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Opening Arguments

Latest from the "party of ideas"

Juxtaposition of the day:

First up, "Dems push to revive failed gun control legislation"

A handful of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to push once again for universal background checks on all gun sales in the new Congress, even though they recognize it will be an uphill battle with Republicans taking majority control.

Background check legislation failed to gain traction in the outgoing Congress despite a string of high-profile school shootings that gun control advocates had hoped would turn the political tide in their favor. They say it’s only a matter of time.

And this:

For the first time in more than two decades of Pew Research Center surveys, there is more support for gun rights than gun control. Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.

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Despite efforts to frighten people about responsible use of firearms, a majority of Americans now think that firearm ownership does more to protect people (57%) than put their safety at risk (38%).

Never mind background checks. How about a reality check?