The Political Price of Gun Control?

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A Q-poll released Friday indicates that supporting gun violence prevention measures like background checks might result in political gain. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania who helped draft a bipartisan compromise on background check legislation that failed in the Senate, saw a bump in approval ratings after his efforts.

The poll found 48 percent of voters in Pennsylvania approve of the job Toomey is doing, a 5 point jump since January. Among gun owners, 54 percent approved of his efforts – a statistic supporting claims, made by many who supported the proposal, that expanding background checks does not infringe on the rights of gun owners.

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One thought on “The Political Price of Gun Control?

  1. Kim

    It looks like the censors are back in force by the absence of my rather innocent – but true – comment.

    Paul Rand voted against the recent Senate attempt at gun control, and his poll numbers are skyrocketing in virtually every major poll.

    Jenny Wilson is not strong on objectivity or on ‘full disclosure’.

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