In 2019 he won a majority in both Democratic lawmakers Virginia State House and Senate for the first time in decades. had after the polls closed, it took a poll of 600 voters in the swing of the pressure of the group Arms Control District Every For Gun Safety (Each) so that the question that has been their most affected voice was not for the ‘ economics or health care. It ‘was one of the legislature’s position on arms. After the shooting of Virginia Beach mass, each spent $2.5 million on legislative races of the State, based on Republican lawmakers who pass gun had resisted reform. Each was the big spender outside in the election, the National Rifle Association (NRA), with a lead of four outspending-to-one. But problems can gun safety as mobilization of the electorate in 2020 in which many problems may seem more pressing: a pandemic, the global mass unemployment and asks Systemic Racism in the end? Every now believes the group, funded largely by Michael Bloomberg, hopes to repeat the success in Virginia with $10 million focused on the state only legislative races, including purchases seven figures to the State targeted legislative chambers levels in Arizona, North Carolina, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Iowa and even Texas. “Sometimes the Opening Congress is and sometimes it is the final, and this is certainly true when it comes to gun safety,” Every time President John Feinblatt said in an e-mail. “[Working] in the United States it is the key to ensure that the majority of Americans who favor common sense gun safety represented by the sense gun majorities.” Of all the state legislative races, each plan to spend most of Texas. The group will be at least $2.5 million will be allocated to reflect the state of the house, which they call a majority “gun point”, to invest in Mail and Direct Digital TV commercials on the issue of gun safety. Read more: Guns Divided America. This is what happens when you meet people in 245 attempts in the Middle “Texas is a kind of microcosm [for] the weapons policy in the rest of the country,” said James Henson, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the Director Texas Politics Project. Until a few years ago, most of the organization gun laws in state supported easing restrictions, he says. But they are very active and “the area to some extent changed after several shootings-2017 mass shooting Sutherland Springs, the 26 killed in 2018 Santa Fe shootout that killed 10 and 2019, the El Paso shooting, the groups 23-gun control have killed “Henson continues. A February poll was conducted by each, Texas voters found a five laws on longer supported strongest weapons: 1 margin; 78% said that an attitude of candidates for “weapons very important” to their vote. To take the Texas House, Democrats need to overturn nine seats. “It will be difficult enough to overwhelm the Republican to the Democratic base to mobilize,” said Mark P. Jones, a fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “You’re going to have a subset of voters to convince normally votes Republican to vote Democrat this time.” This is not out of the question, says Jones, especially in the suburbs of Dallas and Houston, where the battle for home state mainly plays out. “It all depends on how accurately hit [gun control] -like responsible, but not anti-second amendment rights,” he continues. As for the specific weapon reforms, Jones said Republican voters who reject universal background checks tend and tighter restrictions on assault rifles to support most. Each messaging A survey conducted in July also found that the prevention of gun violence was one of the “get” messages with voters in battleground House districts. Read more: I supported the Second Amendment my whole life. It ‘time for the reasonable control of weapons, the Dallas and Houston suburb for 80% of all districts have selected Texas also have experienced demographic changes of recent years, the democratic hopes buoy. Some Republican lawmakers were re-elected only by the slimmest of margins in 2018, including Republican Rep. Jeff Leach, the home district is in suburban Dallas 67 ° Leach A rating from the NRA in 2018 received today is democratic Lorenzo Sanchez It organized the support of demand gun Action mothers, each boom. “I take the problem of gun violence seriously, and I know that we can take action to reduce the damage, while in medium security law Texans weapon to have,” says Sanchez TIME in a statement. Sanchez says gun reform is particularly important because white supremacy El Paso shooter House District 67. “He just lived to have opened at our local Walmart and fire on me to choose my family, friends and others in the our community, “says Sanchez. Leach did not respond for comment at the time requirement. Henson polling policy notes was a project carried out by its Texas, found that the change “more to do in these suburban districts with the changing composition than it is in the setting for the weapons to deal with significant changes. ” Opinion on gun safety of US adults have found 1 August survey by The Economist and YouGov that only 5% of respondents said gun control was the most important issue for them; 23%, on the other hand, said that employment and the economy. possession of weapons for political behavior and attitude, notes, gun control does not have a problem of a number of electors The impact of both its influence a choice: But as Mark R. Joslyn, a professor at the ‘University of Kansas and author of the Gun Gap. “The pandemic crisis has worsened, and racial justice protests have the connection between gun violence, police violence and penal reform put in sharp focus” Each says the fine sheet. “Safety is a two threats pistol,” he continues. “And ‘confident and independent mobility is important demographic, including suburban women, communities of color, and young people.” Picture copyright by Win McNamee-Getty Images
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