Once vast herds of Democrats roamed the plains of western Michigan. [Gun show attendee Michael] Schenk said, “When I was a kid, we were all poor, and it seemed like everyone was a Democrat. These days, I don’t know any.”
Democrats have embraced abortion and gun control, among other things. Abortion is not a deal breaker. The pro-life movement faces the problem of abortion being declared a right. It’s not but abortion advocates did good PR on that one.
Gun control is a deal breaker because gun ownership is an enumerated right. People know the real aim is gun confiscation.
We have had gun control for 52 years. If you are a felon or crazy, you cannot buy a gun. Wife-beaters and people dishonorably discharged from the military cannot buy guns. The list of people banned is long. You can only buy from a licensed gun dealer and they must check out every buyer even at a gun show. [UPDATE: People have pointed out individuals may sell among themselves. I forgot.]
– Don Surber in Writing Off Gun Owners