With Dems in control, "high hopes" that Federal Assault Weapons ban will be renewed
But Helmke, a former Republican mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., acknowledged that his challenge was to convince Democrats that his cause was not "radioactive." Many Democratic strategists have come to believe that supporting gun-control laws alienates rural voters and many independents.
"Guns are a tricky issue," Helmke said. "But the elections show there's nothing to be afraid of." . . .
Thanks very much to Rich for sending this to me.