislation usually gets stymied in Washington and Republicans never seem to pay a political price for their opposition.
You decide . . .