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Conservatives Backtrack on Long Prison Sentences

Tom267 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:28 PM
I have worked in a prison system as apparently have you. You are 1005 right.
Only a few lonely media outlets responded to the Aurora Mall murders by calling for stricter gun control measures. President Barack Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made eloquent statements, as did Mitt Romney, but neither the two Democrats nor the Republican called for changes in gun laws.

Many conservatives and gun rights advocates took satisfaction from this, with some cause. Congressional Democrats have mostly given up the fight for gun control after observing the defeats of many colleagues in 1994 and of Al Gore in 2000.

A large majority of states have passed laws allowing qualified citizens to carry concealed...