When will it be OK to say the Parkland kids are obnoxious?

(And are probably hurting our chances for substantive gun control legislation)

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, March 25, 2018)

David Hogg at the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, D.C. (March 2018)

The Constitution stands in the way of gun control legislation

The first factor is the constitution itself. Often we hear a pro-control argument that goes something like this: “There are more legal and administrative restrictions in place to restrict our ability to get a driver’s license than there are to buy a gun.”

Partisanship hurts the prospects of gun control legislation

The second factor is the role of partisanship in national policymaking.

The importance of gun control to the American public is volatile

The third factor stopping gun control legislation is its long-term volatility in importance relative to other problems facing our nation.

With the deck stacked against them, what are gun control advocates supposed to do?

Of course, giving up on passing gun control legislation is not an option.

I am a survey and statistical consultant with over 30 -years experience measuring and analyzing public opinion (You can contact me at: kroeger98@yahoo.com)

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