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Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:29 PM

Hillary attacking on gun control--Could it backfire in Pennsylvania?

I know there are a lot of hunting enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. I just don't know how Pennsylvania Democrats come down on gun control.

Camp Hillary has been trying to make gun control a central part of their campaign against Bernie in New York. But could they be losing votes in Pennsylvania as a result?

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Reply Hillary attacking on gun control--Could it backfire in Pennsylvania? (Original post)
TheDormouse Apr 2016 OP
haikugal Apr 2016 #1
jfern Apr 2016 #2
Csainvestor Apr 2016 #3
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #4
Csainvestor Apr 2016 #6
Lizzie Poppet Apr 2016 #8
dsc Apr 2016 #11
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #14
Punkingal Apr 2016 #5
thesquanderer Apr 2016 #9
Mnpaul Apr 2016 #15
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #7
DebDoo Apr 2016 #10
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #13
blue neen Apr 2016 #12
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #16

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:30 PM

1. She'll lose voters in PA.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:31 PM

2. She'll just have to remind them she's still Annie Oakley

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:32 PM

3. there are many gun owners in CT as well.

ditto for upstate NY.

The guns used in sandy hook were legally obtained.
Did the elected officials in CT try to ban guns before Sandy Hook?

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Response to Csainvestor (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:33 PM

4. I think it buys her votes in CT because of Sandy Hook

and I suspect that it helps her with Dems in NYC metro area

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:35 PM

6. she is facing backlash for using a tragedy for votes

social media is lambasting hillary for this.

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Response to Csainvestor (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:36 PM

8. She's getting hammered on Twitter for it.

 

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Response to Csainvestor (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:46 PM

11. In short, yes they were

you could have found that out by merely doing one, count it one, google search. He spoke about this issue in the state of the state address in 2013 (Jan).

http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Dan_Malloy_Gun_Control.htm

More guns are not the answer to gun violence When it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this: more guns are not the answer. Freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher, and security should not mean a guard posted outside every classroom.
More guns are not the answer to gun violence As long as weapons continue to travel up and down I-95, what is available for sale in Florida or Virginia can have devastating consequences here in Connecticut.
Source: 2013 Connecticut State of the State address , Jan 9, 2013

again just one search would have saved you from implying that Malloy is a big fat hypocrite.

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Response to dsc (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:04 PM

14. ^ wrong quote--Sandy Hook was 2012 ...

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:34 PM

5. Yes, it could.

It could also backfire in upstate NY.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:41 PM

9. If Bernie asks if she wants the same tough gun control in upstate NY as there is in NYC...

it would seem like she'd be stuck. If she says no, she's basically agreeing with Bernie that not all areas need the same level of gun control laws, and then you're down to minor differences of detail. If she says yes, she loses all the gun-owners.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:33 PM

15. Really stuck

Bernie should throw it in her face:

Q: But do you still favor licensing and registration of handguns?

A: What I favor is what works in NY. We have one set of rules in NYC and a totally different set of rules in the rest of the state. What might work in NYC is certainly not going to work in Montana. So, for the federal government to be having any kind of blanket rules that they’re going to try to impose, I think doesn’t make sense.

Source: 2008 Philadelphia primary debate, on eve of PA primary , Apr 16, 2008

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:36 PM

7. upstate new york too, but she's trying to really run up the score on him in NYC and Philly metros

 

while there are some Democrats who like their guns up there, the gun areas are very Republican areas.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:46 PM

10. 1000 points for the pun!

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Response to DebDoo (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:03 PM

13. hehe thought nobody would notice

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2016, 06:58 PM

12. Not really.

Most of the Democratic gun owners we know will have no problem with her views.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:45 PM

16. so now Hillary is pro-2nd Amendment rights again, bcz Penn primary is coming up

“I want to be really clear about this, because I learned how to shoot a gun behind our cottage in Lake Winola,” Mrs. Clinton said. “And I know how important gun ownership and particularly hunting is here in northeastern Pennsylvania.”
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/04/23/hillary-clintons-pennsylvania-visit-is-another-welcome-home/

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