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Anti-gun control groups put out an 80 page booklet that supposedly provides all the logical responses to pro-2nd Amendment individuals and groups. In the section The Overall Landscape we are told that the anti-gun movement supposedly wins the logical debate. I suppose those who wrote this have not listened to people like Chris Matthews or Piers Morgan who have never logically explained their position nor the fallacy of pro-2nd Amendment arguments.

THE OVERALL LANDSCAPE
1. Advocates for gun violence prevention win the logical debate, but lose on more emotional terms.
2. There is an intensity gap that has built up over years. In the general public, those who view themselves as supporters of gun rights are more deeply committed to and emotionally invested in their position than those supporting stronger gun violence prevention measures.
3. Generally speaking, people are unfamiliar with – and surprised to learn – how easy current laws make it to acquire guns and carry loaded weapons.
4. There is wide personal experience with gun violence. 40% of respondents report that they or someone they know personally has been a victim of gun violence.

You can read the booklet at http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/748675/gun-violencemessaging-guide-pdf-1.pdf
There is wide personal experience with gun violence. 40% of respondents report that they or someone they know personally has been a victim of gun violence.

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