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Mayors Against Bloomberg’s Bombast
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/13/2013 5:34:59 AM

During the past couple of decades, as their wretched little cause slowly lost ground, it dawned on the more adroit of America’s gun-control outfits that they might profit from the invention of a new language to market their appeals. Thus it was that we moved away from a debate in which the Left was content to be represented by outfits named “Handgun Control Inc.” and in which restrictionists advocated brazenly for “gun control” and even “gun bans,” and moved toward a debate in which “Handgun Control Inc.” became the “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,” the term “gun control” was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/13/2013 9:23:29 AM     (No. 9471363)

“They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.”

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