Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
Question, SS - if the Democrats started a crackdown on gun control, would you cross the aisle?
Yours in ideological ambiguity,
No. First, it wouldn't get anywhere while the 2nd amendment is still around. And second, most of the issues that the democrats are usually against are more restrictions of handguns (which, considering the state of the inner cities, makes sense) and people owning a whole arsenal of semi-automatic weapons and such (which I think needs to be curtailed too). Very few democrats really care about stopping people from owning a rifle and things like that.
Plus, even with things like handguns, what they are against is not private ownership - they just want things like background checks and waiting periods, which do not seem like onerous requirements to me (even if it does to the NRA).
There's no chance whatsoever that democrats would actually push hard on this mind you, considering a large percentage of democrats are also gun owners (especially the blue collar workers in swing states), so I don't see gun restrictions as a plausible political platform anytime soon.