Advice for Democrats on Guns Ignores Their Reason Behind Citizen Disarmament

Advice for Democrats on Guns Ignores Their Reason Behind Citizen Disarmament

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. – -( Ammoland.com )- “Democrats Should Ditch the Anti-Gun Rhetoric If They Want to Survive 2022,” attorney, author, and former NRA lobbyist Richard Feldman asserts in a Tuesday opinion piece for Politico . “Key components of the party — women, Black people and Latinos — are increasingly gun owners.” Feldman, for those who have not been following gun issues for years, was the “architect” of the agreement with the Clinton White House to have major handgun manufacturers “voluntarily” include trigger locks with new guns . He’s also the author of Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist . Say what you will about the man, and I’ve had occasion to disagree with him over the years, you have to admit his indictment of NRA’s “ financial bloodsucking ” and “scare tactics to keep the money pouring in so that its executives can pay themselves vast salaries” now seem prophetic (not to those of us objecting at the time, but to NRA donors surprised by revelations of the extent of Executive VP Wayne LaPierre’s high living at their expense). “As the recent election results in Virginia and New Jersey showed, Democrats have a growing problem with rural and working-class voters. They also have a problem with Latino voters and independents and non-college-educated women. ” Feldman observes. “[I]f Democrats want to repair their relationships with these key voter groups there’s another issue that can do it. It’s not climate change or Covid vaccines or even child […]

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