csmonitor.com gets it! The mainstream media have shunned the “g” word, but the Christian Science Monitor reports that gun voters were a big factor in last night’s Republican-dominated mid-terms. “Gun owners in Colorado and Connecticut, two states that passed sweeping gun-control laws in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., have helped turn Democratic gubernatorial incumbents into poll-trailers – underscoring the extent to which the evolution of the Second Amendment is intermingling with America’s voting habits.” Yes, well, since they penned that piece . . .
Anti-gun Governor Malloy (CT) squeaked through to re-election. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper looks set to do the same. And California Governor Brown skated to a second second term. So did New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Pro-gun voters can take some solace in the fact that voters deep-sixed anti-gun Illinois Governor Quinn and captured the governorship in Maryland, where Martin O’Malley put the screws to gun rights. Overall, close, but no cigar.