Second Thoughts: How will the upcoming elections affect gun rights?
November 2, 2006
By Dave Kopel
Things look a lot better for the Second Amendment than they do for the Republican party. A race-by-race analysis of the Senate suggests that, while party control of the Senate could change, the Senate is very likely to retain a pro-gun working majority.
A 50-seat tsunami in the House would result in a gain of over two dozen seats for anti-gun forces; the more realistic scenario is a total Democratic gain of 30 of less, with about half of the freshman Democrats being anti-gun. This would leave the House with a fairly comfortable pro-Second Amendment majority.
In the governors’ mansions, gun owners could even come out ahead on this election, if pro-Second Amendment candidates hold on in some close races; gun owners already have one big gain sewed up, since Ohio’s governorship will be changing from an anti-gun Republican Taft to a pro-gun Democrat Strickland.
For the entire commentary and analysis, please visit NationalReview.com.
NOTE: Please pay close attention to where Kopel says polls are projecting losses for the Second Amendment and consult the Buckeye Firearms Assoc. Personalized Pro-Gun Slate Card Generator before heading out to vote tomorrow!
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