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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 10:12 AM

24. It became the pet issue of the Third Way in the early '90s

as a way to "triangulate" the opposition and appeal to right-leaning law-and-order authoritarians. The "build more prisons and put more people in them" mantra was already taken, so the Third Way/DLC seized on "ban scawwy guns" as a second-tier alternative.

At some point, key people in the party leadership actually fell for the "assault weapon" fraud and came to believe that some civilian guns were an existential threat to 'Murrica, and acted accordingly. The rest has flowed from that bait-and-switch, IMO.

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