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Thread #150435   Message #3505726
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
19-Apr-13 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: expanded background checks on guns defeated
Subject: RE: BS: expanded background checks on guns defeated
It all proves that USA is a country of 200 million people that love their guns more than their children.

In fact, of those 200 million* 180 million are in favor of expanding background checks. The problem is that enough legislators are in thrall to that remaining 20 million and their NRA mouthpiece to block the wishes of the majority. American politics is not about majority rule. It's about money, influence, and obstruction.

* The actual US population is over 300 million, but since about a third of those are children, the 200 million figure works in this context.